Old Potash and Claude Road Paving Improvement Project will resume
City of Grand Island – Old Potash Highway & Claude Road Paving Improvement Project.
The City of Grand Island Public Works Department is announcing the Old Potash Highway and Claude Road Paving Improvement Project will resume this spring. The Old Potash Highway will be closed from the United States Post Office to Claude Road on Monday, March 8, 2021. Access to the United States Post Office will be maintained off Old Potash Highway from the west of their facility. The Old Potash Highway and Claude Road intersection will be closed for the construction of the roundabout. Old Potash Highway will remain open to Diers Avenue and Kaufman Avenue.
Old Potash Highway will be closed, in some form, between the United States Post Office and Webb Road throughout the 2021 construction season. The Old Potash Highway closures will be phased to maintain access to business along the project corridor.
The Old Potash Highway and Claude Road project includes reconstruction of Old Potash Highway from Webb Road to North Road. Old Potash Highway will consist of removal of the existing asphalt roadway and construction of a concrete curb and gutter roadway section. The construction of a new section of Claude Road from Old Potash Highway to Faidley Avenue is also part of the project. Four roundabouts will be constructed with this project and include the following intersections; Old Potash Highway and Wilmar Avenue, Old Potash Highway and Claude Road, Old Potash Highway and North Road, Claude Road and Faidley Avenue. The project will also include storm sewer construction, sidewalk improvements, water main adjustments and sanitary sewer extensions.
Utility relocations along Old Potash Highway have begun and will continue in the 2021 construction season.
On May 26, 2020, City Council awarded the construction contract to Starostka Group Unlimited, Inc. of Grand Island, Nebraska for $10,530,764.77.
For more information on the roadway project, and other Public Works projects, visit the projects webpage at www.drivegi.com, or call Public Works at 308-385-5455.