Work to Begin on US 34 Between Seward and Lincoln

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The Nebraska Department of Roads says construction work is scheduled to begin this week on a 15-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 34 between Seward and Lincoln.

Drivers are advised to use I-80 as an alternate route. However, 31 will remain open during the project. It will be reduced to one lane at various intervals.

The $5.5 million contract calls for grading, concrete patching, guardrail replacement, milling and resurfacing the roadway.

Flaggers and a pilot car will control traffic flow. Expect delays.

The work is expected to be finished in November of 2013, or about 7 months from now.