Initially, the Adams County Board of Supervisors was open to the idea of closing a one-mile section of 42nd Street that runs through Gottsch Feedlot near Juniata.
That was until a group of people who rely on the road to get from one place to another spoke during a public hearing Tuesday urging the board not to close the road through Liberty and Alda avenues.
So instead the board unanimously approved a motioned to keep 42nd Street open and approach the state Board of Classifications and Standards for permission to improve the road through the feedlot.
Officially, the road is classified as a minimum-maintenance road by the Nebraska Department of Roads.
"Anything that happens on that roadway is not just a decision of the county," said Adams County Roads Superintendent Dawn Miller. "Anything that happens on that roadway has to go through the Board of Classifications and Standards. If we want to put new surfacing on that road, we can't do it without first going to Board of Classifications and Standards."