Water Main Replacement
52nd from Prescott to Bancroft
Prescott 48th to 52nd

September 3, 2013

The City of Lincoln Public Works and Utilities Department has awarded a contract for construction of a new water main to replace the existing water main in the College View Area. The water main construction will be along the east side of South 52nd Street from Bancroft Avenue to Prescott Avenue and along the south side of Prescott Avenue from South 52nd Street to east of South 48th Street.

Contractor and Schedule

The Contractor for this project is General Excavating of Lincoln. They are scheduled to begin work the week of September 9, 2013. The work will begin at the southeast corner of South 52nd Street and Bancroft Avenue. The work will proceed south along the east side of 52nd Street to the southeast corner of 52nd and Prescott. The contractor will then proceed along the south side of Prescott Avenue from 52nd Street to 48th Street. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by November 18, 2013, weather permitting and barring any unforeseen conditions.

Project Operation

The contractor will utilize underground boring equipment for installation of the new water main. This will minimize excavations to locations where the new main is connected to existing mains and locations where water service connections are reconnected to the new water main. Once the new main is installed, it will be tested and disinfected, and private services will be transferred to the new main. There will be a temporary disruption to water service in the area during this transfer.

Temporary Inconvenience

The contractor will close portions of South 52nd Street and Prescott Avenue as the work progresses. Parking along these streets will be restricted in the blocks where construction in underway. The Contractor will work with the adjacent property owners to maintain access as much as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact the individuals listed below.

Project Contacts

  • Construction Project Manager

    Harry Kroos
    Public Works and Utilities, Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-429-4872
    Email: hkroos@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Project Contractor

    Brian Egr
    General Excavating
    Phone: 402-467-1627