40th Street from Yankee Hill Road to Rokeby Road

Improvement Project

Updated May 2021

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) is designing improvements to approximately one mile of South 40th Street, between Yankee Hill Road and Rokeby Road. This stretch of South 40th Street will be widened and improvements will be made to the intersections along South 40th Street at Rokeby Road, Prairie Wind Road and Hohensee Drive. Additionally, a portion of Rokeby Road extending east from the South 40th Street intersection to Snapdragon Road will be constructed.

This project is being completed in two phases:

  1. South 40th Street and Rokeby Road intersection.
  2. South 40th Street roadway improvements from north of Rokeby Road to Yankee Hill Road including intersections.

LTU is considering a variety of environmental and engineering factors as team members and partners develop efficient and safe solutions for improvement along this area. Intersections and corridor enhancements are being planned with all pedestrians’ safety in mind and will include sidewalks or bicycle paths that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and crossings with ADA-compliant curb ramps. All improvements will meet current design standards.

Funding Details

This improvement project is projected to cost an estimated $8.2 million. This project is currently funded by Highway Allocation Funds, Street Improvement Vehicle Tax commonly known as Wheel Tax, and impact fees through the City of Lincoln.

Highway Allocation Funds are a combination of Motor Vehicle Registrations, Vehicle Sales Tax, and Motor Fuels Gas Tax collected at the state level. Street Improvement Vehicle Tax is collected on vehicles registered in the City Limits. Impact fees are fees developers, property owners and businesses pay when the City installs infrastructure on their property. Funds accrued from impact fees assist with funding streets like this South 40th Street Improvement Project, water and wastewater lines, and parks.

Learn more about impact fees


This project is currently in preliminary design. Construction on the South 40th Street and Rokeby Road intersection and paving of Rokeby Road from South 40th Street east to Snapdragon Road is tentatively planned to take place from spring to late fall of 2022. Construction on South 40th Street from Yankee Hill Road to north of Rokeby Road is tentatively planned to start in the spring of 2023 into 2024. The project dates are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Project Timeline

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 1 & 2
  • Public Meeting
  • Aug 2020 Phase 1 & 2 Projects Begin
  • Aug–Dec 2020 Phase 1 & 2 Field Work
  • Dec 2020 Phase 1 Preliminary Design Begins
  • Jan–May 2021 Phase 1 Preliminary Design
  • Feb–Nov 2021 Phase 2 Preliminary Design Continues
  • May 2021 Phase 1 & 2 Preliminary Design Public Meeting*
  • May–Aug 2021 Phase 1 Right-of-Way Activities
  • Dec 2021 Phase 1 Final Design Completion
  • Dec 2021 Phase 2 Right-of-Way Activities Begin
  • Dec 2021 Phase 1 & 2 Pre-construction Public Meeting*
  • Jan 2022 Phase 1 Construction Bid Advertisement
  • Jan–April 2022 Phase 2 Right-of-Way Activities Continue
  • April–Nov 2022 Phase 1 Construction
  • Sept 2022 Phase 2 Final Design Completion
  • Oct 2022 Phase 2 Construction Bid Advertisement
  • Spring–Fall 2023 Phase 2 Construction
  • Spring–Fall 2024 Phase 2 Construction Continues

*Outreach occurs within 30 days prior

PDF Project Timeline(PDF, 312KB)

Construction is being coordinated with other area improvement projects including:

Access During Construction

South 40th Street is expected to be closed to through traffic for the duration of construction. Access to individual properties and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Public Involvement

Design Online Public Meeting

May 11-25, 2021 Open House Invitation Meeting Presentation

Project Contact

  • Randy Saathoff, City Construction Project Manager
    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery

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