Transportation Tidbits


Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Roads' Transportation Tidbits! Here you can learn about the Department and the work that we do, as well as current happenings across the state. Stay tuned as more information is shared!





Nebraska’s roadside ecosystem is diverse and interesting.  In your travels, you’ve probably noticed deer, opossums, raccoons, and birds of prey from the comfort of your vehicle. Some of the most essential – and most easily overlooked – links in this ecological chain are in trouble, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is trying to help.


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Early June brings many things in Nebraska: warmer temperatures, fewer rain clouds, an uptick in mosquitoes, and the 37th annual Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska. Close to 600 cyclists will be riding a north-south route around the eastern portion of the state, camping overnight in several cities and riding anywhere from 12-112 miles per day.


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With spring here, more and more motorcyclists are out on the road taking advantage of the warmer weather. May is motorcycle safety awareness month; learn what you can do to help keep everyone safe on the road.


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Road building, like every other occupation, has its own vocabulary. You may hear us use unfamiliar terms when referring to the work we do out on Nebraska's roads from time to time. Use this list to better understand words like "armor coat" and "chip seal."


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