40th Street from Yankee Hill Road to Rokeby Road

Improvement Project

Updated November 2023

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) is improving approximately one mile of South 40th Street, between Yankee Hill Road and Rokeby Road. This project includes widening of South 40th Street, drainage improvements, and improvements to the intersections along South 40th Street at Prairie Wind Road and Hohensee Drive.

This project is being completed in two parts:

Project 1 ✔ South 40th Street and Rokeby Road intersection (complete)
Project 2
South 40th Street roadway improvements from north of Rokeby Road to Yankee Hill Road including intersections.
  •  ✔  Phase 1 - 40th Street from Wilderness Hills to Yankee Hill Road (complete)
  • Phase 2 - 40th Street from Rokeby Road to Wilderness Hills

Intersections and corridor enhancements will increase pedestrian safety by including 5-foot sidewalks that meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and crossings with ADA-compliant curb ramps. All improvements meet current design standards.

  • Project 1 (complete)
  • Project 2 - Phase 1 (complete)
  • Project 2 - Phase 2 (under construction)

Funding Details

This improvement project is projected to cost an estimated $16 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. With this funding option, developers provide up-front funds to the City of Lincoln to construct improvements. The City then pays back that loan over time through impact fees. Impact fees are collected by the City on new construction that occurs within the project area. This allows the City to generate revenue for infrastructure (like roads) needed to serve areas of growth and new development sooner.

Learn more about impact fees


Construction on Project 1 is complete. Project 2 construction began in Spring 2023 and is anticipated to be complete in Summer 2024.

Project Timeline

  • Project 1
  • Project 2
  • Projects 1 & 2
  • Public Meeting
  • Aug 2020 Projects 1 & 2 Projects Begin
  • Aug–Dec 2020 Projects 1 & 2 Field Work
  • Dec 2020 Project 1 Preliminary Design Begins
  • Jan–May 2021 Project 1 Preliminary Design
  • Feb–Nov 2021 Project 2 Preliminary Design Continues
  • May 2021 Projects 1 & 2 Preliminary Design Public Meeting*
  • May–Aug 2021 Project 1 Right-of-Way Activities
  • Dec 2021 Project 1 Final Design Completion
  • Dec 2021 Project 2 Right-of-Way Activities Begin
  • Jan–April 2022 Project 2 Right-of-Way Activities Continue
  • Mar 2022 Project 1 Construction Bid Advertisement
  • Apr 2022 - mid-2023 Project 1 Construction
  • Dec 2022 Project 2 Final Design Completion
  • Feb 2023 Project 2 Construction Bid Advertisement
  • Apr 13, 2023 Project 2 Pre-construction Public Meeting*
  • Spring–Fall 2023 Project 2 Construction
  • Spring–Summer 2024 Project 2 Construction Continues

*Outreach occurs within 30 days prior

Access During Construction

A portion of South 40th Street is closed to through traffic between Rokeby Road and Yankee Hill Road for the duration of construction. Local access is available to South 40th Street and all neighborhood streets between Wilderness Hills Boulevard and Yankee Hill Road.

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities appreciates the public’s patience during this work. Local traffic can access businesses using adjacent streets. The traveling public is encouraged to find alternative routes and to use the WAZE app for assistance. The project dates are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

Public Involvement

Pre-Construction Public Meeting

April 13, 2023, 5-7 p.m. Southwood Lutheran Church 4301 Wilderness Hills Blvd. Show on map

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

  • Tyler Fehringer, Contractor Project Manager
    Hawkins Construction Co.