Work to begin on I-80 interchanges in central Nebraska

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Work is expected to begin Monday on the installation of new automated ramp gates and cameras.

The Nebraska Department of Roads said these items will be placed at each Interstate 80 interchange from Elm Creek to Alda.

Watts Electric Company, of Waverly, has the contract for the $1.5 million project, which will start at the Elm Creek interchange and move eastward. The contractor will install the underground conduits first, and return at a later date to install the ramp gates and cameras.

Motorists should not expect delays as most construction work is along the shoulders. There may be
short periods of time when the ramps are closed for ramp gate operation testing. The project is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2018.

Motorists are asked to drive cautiously in areas where construction is ongoing.