Jefferson, Washington counties reach an agreement with TC Energy regarding road repairs
FAIRBURY, Neb. -- Officials in southeast Nebraska and northeast Kansas have reached an agreement with TC Energy to repair a section of Ida Avenue near Steele City, NE.
Drivers are met with several bumps, potholes and loose asphalt.
Officials on the Kansas side put signs up in the area warning people to slow down through the area. Other officials have said that the road desperately needs to be fixed.
Representatives from Jefferson County in Nebraska, Washington County, Kansas and the Village of Steele City met with TC Energy back in March to discuss ideas to be done with the road.
They were hopeful of confirming the bid in the fall and starting construction in the spring.
The bid has finally been reached through a joint statement issued on behalf of TC Energy and Jefferson County.
According to the statement:
“We are pleased that we have reached an agreement for the repair of a section of Ida Ave near Steele City, NE. It is a shared priority to repair the road so that it can be returned to its previous use. TC Energy appreciates the willingness of the County to work with us to reach this agreement. We maintain our commitment to serving as a good neighbor well into the future.”
The estimated price tag on the fix was $6 million, but that number is preliminary.