Current Projects


Welcome Signs


Spearheaded by a wide variety of community leaders and citizens, the City of Beatrice has undertaken efforts to update the City's welcome signs.  Schuster Design Studio, Inc. has been hired to complete the first design for the welcome signs.


Curb and Gutter Replacement


The City of Beatrice has entered into an agreement with Trauernicht Construction, Inc. for the curb and gutter removal and replacement along: 5th Street - East Curb from Ella to High Street, 9th Street - East Curb from Vacated Nicholls to Tait Street, and 9th Street - West Curb from Vacated Nicholls to Green Street.  The anticipated start date has been established as July 28, 2014, begining at 5th Street and proceeding to 9th Street.  Each section is expected to take approximately two (2) weeks to complete.  More information regarding the construction process can be found here.




Continuing with improvements in the downtown, the City has hired R.L. Tiemann Construction, Inc. to pave the alleys between Court and Ella, 3rd to 5th Streets.  The project is anticipated to being in July and last approximately six (6) weeks.


Downtown Alley Electrical Lines


The Electric Department is currently upgrading the electric distribution system located in the alleys between Court Street and Market Street, from 5th Street to 7th Street, from 4.16 Kv feeders to 12.5 Kv feeders.  While upgrading the distribution system, the Electric Department is also changing from the two (2) pole structures to a single pole.


Water Main Replacement Project


Crews have begun replacing the exisiting water main on the West Court Street portion of the project.  This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of July.


 Library Renovation


Thanks to the generous donation by the Beatrice Library Foundation, the Beatrice Public Library is being renovated.  The renovation plans largly consist of developing the basement level of the Library which will feature the Heritage Room.  The project is underway.  The anticipated completion date is October 10, 2014.


WPC Facility Assessment


Knowing that new EPA regulations are coming for the treatment of wastewater and in an effort to be proactive, the Beatrice Board of Public Works has retained Olsson Associates to review the current Wastewater Facility, provide options of possible upgrades necessary for new regulations, and the expected cost of those improvements.  This study is expected to be completed in July 2014.


Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI)


The Beatrice Board of Public Works received five (5) responses to our Request for Qualifications.  The base bid for the AMI system ranged from $1,738,596.80 to $4,238,570.85.  The City has narrowed the vendors down to two (2).  City staff will be conducting site visits of communities with AMI systems from the two (2) remaining vendors.



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