LINCOLN, Nebraska – After a week off, the Husker football team will resume play at Memorial Stadium, and Nebraska State Troopers will maintain order on the roads as fans drive to the game.
The Nebraska State Patrol collaborates with other agencies on a number of game day operations. Troopers collaborate with the Lincoln Police Department, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the UNL Police Department, and the Nebraska Department of Transportation to ensure the safety of fans traveling to and from Memorial Stadium and within its confines.
On the Huskers Radio Network, fans may hear before and postgame traffic reports from Trooper Dave. The NSP Aviation Support Division will conduct air patrols and give troopers on the ground with intelligence to facilitate traffic flow.
Instead of Interstate 180 from Interstate 80, motorists are recommended to take alternate routes into downtown Lincoln, such as State Route 6 or Rosa Parks Way. Fans should be prepared for the potential closing of the I-80 eastbound on-ramp at Waverly following the game if the interstate is already congested.
Call the Nebraska State Patrol Highway Helpline at *55 from a cell phone or 800-525-5555 from any other phone if you notice a reckless driver or if you require non-emergency roadside help. 911 should be called to report emergencies by motorists.
During the first three home games of the season, troopers spent an additional 60 hours patrolling the roads to ensure smooth traffic flow. This project was made possible by a $3,540 grant from the Highway Safety Office of the Nebraska Department of Transportation.
The endeavor is funded by a $4,720 grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office for the last four home games of the season.