LEXINGTON — There is no time set for the reopening of the eastbound lane on I-80 according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The closing at Lexington has led to an overwhelming amount of truck traffic.
Both lanes of I-80 were closed between Lexington and Grand Island around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30. The eastbound lane was opened later at Wood River and after, Gibbon.
As truck traffic was diverted off the interstate into Lexington, available parking quickly filled up. The Lexington Police Department started to divert trucks to the Lexington Sale Barn and Dawson County Fairgrounds in the early afternoon.
The NDOT later closed the eastbound lane at North Platte as the capacity was reached in Lexington.
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