I lived along that highway 25+ years ago, so I don't know the current condition of the highway. Be prepared to encounter some slower traffic, there is a lot of farm ground out there, expect to get behind a tractor or 2. It may take longer, but it should be worth the time to get to experience the area. The last time I was on I-80 out there, it was pretty rough and there was a fair amount of construction going on that slowed things down. If you have a little extra time, when you get off I-80 at Ogallala, take the long way around lake McConaughy, it is worth the time. Also, there are wagon ruts from the Oregon Trail in the Ash Hollow park just outside of Lewellen, about 25 mile or so west of Ogallala. Other interesting points are Chimney Rock, just west of Bridgeport and Court House Rock outside of Scottsbluff.
Hope you enjoy your trip!
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