Roads Discussed When Governor Visits Norfolk

NORFOLK - Governor Dave Heineman was in Norfolk this morning to discuss the just-completed legislative session, but local leaders wanted to talk with him about roads. Mayor Sue Fuchtman asked him to convince her that using bonding to accelerate road construction is not a good idea, and City Administrator Shane Weidner asked what Northeast Nebraskans could do to get the Highway 275 Expressway project pushed up on the priority list. 
Heineman said one of the things he is working on is to see that more highway projects are COMPLETED.Heineman also cautioned that the main criteria for building or improving a road can’t be traffic count. He says if that is the determining factor, all road construction will be in the Omaha-Lincoln area.
Heineman stopped at the Norfolk Regional Airport to meet with local citizens. Norfolk State Senator Jim Scheer also discussed some issues with constituents. After leaving Norfolk, the governor flew to South Sioux City for a similar event.