(Neb.) - Heartland Expressway to cost $500M over 20 years
GERING, Neb. (AP) - A long-delayed highway linking Denver to Rapid City, S.D., by way of the Nebraska Panhandle, is estimated to cost more than $500 million and take 20 years to complete.
Details about the project were presented Thursday at a Nebraska Department of Roads open house in Gering. Preliminary estimates for the Heartland Expressway break construction of the four-lane highway into five-year segments, with each costing between $95 million and $259 million.
The highway project was designed in the late 1970s to link Denver and Rapid City but has struggled for funding.
Public input is being sought on the proposed highway plan. Once the plan is finalized, officials will discuss how to fund the project.
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