Road work will start Tuesday, May 26 at 108th Street and Platteview Road, a major construction project that will improve safety near Platteview High School.
The project will widen 108th Street and Platteview Road and add left turn lanes on all four legs of the intersection. The profile changes to Platteview Road will improve visibility at the intersection.
“Improving Platteview Road is a priority for the Sarpy County Board, especially safety improvements at frequently used intersections like108th and Platteview, which is right next to the high school,” said Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly. “This is the first of many planned improvements along Platteview Road, a key east-west corridor for Sarpy County and the entire metro area. We have engineers working on designs for an expanded Platteview Road from U.S. 75 all the way to 108th. We'll move west from there.”
In October 2019, the Sarpy County Board awarded Hawkins Construction Company the $3 million project at 108th and Platteview. Hawkins was the lowest bidder on the project.
Access to 108th Street north of Platteview will be blocked starting on May 26 and will conclude at the end of July. Access to 108th Street south of Platteview will be blocked starting at the end of July and will conclude at the end of December.
The entire project is expected to be complete in December.
“We're working with the Springfield Platteview Community Schools to minimize the disruption to their access points as much as possible. We'll also make sure they know exactly what changes are coming so they can help us communicate that to their students who drive to school,” said Sarpy County Engineer Denny Wilson.
Platteview Road will remain open during construction, however, there will be short periods where traffic will be directed by flaggers.
Drivers who need to access to the area should use 96th Street or 120th Street to Fairview Road or Mitchell Road.
Drivers should be aware of increased construction traffic in this area, reduce their speed and limit distractions.