Transportation Tidbits

 

Welcome to the Nebraska Department of Transportations' 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!

 

 

 

 

Every spring, National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is held to bring attention to the topic of safety of the traveling public and construction workers during construction season. This year, NWZAW was held from April 9-13, 2018. Work zones are a necessity when it comes to maintaining and upgrading roads across the state. It takes the cooperation, focus, and respect of drivers in and around work zones for construction to be successful and our workers to be safe.

 

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Temperatures have started to rise. Birds are singing. The sun is showing itself more readily and fewer clouds are in the sky. Another winter is in the books, which means a new season is upon us—pothole season. Late winter and early spring is prime time for the appearance of our native Nebraskan tire-biters.

 

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Weather can change everything. Temporary conditions caused by nature can affect the functioning of most anything - and highways are not immune. When it's raining, many times the pavement markings on the road can be nearly impossible to see. Does the highway need new striping, or is there another reason for the low visibility?

 

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Using Center Turn Lanes

  • 7 November 2017

A center lane separated with solid and broken yellow lines reserves a lane for left turns shared with traffic from the opposite direction. Motorists entering this lane should use caution and may only turn left. Using this lane to pass is prohibited. Signs or arrow markings on the pavement will assist drivers in recognizing this useful turning lane.

 

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