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2005 Media Releases


Date:
April 14, 2005
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Karl Fredrickson, Public Works and Utilities, 441-5673
Thomas Shafer, Design and Construction Manager, 441-7837


Two And One-Half Miles Of Residential Streets To Be Repaired

Mayor Coleen J. Seng today announced that the City will spend about $720,000 to repair more than two and one-half miles of residential streets this year. Public Works and Utilities crews also have repaired thousands of potholes so far this year.

Street repair is a priority, but funding does not allow us to do as much work this year as we would like, said Mayor Seng. We are very careful to allocate our scarce resources to the projects that are most needed in our community.

The criteria used to determine which streets will be rehabilitated include the current condition of the roadway surface, the condition of the curbs, the type of base, traffic volumes and types of traffic.

This years project areas are:

  • South 23rd Street, D Street to Randolph Bypass
  • Logan Avenue, 56th Street to Touzalin Avenue
  • Woods Boulevard, Pace to Stockwell
  • Kessler Street, Woods Boulevard to Kessler Circle
  • Cooper Street, South 46th Street to South 48th Street
  • St. Paul Avenue, North 56th Street to North 58th Street
  • Cleveland Avenue, North 58th Street to North 60th Street
  • Ervin Street, North 52nd to Benton
  • H Street, 25th Street to 27th Street
  • South 45th Street, Sumner to South
  • Y Street, 27th Street to 33rd Street
  • High Street at 14th Street
  • Kearney Avenue, 60th Street to Touzalin Avenue
  • Taylor Park Drive, L Street to Park Vista

About seven and one-half miles of major roadways will be reconstructed, including these areas:

  • Yankee Hill Road from 27th Street to 40th Street, including the 27th Street intersection
  • 84th Street from Kathy Lane to Cheney Ridge Road
  • 84th Street from Montello to Kathy Lane
  • Capitol Parkway West and Homestead Expressway (K and L interchange)
  • Pine Lake Road, 40th Street to 56th Street
  • Vine Street, 21st Street to 27th Street

Bridges being repaired are at 70th Street and Salt Creek; the Airport Bridge on Adams, west and northwest of 12th Street; and the Folsom/Van Dorn bridge. Antelope Valley bridges under construction are at Y Street, Vine Street and Military Road as well as the Big T south of the Devaney Center.

Mayor Seng urged motorists to be careful and slow down in construction areas.

More information on City construction projects is available on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov. A street service request form to report potholes and other problems is available on the Web site. Citizens also can report potholes by calling 441-7646.


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