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Months of road detours planned in Sidney

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"We'll have detours all over this town," Sidney Public Services Director John Hehnke said. "Its one of the 'fun' problems that come with road projects."

The city of Sidney has nearly $16 million dollars worth of projects kicking off this year, many of which involve road work and street projects.

Improvements are planned for Fort Sidney Road, 10th Avenue, and the streets around North Elementary School.

And drivers may be seeing orange cones line the streets soon, as the 10th Avenue project is slated to start in the beginning of May.

"It will probably be one of our largest road projects," Hehnke said. "It goes from Highway 30 to Osage street, which affects the hospital, and the main corridor for north/south traffic in to the downtown and out to the interstate."

Hehnke says the scale of the project will also make it one of the longest-running detours. 

"We'll be diverting traffic for over four months as we try to complete this project, but it will be a complete removal of the existing street, upgrades to the storm sewer, and new pavement."

Hehnke says the detours may not be ideal for drivers, but the results will be worth the wait.

"People want to see the roads improved, but that means they'll have to do the detours."

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