Gov. announces road improvements, including six-lane stretch of Interstate 80

Gov. Dave Heineman offered an assessment on road improvement projects including a five-year outlook.

He listed recently completed projects including changing between Lincoln and Omaha from four to six lanes.

A new bridge over the Loup River south of Fullerton was also opened in November.

In September a new bridge across the Missouri River in Rulo was opened to traffic. The Kearney Bypass Interchange opened in August and the Platte River Bridge south of Fremont opened in July.

Summer and fall improvement projects on Interstate 80, from Paxton to Sutherland, from North Platte to Maxwell, and Henderson to Waco, and on Highway 20 near Wood Lake and Nenzel all have been completed.

Other projects like Highway 23 at Curtis and Moorefield will be completed in the coming months. Numerous other projects let to contract just this fall are underway and will be completed in the upcoming months.

During the next five years, the State Department of Roads will also work on the following projects:

The Heartland Expressway, widening Highway 385 from the junction of Link 62A, just south of Angora to Alliance;The Wahoo Bypass;The Kearney East Bypass;Widening Highway 133 from Blair to Omaha to 4-lanes;Widening Highway 30 from Schuyler to Fremont to 4-lanes; andWidening Highway 6 near Hastings to 5-lanes.In addition to the above mentioned major highway projects, the Department of Roads will be dedicated to routine maintenance projects all across the state.

There are eight highway districts across Nebraska and Department of Roads employees are involved in providing assistance whenever necessary. Winter operations are a major focus during the inclement season of snow, ice, freezing winds and temperatures. The crews will be out with plows, trucks and deicing materials throughout the changing Nebraska weather.

Please, be alert to snow removal equipment if you must travel in a snowstorm.

You are encouraged to “Know before you go.”  That means call 511 or click onto for the latest road and travel conditions.  NDOR’s Mobile Traveler at provides text links to cameras, weather links and the latest NDOR tweets.

"I want to thank the Department of Roads for their leadership and all of our public and private partners throughout Nebraska for the cooperation and collaboration in the development of these roads projects," Gov. Heineman said.