City of Lincoln
2004 Media Releases
The snow, frigid temperatures and ice will postpone the traffic changes scheduled for North 16th and North 17th streets near the UNL campus. The streets were scheduled to switch from paired one-way streets to two-way streets beginning Friday, February 13. The change is now scheduled to begin Thursday, February 26. The new date was selected to avoid the change occurring during the state high school wrestling tournament which begins February 19.
The changes are necessary for construction of the Antelope Valley Project, which includes transportation improvements, stormwater management and community revitalization.
The new flood channel waterway will cause North 17th Street to be permanently closed for one block south of "Y" street, and a new street, called the "Y" Street Connector, has been built from North 17th west to North 16th just north of Nebraska Hall. Traffic headed north on North 17th will turn west on the “Y” Street Connector and then proceed north on North 16th. North 16th, which curves into Holdrege Street, will be two-way from the “Y” Street Connector to the intersection with North 17th. North 17th will be two-way from the existing "Y" Street to its intersection with Holdrege.
A map and other information is available on the City web site at lincoln.ne.gov. An Antelope Valley Hotline has been set up at 458-5999 to take questions on the project.