A lane mile is an 11’ lane of street one mile long. A typical residential street in Kearney is 36’ wide. One centerline mile of a 36’ wide street is calculated as three lane miles.
At this time, Kearney has 487 lane miles of concrete, 55 lane miles of asphalt, 15 lane miles of gravel, and 5 lane miles of brick streets. Maintaining 557 lane miles of streets would be like sweeping, moving snow, or generally maintaining one lane of Interstate 80 from Omaha to Denver.
Questions regarding the condition of streets, signs, storm sewers, or general maintenance may be addressed by contacting the Transportation Division at (308) 233-3218.