Work begins on Highway 6 east of Wauneta
By Sheri Hink-Wagner
The Wauneta Breeze
Travelers on highway 6 between Wauneta and Hamlet may experience delays as work begins on a $3.4 million project which includes bridge work, widening and resurfacing the highway.
Project inspectors indicated work to the three bridges is slotted to begin today, April 11, weather permitting.
Crew members were out on the approximately 8-mile stretch Monday putting out signs and marking the road between the west edge of Wauneta and the east edge of Hamlet.
The project will include replacing guardrails and work on the three bridges on the stretch, widening the roadway by two feet on each side, milling and overlaying the roadway with asphalt.
All three bridges–over Wild Horse Creek and two bridges over Frenchman Creek–will be controlled with lane closures and temporary traffic signals during construction. Travel will be restricted to a 12 foot width.
Traffic will be guided through the construction zone with flaggers and pilot vehicles in addition to the three temporary traffic signals.
The prime contractor on the project is Werner, Inc. of Hastings, Nebr. The project is expected to be completed by late fall.