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

All lanes of traffic are now open on 48th Street between Leighton Avenue and Adams Street. Short-term lane restrictions may be necessary periodically through the end of July to complete remaining project work.

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