56th from Old Cheney to Shadow Pines Dr.

The City of Lincoln has awarded the construction project for reconstruction of South 56th Street from Old Cheney Road to Shadow Pines Drive to Constructors, Inc. The roadway is designed as a 4-lane paved section with turn lanes and a raised median.

Time Lapse Box Culvert Concrete Pour – Oct. 10, 2015 (:29)
YouTube video

Project Status

July 11, 2016

The South 56th Street roadway widening project has been substantially completed and traffic is currently open to both lanes in each direction. The Contractor continues to work on watering the sodded areas during their establishment period. A number of storms have passed through the area over the past weeks and the new concrete box culvert structure on the Beal Slough has been performing as designed.

Work to complete the final piece of the project includes the completion of a concrete noise wall. The wall will be located on the east side of South 56th Street, from Shadow Pines Drive north approximately 400 feet from the intersection. The wall is intended to help shield the neighborhood from the roadway noise. Coordination with area utilities has been completed and the traffic control setup is being finalized. When the traffic control is implemented the Contractor will have a safe work zone with which to complete the wall as efficiently and quickly as possible. Motorists are advised to pay attention to when the traffic control changes take effect, and to drive with care during the completion of these final work activities.

Project Highlights

Right and left turn lanes will be built at London Road and Waltz Road, and these intersections will be designed to accommodate future traffic signals when warranted.

Right and left turn lanes will also be built at Shadow Pines Drive.

A new drainage structure will be built at Beal Slough.

A pedestrian under-crossing will be built as part of the Beal Slough drainage structure.

Ordinance changes were brought back before the City Council which were approved in the fall of 2005 and the construction of medians were approved.

Public Participation

Pre-construction Open House – Monday April 6, 2015
6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School
6720 Rockwood Lane
Open House – Wednesday, June 6, 2012
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, multi-purpose room
6720 Rockwood Lane

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments regarding the project, please contact one of the following people:

Project Contacts

  • Gaylon Masek, Construction Project Manager

    City of Lincoln - Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-416-7486
    Email: gmasek@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Zach Becker, Design & Construction Engineer

    City of Lincoln - Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-613-3763
    Email: zbecker@lincoln.ne.gov