North 27th Street Turn Lane Construction

Updated July 12, 2019

Scope of Work

This project adds dedicated right-turn lanes off of 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the Super Saver parking lot. 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

Beginning Tuesday, July 16, 2019, southbound traffic on 27th Street, between Old Dairy Road and Fairfield Street, will be reduced to one lane for paving improvements. Right turns from southbound 27th Street onto Fairfield Street will not be permitted. Traffic lanes on Fairfield will also be shifted south to allow for construction. A ten-day full closure of the west leg of Knox Street will also be required at a later date as construction progresses. Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signage and use caution around construction crews.

The bus stop at 27th and Fairfield will be closed during construction. Riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need at 3901 27th Street or on the south side of Cornhusker Highway. As construction progresses south, the bus stop at 27th and Knox Street will be closing as well.

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 August 2019.

Project Contacts

  • James Puls, Construction Project Manager

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

  • Jeff Pelz, Project Contractor

    MTZ Construction
    Phone: 402-560-8287