The Antelope Valley Big "T" Bridge and some adjoining roadways will be closed to all traffic for several hours the morning of Wednesday, November 4 for a bridge deck sealing operation. The bridge as well as all roadways between Military Road and "Y" Street will close beginning at 9 a.m. The west leg approach of Salt Valley Roadway also will be closed at 14th Street. prohibiting any traffic from going eastbound. The bridge and roadways will reopen once the material has time to dry, which is usually three to four hours.
The City's Engineering Services Division and the Nebraska Department of Roads will spray a concrete sealant on the bridges. It prevents road salt and de-icing chemicals from penetrating the new concrete and extends the life of the bridge decks. The product is very sticky, so the roadways are being closed to reduce the risk of spray affecting passing vehicles.
StarTran buses and UNL Shuttle bus routes will be altered to accommodate the bridge closure. Lighted message boards will be posted to help route traffic around the area.
Antelope Valley is a flood control, traffic improvement and community revitalization project in the core of the City. More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: antelope).