OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 7/6/2021 5:30 PM — Omaha drivers should prepare accordingly as one of the main arteries of the city will be under construction for the remainder of the summer.
Starting Tuesday, all traffic from 78th street to 87th street was scheduled to will shift to eastbound lanes on Interstate 80. As of Tuesday afternoon, the road work was delayed due to weather.
ALERT: Forecasted rainy conditions tonight means that plans to shift I-80 WB traffic to EB lanes are delayed. Activities are anticipated to resume tomorrow, July 7, weather permitting. pic.twitter.com/VV1uJujTWW— Nebraska DOT (@NebraskaDOT) July 6, 2021
There will be three lanes provided in each direction for head-to-head traffic.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation said interstate ramps near 84th and 72nd street will also be temporarily closed through August.
Affected ramps include the 84th street westbound on-loop as well as the 72nd westbound on-ramp. The 84th street eastbound on-ramp and on-loop will also close and remain closed through fall 2021.
The 84th street westbound off-ramp will remain open throughout construction.
Then come August, westbound traffic will shift back to westbound lanes.
Three lanes of eastbound traffic will be maintained on the outside lanes to accommodate bridge repairs to the inside lanes of the eastbound I-80 bridge over 84th St and the Big Papio Creek.
In September, three lanes of eastbound traffic will be maintained on the inside lanes to accommodate bridge repairs to the outside lanes of the eastbound I-80 bridge over 84th street and the Big Papio Creek.
Construction in this area is expected to be complete by early December.