Pillen appoints interim director for Nebraska Department of Transportation

Jim Pillen, who will take over as Nebraska’s newly elected governor on Thursday, has named an acting director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

Pillen said Monday that longtime department employee Moe Jamshidi would become acting director on Thursday. Jamshidi, who is currently deputy director of operations at NDOT, will take up the interim position on Thursday.

Jamshidi will succeed John Selmer, who is retiring. Its last official day is Wednesday.

Selmer has served as department director since March 2021. Prior to his appointment, he was director of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Strategic Performance Division, where he worked for 31 years.

Jamshidi has worked for the department for almost 40 years and previously served as acting director in 2015.

PhotoFiles: Inauguration of Interstate 80 in 1961

Opening of Interstate 80

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October 28, 2022

Jane Munn of Waverly enthusiastically waves to Governor Frank Morrison’s motorcade as it heads for the dedication ceremonies marking the opening of Interstate 80 between Omaha and Lincoln. August 11, 1961.


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Interstate 80, Gretna

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In this file photo, men work on the new Interstate 80 Interstate Overpass for Nebraska 63 near Gretna on July 23, 1958. A future I-80 interchange at 192nd Street in Sarpy County has Gretna and Papillion struggle to come to an agreement to split land.


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Interstate 80, Lincoln

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Twelve miles of Interstate 80 under construction near Lincoln. “Dirt now, but paved soon, that’s the status of the Nebraska Interstate Highway. This segment is located a few kilometers from the city.” August 1959.


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Interstate 80 Dedication

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August 12, 1961 marked the grand opening of the 52-mile stretch of the Interstate Highway connecting Nebraska’s two largest cities, Lincoln and Omaha. As some 300 people cheered at the Greenwood interchange, Governor Frank Morrison cut a red ribbon across the dual carriageway at 3:35 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The ribbon was stretched across both eastbound and westbound lanes, with dignitaries seated on the flatbed truck erected in the median.


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Interstate 80 Dedication

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October 28, 2022





August 12, 1961 marked the grand opening of the 52-mile stretch of the Interstate Highway connecting Nebraska’s two largest cities, Lincoln and Omaha. As some 300 people cheered at the Greenwood interchange, Governor Frank Morrison cut a red ribbon across the dual carriageway at 3:35 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The ribbon was stretched across both eastbound and westbound lanes, with dignitaries seated on the flatbed truck erected in the median.


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How well do you know the streets of Lincoln?

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December 14, 2022

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