I-80 Platte River - Phillips



Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to preserve the Interstate 80 transportation asset by providing a new driving surface and rehabilitating joints and pavements showing distresses. The project will also focus on the preservation of bridges both on I-80 and those that carry traffic over I-80 with the installation of waterproofing membranes with asphalt overlay. All operations aim to improve the reliability of the transportation system, and perpetuate the mobility of the traveling public.




Project Description

The tentative start date for this project is March 26, 2018. Work is scheduled to take six months, but may be completed sooner if weather permits. 


Daily lane closures will be required along I-80. Work will include ramp closures and detours. The contractor will only be allowed to close approximately four miles of I-80 in each direction at a time, and each ramp can only be closed a maximum of two days for milling and two days for paving. 


Project work consists of concrete patching and asphalt mill and fill. Parts of the project will have a more in-depth asphalt repair along the longitudinal joints where the asphalt is showing higher deterioration than normal. 


The project will also include work on overhead bridges at US‑281, Locust Street and NE-2. Work on the bridges will be done under traffic. One lane of traffic at Locust Street and NE-2 will be controlled with stop lights. During bridge repair, closures will extend through the nighttime hours. A membrane and asphalt overlay will be placed on the concrete bridge decks to provide an extra layer of protection with the goal of extending their useful life. 


The estimated out-of-direction detour travel distance on I-80 will be 8.7 miles, a much shorter distance than rerouting traffic onto the nearby highways and safer for the traveling public.



Project Resources



Ramp Closures & Detour Routes


Eastbound I-80 at Exit 314


Westbound I-80 at Exit 318

Eastbound I-80 at Exit 318


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