May 8, 2015
You may have noticed the distinct lack of rubble on the East System Interchange after the summer of 2014. When the first phase of the newly rebuilt East System Interchange began, the contractor cleared rubble and other materials from this former large industrial park. The remaining industrial businesses will stay, as well as the rail yard located just northwest of the Interchange.
The contractor, who is already ramping up to begin the fall 2015 phase, is now in the process of building up the embankment to prepare for grading and paving, as well as installing wick drains to improve drainage in the area.
Motorists and those living or working near the project area will see a lot of additional earthwork brought in…1,132,209 cubic yards!! If all of this dirt was dumped out on a football field, it would be as tall as the First National Bank Tower in Omaha - that’s a lot of dirt!