NORTH PLATTE – Weather permitting, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), along with the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP), will be conducting rolling closures along Interstate 80 for construction near Gothenburg. The closures will occur overnight beginning at approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 17.
Watts Electric Company of Waverly is the prime contractor. The rolling closures on I-80 will be from the Hershey interchange to the Gothenburg interchange in the eastbound direction, and from the Overton interchange to the Gothenburg interchange westbound.
The interstate will be closed to facilitate the installation of new overhead electronic message boards. Traffic will be maintained with reduced speed and controlled by NSP pace vehicles. Travelers should expect delays.
Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.