The public is invited to participate in the second open house for the N.W. 48th Street widening project from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Arnold Elementary School, 5000 Mike Scholl Street. The two lane street will become a four-lane divided road between West Holdrege Street and Highway 34. South of West Holdrege Street, the street will be widened to six lanes to match the Nebraska Department of Roads' proposed interchange project.
Based on comments from the first public meeting and stakeholder feedback, the design team has created three roadway alignment alternatives. The public is asked to share thoughts and feedback on the three alternatives at the public open house. Representatives from the City Public Works and Utilities Department and its project consultants will be available to discuss the project, answer questions and receive feedback. No formal presentation is planned. Those who are unable to attend the meeting can participate online at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: nw48).
The design for the project began this spring and will be substantially complete by the end of 2014. Construction from West Vine Street to West Adams Street is tentatively scheduled to take place in 2015, depending on the right-of-way acquisition process.
For more information about the meeting, contact Lisa Sedivy, Olsson Associates, at 402-458-5992. Those needing special accommodations are asked to call at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Those attending should park north of the school and enter through door #10.
For more information about the project, contact Erika Nunes, City project manager, at 402-441-7711, or Ryan Kosola, Olsson Associates project manager, at 402-310-2644.