56th Street from Spruce to Van Dorn Streets

Street Improvement Project

Updated April 2024

The purpose of this project is to preserve the transportation asset, improve the reliability of Lincoln’s transportation system, and ensure the mobility of the traveling public. The need for this proposed project is based on the condition of the existing pavement.

Scope of Work

This proposed project would rehabilitate the pavement along 56th Street between Spruce and Van Dorn streets to improve roadway conditions as necessitated by the current pavement age and condition.

Project Location

Right of Way

Additional Right of Way and easements will not be needed to facilitate work on this project.


This project is federally funded.


Design began in fall of 2020. Construction is tentatively planned to take place in 2025, however, LTU will be working with NDOT and FHWA to accelerate the schedule.

Access During Construction

Construction will be phased for the duration of the project. Access to individual properties will be maintained. The traveling public is encouraged to find alternative routes and to use the WAZE app for assistance.

Public Open House

A Public Open House to present information regarding this project was held on:

March 1, 2023 5:00-7:00 PM Gere Library, 56th Street and Normal Boulevard (southeast corner)

Project Contacts

Please contact the City of Lincoln with any questions, comments, or concerns you would like to share regarding the proposed project.

  • Craig Aldridge, Design Engineer
    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery
    Email: caldridge@lincoln.ne.gov
    Phone: 402-416-5349

  • Russ Gasper, Construction Engineer
    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery
    Email: rgasper@lincoln.ne.gov
    Phone: 402-580-8438