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I-80 construction nears completion for the season


Ryan Hermens

Construction on Interstate 80 through Sidney is nearly complete for the year. East and westbound traffic flows are scheduled to return to normal by mid-November.

Interstate 80 through Sidney should return to normal traffic patterns in the coming weeks.

Work began this spring on eastbound lanes, from mile markers 51-69. Next year, the project will move onto the westbound lanes, from mile markers 62-90.

Wayne Rhamy, Nebraska Department of Roads project manager in Gering, said workers are wrapping up work for the season and both east and westbound lanes would be open for normal traffic flow by the middle of November.

While this year's construction was initially scheduled to be completed by Oct. 24, he said work on the bridges set the project back a lit...

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