Highway 81 detour route goes through Nuckolls Co. after Highway 5 fails


February 15, 2024

Community promoters sometimes wish Superior was located on a four-lane highway like Aurora or Belleville.

To be on a four-lane might be okay but this week most agree routing four-lane traffic over our two-lane highways is not good.

Last Monday the Nebraska Department of Transportation closed the south bound lanes of U.S. Highway 81 north of Hebron to allow for the emergency repair of a failing culvert.

The original designated detour route was west on Highway 4 to the intersection with Highway 5, then south to Deshler and back to Highway 81 via U.S. Highway 136 at Deshler. We reported that rout...

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