Highway 12 Opened West of Niobrara

NIOBRARA - Highway 12 west of Niobrara has once again been opened to traffic, and the weight restriction on Highway 12 east of Niobrara has been lifted. Highway 12 has been closed for several months because of flooding on the Missouri River. The segment east of Niobrara was opened recently, but a 15-ton weight restriction was placed on the stretch between Niobrara and the Santee spur. That weight limit has now been lifted. Nebraska Department of Roads spokesman Ray Branstiter says a 15-ton weight limit is in place on the stretch of Highway 12 from just west of Niobrara State Park to Verdel. Trucks will be required to observe the posted detour.