North 27th Street Turn Lane Construction

Updated August 23, 2019

Scope of Work

This project adds dedicated right-turn lanes off of 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the commercial center access drive south of Knox Street. It also enhances pedestrian safety where the trail crosses 27th Street by constructing ADA-accessible sidewalks with curb ramps, installing a new pedestrian-activated crossing signal, and adding a median cut-through. The City is also replacing traffic signals at 27th Street and Old Dairy Road, and 27th and Knox streets in coordination with this project.

Access During Construction

Southbound traffic on 27th Street, between Fairfield Street and Cornhusker Highway, is reduced to one lane for construction of a new right turn lane from Cather Road to south of the commercial center access drive south of Knox Street. Paving and electrical work continues to take place near 27th and Fairfield. Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signage and use caution around construction crews.

The southbound bus stops at 27th and Fairfield and 27th and Knox will be closed for the remainder of the project. Riders are encouraged to use the adjacent bus stops along the northbound side of 27th Street, as well as the stops at the Center for People in Need and the south side of 27th and Cornhusker Highway.

The pedestrian and cycling trail at 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed while construction of the turn lane and new pedestrian crossing takes place. Pedestrian traffic will detour to the trail along Salt Creek from Cornhusker Highway to Cather Road.

  • Project Area

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Construction began April 15, 2019, and the project is anticipated to be substantially complete in September 2019.

Project Contacts

  • James Puls, Construction Project Manager

    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery
    Phone: 402-525-5641

  • Manny Martinez, Project Contractor

    MTZ Construction
    Phone: 402-890-7062