38th and Sewell Drainage Improvement Project Open House

January 25, 2006

The public is invited to a second open house Thursday, February 2, 2006 to discuss proposed stormwater drainage improvements in central Lincoln. The informal meeting is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ School, 3234 South 37th Street.

The project includes improvements that will be made to the existing storm drainage system which begins at South Street between 37th and 38th streets. The system continues south past Van Dorn Street, west onto Otoe Street and then south through Pawnee, Melrose and High streets. The project will add capacity to the stormwater system with the installation of new pipes and inlets. The project is now in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2006 and take four to five months to complete.

Project map and open house location The City of Lincoln is developing plans to improve the stormwater drainage system within the shaded area. The existing storm drainage generally follows the green line, and the proposed drainage system follows the red line.

At the open house, the project design team will be available to answer questions, and those attending will have the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed improvements.

For more information on the open house, the public can call Katie Tauer at the E&A Consulting Group, Inc., 420-7217.