According To New Studay Road Expansion Project Could Save Lives

A new study says completing a road expansion project between Omaha and Norfolk could save lives and churn out millions of dollars.

Creighton economics professor Ernie Goss says expanding a 47-mile stretch of Highway 275 from two to four lanes would save the state more than $145 million per year and support more than 1,315 jobs. Goss says expanding the road would increase safety, reduce commute times, and stimulate growth in the manufacturing, metals production and cattle operations along the corridor.

The project would cost $186 million in.