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.

Sen. Mike Hilgers
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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