Law enforcement officers will be out once again in Grand Island as producers from across the Midwest hit the area for Husker Harvest Days.
The Nebraska State Patrol will be conducting special enforcement efforts during the three day event from Sept. 10-12.
The agency says motorists can expect to see more troopers on the road in hopes of reducing the potential for injury and fatality crashes leading to and from the event.
Troopers will also provide traffic control to keep traffic flowing around the area. Husker Highway will become a one-way roadway for westbound traffic only beginning at 8 a.m. each morning and then switched to eastbound traffic only at 3 p.m.
During the hours of noon to 3 p.m., the highway will transition to normal two-way traffic.
Troopers will be in place to direct event traffic in both lanes at the intersection of Husker Highway and Alda Road. County roads west of Alda Road intersecting Husker Highway will be closed to prevent cross traffic onto the highway during the times of one-way travel. Message boards will be in place reminding motorists of the changes.
"We've found this traffic pattern to be extremely successful in helping reduce congestion and to keep traffic moving in and out of the event site," said Captain Chris Kolb, Troop C-Grand Island commander. "Motorists are encouraged to give themselves plenty of time to reach the site, pay attention to message boards and always buckle up."
Troopers will be provided with assistance from other agencies and Husker Harvest Days staff throughout the event.