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Highway 39 now open south of Genoa

Aerial view of the Loup River overflow bridge south of Genoa after flood damage in March.

Nebraska Highway 39 is now open south of Genoa.
Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced the opening last Friday, July 19 — 13 days ahead of schedule.
Highway 39 was damaged during the March 2019 flooding, including washout of a large section of the highway north of the Loup River and significant damage to the overflow bridge south of the Loup River.
Motorists will be directed to a single lane, traffic signal controlled “shoofly,” or temporary road, around the overflow bridge being replaced at MP 17.92. Traffic will be maintained on the shoofly, with 12-foot-wide and
100-foot-long restrictions until the overflow bridge is completed, currently scheduled for mid-November.
Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through the construction zone and to wear seatbelts.
The NDOT partnered with contractors and subcontractors to reopen the roadway and restore mobility.
Paulsen, Inc., of Cozad and their subcontractor Van Kirk Brothers of Sutton, were
awarded the emergency contract to replace the washed out portion of N-39 north of the Loup River.
Simon Construction Company of North Platte, Nebraska, received the $2,961,400 emergency contract to
construct the temporary shoofly and replace the overflow bridge.
To view updates on progress of repairs to State highways and bridges visit: https://dot.nebraska.gov/news-media/nebraska-flood-2019/.