LINCOLN – Nebraska State Patrol troopers will provide additional oversight of several Cass County roads during the final portion of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s home football schedule.
NSP troopers announced they will conduct both aerial and ground-level enforcement during each of the remaining three games at Memorial Stadium. They will conduct special operations focused on traffic in several counties around the Lincoln area.
Troopers said they will focus on the increased traffic volume in Cass, Gage, Lancaster, Otoe, Saunders and Seward counties. NSP officials said they are hoping to reduce the likelihood of car accidents due to speeding, driving under the influence or reckless driving. They are also hoping to help traffic run as smoothly as possible.
The NSP Aviation Support Division will be in the air to provide assistance to both troopers and local law enforcement based on the ground. They will also provide traffic reports on the radio broadcast of the game both before and after the contest. Troopers will also be available to help motorists in case of car breakdowns or other emergencies.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation-Highway Safety Office has provided the NSP with grant money for the extra enforcement hours. The grant will pay troopers $4,380 in overtime hours.
The Huskers will have three home football games left on their schedule. The team will play Ohio State on Oct. 14, Northwestern on Nov. 4 and Iowa on Nov. 24.