An increased Nebraska State Patrol presence is planned for Husker home football games during the 2014 season.
Troopers and communications specialists with the Nebraska State Patrol Headquarters Troop-Lincoln and Troop A-Omaha will be working overtime hours during the first four Husker home games (Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 20, 27), thanks in part to a $13,160 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
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 tends to increase during Husker home games. 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 buckled up.
Nebraska’s Advanced Traveler Information System, 511, can be utilized to keep up today with the latest weather and road conditions. Motorists can access the 511 Mobile Traveler Site at NDORtraveler.mobi or 511.Nebraska.gov or by dialing 511 (00-906-9069) from any cellular phone when safe to do so.
Anyone who observes a reckless driver, or anyone in need of non-emergency roadside assistance should call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline when safe to do so at *55 from their cellular phone or 1-800-525-5555 from any landline. Motorists should report emergencies to 911.