56th and Yankee Hill Road

Safety Improvement Project

Updated Dec. 2, 2020

U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration

The purpose of this project is to mitigate crashes and improve traffic operations at 56th and Yankee Hill Road.

Scope of Work

This project includes construction of a roundabout at the intersection of South 56th Street and Yankee Hill Road, including the approach roadways that would extend approximately ¼ miles east and west of the intersection along Yankee Hill Road and approximately ¼ miles north and south of the intersection along South. 56th Street. Additional work includes storm sewer and drainage improvements.

Project Design(PDF, 8MB)

Access During Construction

The 56th Street and Yankee Hill Road intersection is scheduled to open at 5 p.m. December 2, 2020. The roadway is anticipated to remain open during the remainder of the work.

Detour Map(PDF, 402KB)

  • Project Area


Construction began June 15, 2020, and the work is scheduled to be substantially complete and open to traffic December 2, 2020. Final grading, seeding and pavement markings will be completed in spring 2021. This project is being coordinated with the adjacent 56th Street from Bridle Lane to Thompson Creek Boulevard Project to minimize impacts to area residents and the traveling public.

Public Involvement

Public Comment Period – June 4 - July 6, 2020
Written comments or questions should be submitted to Randy Saathoff (contact info below).
Meeting Materials:
YouTube video Virtual Open House Presentation (10:50)

Project Design Open House – September 11, 2018
St. Michaels’s School, 9101 S 78th Street
Meeting Materials:

Project Contacts

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

  • Brian Jueneman, Project Manager

    Phone: 402-304-6571
    Email: bjueneman@olsson.com

  • Chris Woodward, Project Contractor

    Constructors, Inc.
    Phone: 402-440-0923

Related Information

56th Street from Bridle Lane to Thompson Creek Boulevard Project