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Work Will Begin on I-80, in Dawson and Buffalo Counties

Nebraska Department of Transportation

March 14, 2024 (Grand Island, Neb.) — Weather permitting, work will begin March 20 on I-80 from reference post 254+80 to reference post 263+70 in Dawson and Buffalo Counties, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Koss Construction Company of Topeka, Kan. is the contractor for this project. Work will consist of full depth concrete replacement of I-80 in both directions of travel, four bridge widening and re-decks, and a box culvert will be built to replace two bridges. At US-183 and the Elm Creek Interchange there will be concrete repair work, and the Elm Creek ramps will be replaced up to the gore.

Traffic will be maintained in a head-to-head configuration using temporary traffic control devices in the westbound lanes while the eastbound lanes are being constructed during the 2024 construction season and vice versa during the 2025 construction season. A 12-foot width restriction will be enforced throughout the project. Anticipated completion is Spring 2026.

Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.