LINCOLN, Neb. — July 2, 2019 —Black Hills Energy is beginning an upgrade of the natural gas distribution system in Crete starting this week. The month-long project will temporarily disrupt traffic at the intersection of East 13th Street and Iris Avenue, closing east bound 13th Street while the work is completed during the week of July 15.
These improvements are necessary to continue to meet the increased natural gas demand related to the growing demand in the community. In addition to the work at East 13th Street and Iris Avenue, Black Hills Energy will also be working on natural gas facilities at the following locations:
Construction work in these areas is not expected to disrupt traffic.
“We’ve provided safe, reliable natural gas service to Crete for nearly 90 years,” said Andy Storf, senior operations manager for Black Hills Energy. “This investment is part of our continued commitment to being a good partner, ready to serve the growing community.”
During the project, there will be minimal interruptions in natural gas service to homes and businesses in the area. Black Hills Energy will notify customers if there are interruptions to minimize the inconvenience. Customers can contact Black Hills Energy at 888-890-5554 if they have any questions.
About Black Hills Energy
Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) is a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company with a tradition of improving life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, the company serves 1.27 million natural gas and electric utility customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. More information is available at www.blackhillscorp.com and www.blackhillsenergy.com.
The City Street Department has closed the 4th Street and Boswell intersection for reconstruction work by an outside contractor.
Work is projected to take 3-4 weeks and the area is expected to be open by the start of school in August. Drivers and pedestrians should use alternate routes.
Residents with questions should contact the Public Works Department at City Hall, 402.826.4312.
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The U.S. Census Bureau will conduct the Census in 2020. Most households will not receive census materials and questionnaires until mid-March of 2020 and have the option to respond by filling out the form, responding online, or by telephone. In-person follow-ups to residences that have not responded will likely begin in May of 2020 in most areas.
When census workers do contact residents, they will not email or text, and will not ask for bank information, social security numbers, payments or donations.
City of Crete officials are currently participating in an initiative through the U.S. Census Bureau called a “Complete Count Committee” in order to raise awareness of the census activities, educate on what data will be collected and how, as well as the timeline for this official information-gathering. Promotional information on census activities will be made available later this year in preparation for the 2020 Census data collection. The process of hiring census workers has also started in most areas, including Nebraska.
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City of Crete
Departments of Public Works
Crete Transfer Station/Landfill - 478 County Road 2300 (1/2 mile north of Highway 33 on Boswell Ave.)
Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Public Works: 402.826.4312
The Garbage Company: 1.800.322.4272
Public Works Directory
Free disposal: branches and yard waste can be disposed of free of charge; appliances, hot water heaters, metal and iron also accepted at no cost. Items with freon must have it removed and tagged.
Fees established by The Garbage Company: larger loads of household trash and waste
Not accepted: tires, farm truck loads, dump truck loads or semi loads.
Find more information on residential and commercial Garbage & Recycling Collection routes.