Interstate exit to be built at Kearney Archway

A new Interstate 80 interchange near Kearney that will provide direct access to the Great Platte River Roach Archway Monument is among the projects in the state's road-construction plan this year.

The state released its $316 million construction plan on Tuesday. About $180 million of it is federal money. The total amount of available money is on par with previous years, not including federal stimulus dollars.

More than 140 projects are in the construction plan. Larger projects include replacing the Missouri River bridge at Rulo, resurfacing Nebraska Highway 15 from Nebraska Highway 32 north to U.S. Highway 275 near Pilger, and resurfacing U.S. Highway 385 from Chadron north to near the South Dakota border.