Open House Set for Safety Improvements to 56th and Cornhusker

April 14, 2006

The public is invited to an open house Thursday, April 20 on a safety improvement project at the intersection of Cornhusker Highway and 56th Street (also called L55X). The meeting is set for 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the lobby at Dawes Middle School, 5130 Colfax Avenue.

The project will create two left-turn lanes for eastbound traffic turning north and a right-turn lane for westbound traffic turning north. The improvements also include the installation of new traffic signals and dynamic message signs. As a result of these improvements, Cornhusker Highway will be widened to the south through the intersection. This safety project is eligible to receive 80-percent federal safety funding, with 10-percent state and local funding matches. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in fall 2006.

At the open house, representatives from the project team will be available to explain the improvements and answer questions.

For more information on the project, see the City Web site, (keyword: "L55X") or contact Kris Humphrey or Erika Nunes with the City Public Works and Utilities Department at 441-7711.