Highway Travel Updates for Husker Home Games

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LINCOLN, Neb.-- The first home Husker football game in Lincoln is Saturday, August 30. NDOR says drivers planning highway travel to the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) home football games are reminded to buckle up and pay extra close attention to the increased traffic which can lengthen one’s travel time.

There are several active highway improvement projects on Nebraska’s highways and the interstate.

Nebraska Department of Roads says NDOR contractors will try to minimize lane closures on home game weekends for highways around the immediate Lincoln area, but some lane and speed restrictions will still be in place.

NDOR says drivers should leave for their destination early, allowing plenty of time for safe arrival to Memorial Stadium, and also for your return trip home. Use 511 resources before you travel to be aware
of known restrictions.

Lincoln Area Highways Under Construction - with Speed Reductions

I-80: NW 56th Street to Exit 399 (Hwy. 77), in West Lincoln
I-80: Eastbound 56th St./US-77 (Exit 405) to Waverly (Exit 409)
US-6: SW 40th Street, West of Lincoln
US-34: 84th Street to East of Lincoln

Message boards will be used, as in the past, to direct traffic upon departure from Lincoln. City of Lincoln Police and Public Works, along with Nebraska State Patrol and NDOR, coordinate Husker game day traffic operations to enhance public safety.


I-80: Ongoing projects from Big Springs to Brule; Paxton to Lincoln County Line;

Hershey East; North Platte East; Gothenburg Interchange; and Hampton to Waco.

Speed reductions, possible lane restrictions, and some head-to-head traffic will be in place during home football weekends.

US-6: From Hastings to the Harvard Spur, possible lane restrictions and speed reductions.