As students returned to classes at Adams Central High School Tuesday, contractors began work on a project to make a nearby intersection safer.
Lyle Kohmetscher, a Nebraska Department of Roads highway project manager, said flashing warning lights are being installed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 6 and Adams Central Avenue. The lights will be active while students are coming and going from school, he said, and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph during those times.
The regular speed limit is 60, and drivers can travel that speed when the lights aren't flashing.
Superintendent Shawn Scott learned of the NDOR's plan in May but thought it was unlikely the project would be completed by the time school started.