In order to accommodate residents in the project area, the public meeting on the North 14th Street project has been moved from Monday, October 10 to Wednesday, October 12. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Belmont Recreation Center gym, 1234 Judson St., and a presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. The City also has moved the date for the beginning of construction from October 11 to the week of October 24.
The project will widen 14th Street to four lanes from Superior to Interstate 80 and will include the construction of a multi-lane roundabout at 14th and Superior streets. Pedestrian tunnels will be constructed on the west and south sides of the intersection to accommodate the trail crossings that will exist in the area after the completion of the project. The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) also is building a bridge over Interstate 80 on N. 14th Street. The I-80 bridge is scheduled to open in August 2012, the roundabout is scheduled to open in mid-August 2012, and the work on N. 14th Street is expected to be completed by November 2012. The entire project is expected to be completed in May 2013.
The October 12 public meeting will include a discussion of neighborhood traffic issues and tunnel visibility. The public will be able to comment on the project timeline. Representatives from the City of Lincoln, project consultants, contractors and NDOR will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
Individuals who have questions prior to the meeting or are unable to attend should contact Devin Biesecker, City of Lincoln, at 402-937-5515, or Jon Olsen, Olsson Associates, at 402-458-5614. More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword projects) and on the project website at www.oasites.com/north14th.