The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration have approved the necessary documents for the Lincoln South Beltway project to advance on to the official procurement process. Starting today, the NDOT will solicit bids from contractors with a deadline of December 12. Following the Department’s analysis of the bids, an award will be made to support a 2020 construction start date.
During the official advertisement period, the project plans and bid proposal will be available for contractor review to assist with bid submittal. Two bidder’s conferences have been scheduled for October 17 and November 13 to provide potential bidders with project information and to answer contractor questions. Bids will be received until 1:30 PM CST on December 12 at which time they will be opened and read publicly. Bid analysis, award, contract execution and financial close will follow the opening of bids.
The Lincoln South Beltway will improve regional connectivity by creating an east to west four-lane freeway south of Lincoln, linking US-77 and N-2. It is designed to reduce conflicts between local and through traffic, including heavy truck traffic, in Lincoln. The freeway will divert freight trucks from the local urban transportation network, which will help increase safety and mobility in local travel.
More information on the Lincoln South Beltway project can be found at: https://dot.nebraska.gov/lincoln-south-beltway/.
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