Ogallala, Neb. — Construction has begun on the I-80 Ogallala eastbound rest area, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
Paulsen, Inc., of Cozad has the $2.9 million contract. Work includes construction of a new building and expanded truck parking for eastbound traffic. The new rest area is located on I-80, approximately 3 miles west of Ogallala. Upon completion, the existing eastbound rest area will be decommissioned and removed. I-80 traffic should not be impacted. Anticipated completion is November 2121.
Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in an d near work zones, to buckle up, and to put phones down.