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Street improvement plan passes in 3-2 split vote


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Fort Sidney Rd. Bridge is one of the street improvement projects expected to be completed this year according to the 2016 one-year and six-year street improvement plan approved Tuesday in a 3-2 split vote by the Sidney City Council. The bridge was reopened before winter, but will close for a maximum 14 days to allow work at the north end of the intersection to tie in with Pole Creek Crossing.

It was a split vote when the Sidney City Council approved the 2016 one-year and six-year street improvement plan following the public hearing held Tuesday evening during the council's regular meeting.

According to state statute 39-2115, each municipality "shall develop and file with the Board of Public Roads Classifications and Standards a long-range, six-year plan of street improvements based on priority of needs and calculated to contribute to the orderly development of an integrated statewide system of highways, roads and streets."

While the deadline to file the plan was March 1, the cit...

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