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NDOT releases traffic data amid COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 17:55:45-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) released data Tuesday showing a 29% decrease in March traffic statewide compared to the 2016-2018 three-year average.

NDOT says they will publish weekly updates estimating the impact coronavirus is having on vehicle traffic volumes in the state.

“The traffic data comparison is one tool for helping us understand how COVID-19 is impacting Nebraska,” said NDOT Director Kyle Schneweis. “While we are seeing freight traffic stay at near normal levels, a 29 percent decrease in statewide traffic volume has impacts on how NDOT manages our transportation system. We’ll continue to analyze the data to understand impacts and social trends.”

Data for 2019 was excluded due to the impacts of flooding on highways.

See data from NDOT below.

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