48th from Leighton to Superior - Street Improvements

Project Summary

Lincoln on the Move is investing in improvements to North 48th Street from Leighton Avenue to Superior Street. These improvements will include a mill and overlay of the existing asphalt surface and concrete panel replacement where required. Additional work with other funding sources will include reconstruction of the traffic signal at the intersection of North 48th Street and Cornhusker Highway, installation of a pedestrian hybrid beacon at North 48th Street and Huntington Avenue, and upgrades to the existing sidewalk ramps to comply with federal and local standards.

In coordination with the street improvement project, a new water main was installed from Leighton Avenue to Gladstone Street. More info: Water Main Project

Project Location

Project Funding


Construction began in spring 2023 and is anticipated to be completed in summer 2024.

Access During Construction

The remaining street improvements between Leighton Avenue and Madison Avenue resumed the week of April 8, 2024. This includes mill and overlay, concrete base repairs, and curb & gutter replacements. The paving work is expected to take up to 12 weeks to complete and will produce a smooth and safe street. Minor work is still needed to complete the replacement of the traffic signal at 48th and Cornhusker. One lane of traffic on North 48th Street is anticipated to remain open in each direction for the remainder of all project work. Access to intersecting neighborhood streets will have restrictions in place to maintain safety.

Public Open Houses

Spring 2024 Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual public meeting was held to inform residents and businesses of plans for the North 48th Street Improvement Project.

Monday, April 1, 2024 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Watch Recording

Preconstruction Open House

A public open house was held regarding planned improvements on North 48th Street and in the University Place Neighborhood.

Thursday, April 6, 2023 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 2723 North 50th Street

Meeting Materials  Project Fact Sheet(PDF, 1MB) Project Design Map(PDF, 17MB) Displays(PDF, 2MB) Comment Form(PDF, 317KB) Watch: What is a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon?

Project Contacts

  • James Puls, City Construction Manager
    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery

  • Marc Rosso, Construction Engineer
    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery