Commissioners concerned about possible I-80 detours to Hwy. 30

Proposed NDOR projects set for 2018-’20


A pair of proposed projects that call for a detour of a section of Interstate 80 traffic onto U.S. Highway 30 could cause traffic snarls, the Cheyenne County Board of Commissioners warned.

At a regular meeting on Monday, commissioners unanimously approved submitting a letter outlining their concerns regarding the proposed projects to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

The projects, planned for three, seven-month construction seasons between 2018-’20, would occur between Potter and Brownson.

A portion of County Road 99 would be closed for five weeks during the summers of the first two yea...

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