Yankee Hill from 40th to 56th - Paving Project

Project Summary

This project improved Yankee Hill Road from South 40th to South 56th streets. Work included new pavement, one lane in each direction with a raised center median, new roundabouts at South 44th, South 48th and South 52nd streets, new water, new sewer, box culvert drainage extensions, new sidewalks with curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities compliance, and utility work to serve the growing development in this area.

As a part of the City’s commitment in the Wilderness Heights - S 40th St & Yankee Hill Rd annexation agreement of December 2008, this project will promote private sector investment into the community by helping serve an approved 1,547 multi-family dwellings, 216 single-family dwelling units plus sizable commercial space of potentially over 300,000 square feet through improving safety and capacity of the transportation system.

Lincoln on the Move funding was utilized in accordance with ballot language and supported by the Advisory Committee on Transportation (ACT).

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Funding Details

This project was approved April 13, 2020 to receive a portion of the 25% of the revenues reserved for construction of new non-residential streets to promote private sector investment after receiving a recommendation from the Advisory Committee on Transportation. The City already has several annexation agreements with developers regarding new streets in “growth” areas. However, many of these street projects could not get underway due to a lack of funding. The portion of the sales tax for new street construction to promote private sector investment will help these projects move forward. Most of this portion of the project will be funded through a Developer Loan/ Directed Impact Fees.


Construction took place in 2021 and 2022.

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