I-80 construction stays on track, despite rainfall


Ryan Hermens

Construction on the overpass and eastbound lanes on Interstate 80 near exit 59 will contiunue through October before halting for the winter.

Road construction on Interstate 80 through Sidney is progressing despite the soggy weather.

Wayne Rhamy, Nebraska Department of Roads project manager in Gering, said workers are doing the best they can with all the recent rain.

"We could probably be a little further away, but it's looking good," he said.

Work began this spring on eastbound lanes, from mile markers 51-69. Once that's completed, the multi-year project will move onto the westbound lanes, from mile markers 62-90.

The eastbound lane work is scheduled to be completed this year, and westbound lane construction will commence next y...

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