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

Lancaster County
Hickman, NE
$ 4,860,000

“Hawkins Construction Company has brought ideas to the District for both cost savings as well as scheduling to keep projects both on time and on budget. To help do this they make time early in the project for both collaborative value engineering as well as learning the intricacies of our projects to avoid potential schedule problems. This understanding of the project helps them with the management of subcontractors and makes for a more organized construction process.”

Michael A. Koenig, P.E.
Director, Major Water Plant Projects - Metropolitan Utilities District