North 27th Street Turn Lane Construction

April 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 a traffic signal at 27th and Knox streets in coordination with this project.

Access During Construction

Beginning Monday, April 15, 2019, southbound traffic on 27th Street, between Old Dairy Road and Cornhusker Highway, will be periodically reduced to one lane between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for electrical work. As construction progresses south, additional southbound right lane closures will be needed from Cather Road to Cornhusker Highway, as well as a northbound right turn lane closure from Cornhusker Highway to Knox Street. A ten-day full closure of the west leg of Knox Street will also be required during construction. Exact dates will be determined as construction progresses. Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signage and use caution around construction crews.

The bus stop at 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed for the initial phases of construction. During that time, riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need at 3901 27th Street or at 27th and Knox streets. As construction progresses south, the bus stop at 27th and Knox Street will be closing as well.

The hike and bike trail at 27th and Fairfield streets will remain open until further notice. During construction at 27th and Knox, the sidewalk along the west side of 27th Street will be closed while it is removed and relocated. Pedestrian traffic will detour to the trail along Salt Creek from Cornhusker Highway to Cather Road.

  • Project Area

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Construction is scheduled to begin 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