Work has begun on the flood-damaged portion of U.S Highway 30 between Arlington and Fremont, Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) spokeswoman Jeni Campana confirmed.

On Friday, dump trucks were unloading sand on the west side of the large washout, while water was being pumped back to the Elkhorn River.

Omni Engineering is the contractor for the project. Earlier this month, District 2 Engineer Tim Weander said the company would need to bring in other contractors to do the embankment work.

The company was doing asphalt work on Highway 30 under a contract with the NDOT when the flood occurred. Omni Engineering was awarded the contract for the new repairs March 28.

According to the NDOT's Flood Recovery website, Highway 30 is scheduled to be open yet this spring.

Work on state Highway 91 at the Dodge-Washington county line is also underway. Goree Excavating was awarded the contract for those repairs, which include road and shoulder work.

That work is expected to be completed in June, according to the NDOT's website.

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