Projects

Hickman Viaduct

The Hickman Viaduct that Hawkins built in Lancaster County replaced the extremely dangerous 68th Street at-grade railroad crossing. The new 800-foot long viaduct over the BNSF Railroad and nearby Salt Creek completely eliminates the danger of vehicles or pedestrians being hit by a train traveling on this section of track. Since 68th Street serves as the main artery for local travel in the area, more than 5,000 vehicles that use the viaduct daily will directly benefit from the faster and safer flow of traffic. Hawkins hit the job hard and completed the project nearly two months ahead of schedule, greatly reducing the impact of detours for local high schools and the City of Hickman as a whole.

Project Details

Client:
Lancaster County
Location:
Hickman, NE
Completed:
2011
Value:
$ 4,860,000
Category:
Bridges

"Hawkins Construction Company has been a vital partner in building some of Nebraska's most iconic transportation projects — like the West Dodge elevated expressway and the Interstate 80 six-lane between Omaha and Lincoln. Hawkins’ teams consistently help solve problems on-site, create accurate documents, and minimize unnecessary changes — all at extremely competitive prices.”

Randall D. Peters P.E.
NDOR Director-State Engineer, 2012 -2015
Associate Professor of Practice
UNL Department of Civil Engineering