TRAFFIC ALERT: Black Friday shopping and Husker game expected to cause delays

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Department of Transportation warns drivers of slow traffic and detours this holiday weekend.  Holiday travel, Black Friday shopping, and the Husker football game are all expected to cause traffic delays despite detours.

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For shopping at Nebraska Crossing, the Nebraska Department of Transportation suggests the following:

  • Slow down and watch for pedestrians and shopping carts in parking lots.
  • Prepare for stopped traffic in turn lanes, especially when entering or exiting parking lots
  • Left turns to exit Nebraska Crossing will be closed in an attempt to improve traffic flow. Additionally, the U-turn from northbound Nebraska Highway 31 (N-31) to southbound N-31 will be closed.
  • Prepare to take a different route back than Interstate 80 (I-80).
    • Drivers traveling east will head north into Gretna, then take N-370 back to Omaha.
    • Drivers traveling west will take U.S. Highway 6 (US-6) back to Lincoln

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For Husker football traffic, the Nebraska Department of Transportation suggests the following:

  • Plan for higher traffic volumes on I-80 before and after the game
  • Prepare to slow down and for stopped traffic
  • For drivers arriving in Lincoln on I-80 from the west: Take Exit 397 (south US-77) to Rosa Parks Way into downtown Lincoln.
  • For drivers arriving in Lincoln from the east: Take Exit 401 to south I-180 into downtown Lincoln.
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