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Sarpy County Commissioners approve bid to repair Pflug Road

Sarpy County

Sarpy County Commissioners approve bid to repair Pflug Road

Date: 
January 26, 2018

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners approved a bid to repair erosion damage on Pflug Road from 228th Street to 230th Street. 

The road serves as the primary access road to the Holy Family Shrine, one of Sarpy County's most visited tourist attractions. The road also serves residences and agricultural interests in the area. 

'I'm excited to see the repair work begin on Pflug Road. The closure has been an inconvenience to residents and the Holy Family Shrine," Sarpy County Commissioner Jim Warren said. "We received a good bid and look forward to construction beginning."

In the spring of 2017, the Sarpy County Public Works Department was moving forward with plans to repair existing erosion damage on Pflug Road when heavy rains in April and May caused massive amounts of dirt to slough off, opening large cracks in the roadway. The damage left the road unsafe for vehicles, forcing Public Works to close Pflug Road from Fishery Road to 228th Street. The new damage required a different, more extensive repair plan.

Because of streams in the area, repair plans had to be reviewed and verified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Sarpy County received verification from the Corps in November and began the bidding process.

High Plains Enterprises was awarded the bid in the amount of $438,262.44. 

The repairs are expected to take 30 working days, which are defined as day when the temperature is above 40 degrees and rising and which are suitable for the construction of this project. It does not include Sundays and holidays. 

Pflug Road erosion
Extensive erosion along Pflug Road caused cracks to form in the roadway. (Sarpy County photo)