Alternative construction method approved

Nebraska’s largest counties and cities are allowed to use an alternative design method for transportation projects under a bill passed May 24.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist21' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Mike Hilgers'>Sen. Mike Hilgers</a>
Sen. Mike Hilgers

LB583, introduced by Lincoln Sen. Mike Hilgers, allows counties of 150,000 or more residents and metropolitan and primary class cities to use a design-build method for projects that fall under the Transportation Innovation Act.

Currently, Douglas, Lancaster and Sarpy counties meet that threshold.

The bill was approved on a 47-0 vote.

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