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« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2021, 09:26:09 AM »

I bump this thread by mentionning these 2 videos of the Lincoln South beltway posted around mid-May.
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« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2021, 10:22:09 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2021, 11:32:32 AM »

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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2021, 11:03:59 AM »

They've started construction on widening a stretch of US75 from Plattsmouth to Murray.

Article from June: https://fremonttribune.com/community/cass-news/news/widening-project-ready-to-start-completion-set-for-mid-2023/article_d37bb7e5-a748-5987-9854-7bf87addae24.html

Slowly making their way down to Nebraska City.

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« Reply #30 on: July 11, 2021, 06:31:04 PM »

Just curious to know exactly when Nebraska Highway 85 was decommissioned. I drove back to my parents in the Omaha area, did some random driving (there was lots of tree damage in a recent storm), and saw all the NE 85 signs were removed. NE 85 was 84th Street in Omaha, Ralston, and LaVista and Washington Street in Papillion.
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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2021, 07:48:50 PM »

I had to do the portion of I-80 from York to North Platte with nothing but a classical music station to listen to. (I wasn't driving.) And I think Prairie Home Companion came on somewhere in there. Now that's torture.  :no:

Yes, there's almost no radio stations in the rural parts of I-80 in Nebraska. My brother complained the only one was some AM station where they were yacking away about High School Football with the same enthusiasm usually reserved for the NFL. At least on I-70 there is a powerful AM signal coming out of Garden City with Limbaugh etc on that you can hear from Saline all the way into Colorado.
According to Wikipedia, there are some radio stations in Grand Island, NE & North Platte, NE.

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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2021, 03:44:30 AM »

75 from Plattsmouth to NebCity is long overdue; glad it is finally being done.
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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2021, 10:38:37 AM »

75 from Plattsmouth to NebCity is long overdue; glad it is finally being done.


Yeah, btw is US-75 between Plattsmouth and Nebraska City get flooded like I-29 was?
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« Reply #34 on: July 12, 2021, 11:35:06 AM »

Just curious to know exactly when Nebraska Highway 85 was decommissioned. I drove back to my parents in the Omaha area, did some random driving (there was lots of tree damage in a recent storm), and saw all the NE 85 signs were removed. NE 85 was 84th Street in Omaha, Ralston, and LaVista and Washington Street in Papillion.
Must have been pretty recent. All the city & county maps on NDOT's website still show it, as does GMSV from 2019.
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2021, 11:48:41 AM »

Yeah, btw is US-75 between Plattsmouth and Nebraska City get flooded like I-29 was?

I have never heard of it being flooded.  In places where it closely parallels I-29, such as at Nebraska City, it is on top of bluffs while I-29 is in low-lying ground that floods easily.
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2021, 01:33:19 PM »

Yeah, btw is US-75 between Plattsmouth and Nebraska City get flooded like I-29 was?

I have never heard of it being flooded.  In places where it closely parallels I-29, such as at Nebraska City, it is on top of bluffs while I-29 is in low-lying ground that floods easily.

Yeah. It hasn't flooded in either of the 2011 or 2019 floods. The problem is every one uses it when I-29 floods. I found an alternate route (NE-50) to Omaha that ended up working out better for my final destination point.

75 from Plattsmouth to NebCity is long overdue; glad it is finally being done.

The part from Murray to Nebraska City isn't funded for construction. I thought it might be funded for design but I'm not sure.
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2021, 02:26:58 PM »

Just curious to know exactly when Nebraska Highway 85 was decommissioned. I drove back to my parents in the Omaha area, did some random driving (there was lots of tree damage in a recent storm), and saw all the NE 85 signs were removed. NE 85 was 84th Street in Omaha, Ralston, and LaVista and Washington Street in Papillion.

https://www.wowt.com/content/news/Nebraska-hands-over-Highway-85-to-local-communities-to-make-changes-558577031.html
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2021, 03:32:05 PM »

Yeah, btw is US-75 between Plattsmouth and Nebraska City get flooded like I-29 was?

I have never heard of it being flooded.  In places where it closely parallels I-29, such as at Nebraska City, it is on top of bluffs while I-29 is in low-lying ground that floods easily.

Yeah. It hasn't flooded in either of the 2011 or 2019 floods. The problem is every one uses it when I-29 floods. I found an alternate route (NE-50) to Omaha that ended up working out better for my final destination point.

75 from Plattsmouth to NebCity is long overdue; glad it is finally being done.

The part from Murray to Nebraska City isn't funded for construction. I thought it might be funded for design but I'm not sure.
One thing I remember when I still lived in Nebraska and would look stuff up is that the US 75/NE 1 intersection is the boundary between the Omaha and Lincoln districts. Therefore, it wouldn't be funded south of there.
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #39 on: July 12, 2021, 10:49:54 PM »

Yeah, btw is US-75 between Plattsmouth and Nebraska City get flooded like I-29 was?

I have never heard of it being flooded.  In places where it closely parallels I-29, such as at Nebraska City, it is on top of bluffs while I-29 is in low-lying ground that floods easily.

Yeah. It hasn't flooded in either of the 2011 or 2019 floods. The problem is every one uses it when I-29 floods. I found an alternate route (NE-50) to Omaha that ended up working out better for my final destination point.

75 from Plattsmouth to NebCity is long overdue; glad it is finally being done.

The part from Murray to Nebraska City isn't funded for construction. I thought it might be funded for design but I'm not sure.
One thing I remember when I still lived in Nebraska and would look stuff up is that the US 75/NE 1 intersection is the boundary between the Omaha and Lincoln districts. Therefore, it wouldn't be funded south of there.

