The Nebraska City City Council will host public hearings on Street Improvement Districts 2017-1 and 2017-2 during the July 17 City Council meeting.
Council members created the two street improvement districts during their meeting Monday night in order to secure funding for the North 11th Street project (District 2017-1)  that will see the bridge over North Table Creek replaced and an asphalt overlay applied to the road surface from 1st Avenue to the city limits.
Street Improvement District 2017-2 makes it possible for the city to demolish the 4th Corso Viaduct this fall and winter and begin the work of replacing it next summer.
“These are state statutory items,” said Nebraska City City Administrator Grayson Path. “We have to declare the street improvement districts to get bans and bonds.”
If the city didn’t declare the districts, said Path, the city would be unable to complete the projects.
In another street matter, council members approved funding to pave the approximately 215 feet of South 11th Street between the newly resurfaced roadways of the North and South 11th Street projects.
Nebraska City Construction and Facility Manager Marty Stovall told the council that Constructors Inc. will give the city contract pricing on the project, which will be completed before the now-closed roadway south of Orschlen Farm and Home and near the  Best Western Nebraska City Inn reopens for traffic.
“The lane’s going to be closed for another month,” said Stovall. “Constructors will get to it in that time.”
Cost of the paving project is estimated at $31,500, which will be paid for using bans from the South 11th Street project.