The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) will hold a pre-construction public information meeting regarding improvements of U.S. Highway 83 (US-83) in Cherry County. The meeting will be held in-person at the Cherry County Fairgrounds, 120 South Green Street, in Valentine, on Thursday, March 3, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 PM. A presentation will begin at 5:15 PM with an open house to follow until 7:00 PM.

Identified as In Valentine, the project will reconstruct 0.64 miles of US-83 beginning at the north junction of US-83 with U.S. Highway 20 (US-20) at mile marker (MM) 212.78, extending north to the junction of US-83 with Nebraska Highway 12 (N-12) at MM 213.36, then westerly along US-83/W. 4th Street for 0.06 miles to MM 213.42 in Valentine. Construction may begin and/or end approximately 500 feet ahead of or beyond the actual project limits to accommodate transitioning pavement.

Construction is anticipated to begin (mid-March 2022) with completion anticipated by winter of 2023.

This pre-construction public information meeting is being held to provide information regarding construction of the project, impacts to traffic, detours, and anticipated schedule. A pre-recorded presentation as well as other project information will be made available on the NDOT website at