City of Lincoln Public Works Director Miki Esposito today announced that the "Summer of Progress" on Lincoln streets is continuing with improvements along 27th Street. "Our crews are involved in one of the largest street construction investments in Lincoln's history," Esposito said. "Just last month, we completely rebuilt and repaired 27th and "O" Street. Now we are beginning more improvements to key sections along this major community corridor."
Beginning Monday, August 10, pavement repair along 27th Street from Highway 2 to Woods Boulevard is scheduled to begin. The repair and other related work is scheduled to be completed by mid-September, weather permitting.
Construction will include the repair or removal and replacement of deteriorated concrete panels, joints and curbs, and sealing cracks. Other project work includes the removal and replacement of damaged storm sewer inlet tops and curb ramps that do not meet Federal and local standards.
The work will be constructed under lane closures. A minimum of one lane will be open to northbound and southbound traffic at all times. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained and any access restrictions will be coordinated with the property owner. Properties with multiple entrances will have one entrance open at all times, unless otherwise agreed to by the property owner. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.
The Helen Boosalis Trail at the intersection of 27th Street and Highway 2 will be temporarily impacted during curb ramp construction. Pedestrian access to trails, businesses and residences will be maintained throughout the duration of the project. Alternate pedestrian routes and/or detours will be provided during the reconstruction of curb ramps.
The funding for 27th Street is a result of the Antelope Valley project finishing under budget. "This spring, when the final accounting of the Antelope Valley street projects resulted in savings of $10 million, those funds went to street maintenance, more than doubling our City's two-year investment," said Esposito. "The new funding moved 27th Street repairs up three years on the repair schedule and will also speed progress on North 84th Street, Normal Boulevard, Superior Street and West "O" Street."
Additional segments along the 27th St. corridor from Fletcher Ave. to Wildcat Dr. and from Alpha St. to Holdrege St. are scheduled for pavement repair work in 2015 and 2016. Work between Fletcher Ave. and Wildcat Dr., which also includes asphalt overlay, is anticipated to begin on Monday, August 31 and scheduled to be completed by mid-May 2016. Work between Alpha St. and Holdrege St. is anticipated to begin in the Spring of 2016 and scheduled to be completed by November of 2016.
TCW Construction is the project contractor.
If the public has questions about access, lane closures, the contractor's schedule, or other facets of the project, they may contact Jon Mooberry, City of Lincoln, at 402-405-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org; James Puls, City of Lincoln, at 402-525-5641 or email@example.com; or Steve Ragoss, TCW Construction, at 402-430-3431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on the project is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: 27th). More information on other City construction projects is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects).