Weather permitting, work will resume April 18 on an I-80 construction project near Ogallala, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Koss Construction of Topeka, Kansas is the prime contractor. I-80 west of Ogallala will be transitioned into two-lane, two-way traffic on the eastbound lanes. Westbound traffic will utilize a median crossover to access the eastbound lanes. Both eastbound and westbound traffic will utilize the eastbound interstate with a single lane in each direction. There will be an 11-foot width restriction in effect.
The speed on I-80 will be reduced to 65 mph. Traffic phasing is required for the replacement of existing pavement for the westbound lanes. Two-lane, two-way traffic is anticipated to remain in effect until late October 2022.
Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.