The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced, Thursday, the return of normal two way traffic to US-83 between Thedford and Valentine.
Normal traffic should be able to resume by 5pm Thursday. This area of highway has been covered with water since May 2019 as the result of abnormally high rainfall. Traffic has been limited to one-way traffic, controlled by stoplights, for several months. NDOT were able to successfully pump enough water out of the low-lying area to get the water off the road and remove the temporary surfacing allowing traffic to return to normal.
In addition, NDOT announced the opening of N-97 which has been closed as the result of water over the road since this summer. The road will be one-lane traffic, however there is still a small amount of water covering a portion of the northbound lane. Motorists should use caution while traveling through
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