The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is continuing its efforts to inspect and reopen roadways after the historic flooding this spring across the state.

Following inspection and repair by NDOT personnel and contractors, the following Highways are open to traffic:

Highway 14 is open between Verdigre and the Standing Bear Bridge. Width restriction of 10 feet on the bridge just south of Niobrara on one lane while work continues on the bridge

Highway 30 Columbus and Silver Creek..

Highway 81 is now open to all traffic while under construction.  Traffic will be head-to-head and a 12-foot width restriction is in place while work continues.  All traffic, including heavy trucks and semi-truck traffic is advised to follow the posted speed-limit in the construction zone, especially where lane cross-overs are present.

Please remember some local and county roads may still remain impassible. 

Travel with caution.

Plan your travel by checking 511 prior to leaving for your destination.  511 provides the most up to date travel conditions and closures available.  The system is available at all times online at, Nebraska 511’s smartphone app or by dialing 511.