October 8, 2019 – Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) began the work of raising the roadbed of US-83, near Mile Marker 184, between Thedford and Valentine. 

Higher than normal rainfall has kept this section of US-83, which is about 35 miles north of Thedford and 28 miles south of Valentine, under water since June 2019.  This work is necessary to provide motorists a dry roadway to travel on in advance of a strong winter storm that is forecast to hit the area this Thursday.

The roadway is being raised with asphalt millings and the work is being done by NDOT maintenance forces.  The roadway will remain open to traffic during construction but will be reduced to one-lane
traffic.  The traffic signals that are currently controlling one-lane traffic in the area will remain in operation until NDOT can further evaluate the condition of the roadway.

The work is anticipated to be completed in two days.  Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving through construction zones and selected alternate routes, and to wear seatbelts.  To stay up to date on the latest closure information for this project please call 511 or visit www.511.nebraska.gov.