(LINCOLN, NEB.) — An increased Nebraska State Patrol presence is planned for Husker home football games during the 2016 season.
Troopers and communications specialists will work overtime hours during the first three Husker home games (Sept. 3, 10, & 17), thanks in part to a $3,285 grant from the Department of Roads Highway Safety Office.
The Nebraska State Patrol Aviation Support Division will also be in the air assisting troopers and providing traffic reports both before and after the games.
Traffic volume increases during Husker home games and fans traveling to and from Memorial Stadium can expect congestion and possible delays and are encouraged to give themselves plenty of time to reach their destination.
Motorists are also reminded voluntary compliance with all traffic safety laws will help to keep traffic moving smoothly. Drivers are encouraged to obey the posted speed limit, never drive impaired or distracted and make sure everyone in their vehicle is wearing a seat belt.
511, Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System, can be utilized to keep up to date with the latest road and weather conditions. The system can be accessed @ www.511.nebraska.gov dialing 511 or downloading the Nebraska 511 mobile app from your mobile app provider.
Anyone who observes a reckless driver or anyone in need of non-emergency roadside assistance can call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline when safe to do so by dialing *55 from any cell phone or 1-800-525-5555. Motorists should report emergencies to 911.