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July 13, 2006
Update: Some lane closures tonight for repaving on Route 146 south / Photo
LINCOLN – Although Route 146 south remains open after today's accident, the state Department of Transportation will be closing some lanes beginning at 8 p.m. when crews start repaving the roadway, according to a DOT statement.
Taller vehicles must follow height restrictions because of damage to an overpass in the vicinity of the accident, just south of Route 116. Southbound vehicles taller than 13 feet, 6 inches, must travel in the left lane, the DOT reports.
Throughout the afternoon, the roadway alternated between full and partial closures as cleanup crews moved a load of steel girders that spilled on the highway in a vehicle accident. The DOT now reports that the accident is fully cleared.
The state Department of Transportation announced the road was closed at Interstate 295 around 2:15 p.m. and that there could be short closures of Route 146 south as crews worked to position heavy equipment. One lane re-opened, but just after 4 p.m., all southbound lanes were closed again.
During the cleanup, the DOT recommended that motorists detour around the accident to help relieve traffic pressures. Traffic appears to be flowing well on traffic cameras on the DOT web site.
-- With reports from Journal staff writers Cynthia Needham and John Hill
Earlier today, a state trooper directs traffic around a pile of steel trusses on Route 146 in Lincoln.
-- Journal photo Bill Murphy
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