I looked and it is funded for design in the next 10 years of the Build Nebraska Act.

Project Fact Sheet: https://dot.nebraska.gov/media/5786/us-75-from-nebraska-city-to-murrary.pdf
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2021, 11:21:23 PM »

Since this isn't really big enough to need its own thread, I figured I'd just bump this instead. The I-76/I-80 interchange reconfiguration is mostly complete, and the biggest takeaways for me are that I-76 has been remileposted from N-S to E-W (like it should be, not sure why NE had it as N-S in the first place) and that the I-80 exit on I-76 is now Exit 3, not Exit 102.

Would have taken pics but it was dark.
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« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2021, 12:59:06 PM »

Since this isn't really big enough to need its own thread, I figured I'd just bump this instead. The I-76/I-80 interchange reconfiguration is mostly complete, and the biggest takeaways for me are that I-76 has been remileposted from N-S to E-W (like it should be, not sure why NE had it as N-S in the first place) and that the I-80 exit on I-76 is now Exit 3, not Exit 102.

Would have taken pics but it was dark.

Because I-76 used to be I-80S.
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« Reply #42 on: November 29, 2021, 01:09:57 PM »

Since this isn't really big enough to need its own thread, I figured I'd just bump this instead. The I-76/I-80 interchange reconfiguration is mostly complete, and the biggest takeaways for me are that I-76 has been remileposted from N-S to E-W (like it should be, not sure why NE had it as N-S in the first place) and that the I-80 exit on I-76 is now Exit 3, not Exit 102.

Would have taken pics but it was dark.

Because I-76 used to be I-80S.

But that means it's the southern version of I-80, which is an east/west highway.

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« Reply #43 on: November 29, 2021, 01:31:56 PM »

Per the signing plans for the recently finished I-76/I-80 interchange project--NDOT project number NH-80-2(100)--I-76 is still to be signed north/south in Nebraska, at least on the large guide signs.  Is the east/west signing on enhanced location reference markers or the like?
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« Reply #44 on: November 29, 2021, 01:52:25 PM »

Did Nebraska DOT end up going with that RCUT style interchange with US30 and N-79 north of North Bend?

Seems pretty dangerous to me compared to a simple interstate style exit ramp.

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« Reply #45 on: November 29, 2021, 02:20:56 PM »

Did Nebraska DOT end up going with that RCUT style interchange with US30 and N-79 north of North Bend?

Seems pretty dangerous to me compared to a simple interstate style exit ramp.



I wondered the same thing, I prefer a diamond interchange to a "Nebraska Left" for that location.

Also, there's a new video of the Lincoln South Beltway construction. I wish Google Maps, Bing Maps, Apple Maps and Esri update their satellite views of that area.
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« Reply #46 on: November 29, 2021, 05:10:04 PM »

Per the signing plans for the recently finished I-76/I-80 interchange project--NDOT project number NH-80-2(100)--I-76 is still to be signed north/south in Nebraska, at least on the large guide signs.  Is the east/west signing on enhanced location reference markers or the like?
It was signed E-W on the little milepost guide signs, as well as (I think) the first reassurance shield from Colorado. I'll be back in a month (it's on the way to see family out by Omaha) and will confirm then.
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« Reply #47 on: November 29, 2021, 05:14:55 PM »

The problem with this RCUT style is that you are asking slower traffic to turn right and be able to merge left in enough time to not disturb oncoming traffic, many of which will be traveling at 70mph or more.

This has been an ongoing issue with these rural 4 lane freeways that want to maintain intersections with rural or low volume state highways.

Looking left, you can't always judge the speed of the oncoming vehicle, its worst at night, terrible for motorcycles.

While it abates the issue of right side impacts, you have increased the risk of rear-enders because these drivers are being asked to cross not just the 2 lanes on the lower side, but also navigate 2 more lanes on the upper side to get back to their right turn.

Nebraska DOT cost cutting move IMHO. 

They didn't want to pay for doing it correctly, so they came up with this "safety" option instead.
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« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2021, 01:33:43 PM »

https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/nebraska-to-spend-nearly-15-billion-on-state-highways-over-next-20-years/article_38db011c-5798-11ec-b4d3-df68af7ade67.html

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Nebraska transportation officials expect to spend nearly $15 billion maintaining and improving the state’s highway system over the next 20 years, but it remains unclear how federal infrastructure money will factor into those plans.

John Selmer, who started as director of the Department of Transportation in March, told state lawmakers on Wednesday that he is “pleased to find the agency and its current environment much more favorable” than in years past.

“The Nebraska Department of Transportation is more agile and resilient because of the lessons learned during the 2019 floods and the lingering COVID pandemic,” Selmer said.

The majority of the estimated $14.8 billion in spending over the next 20 years is expected for maintaining roads and bridges — patching, sealing cracks, resurfacing and more. That’s projected to cost $9.5 billion.

According to the department’s analysis, about 82% of total highway miles in the state are rated at least “good,” which meets the department’s goal. For state-owned bridges, 58% are in “good” condition, about 39% are in “fair” condition and about 3% are in “poor” condition.

System modernization, which refers to safety upgrades that don’t add capacity, is expected to cost $1.8 billion, while capital improvements — projects that add capacity and infrastructure for economic development — are expected to cost $3.5 billion.
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Re: Nebraska
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2021, 10:41:48 PM »

I watched BigRigTravel's live stream today, and at 6:26:15 in the video, you can see that I-76 is signed N-S on the BGS. I am curious as to what the mile markers are signed in Nebraska on that section of 76. N-S or E-W directions?

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