Pine Lake from 61st to Highway 2 Widening and Safety Improvement Project

Updated April 2019

The City of Lincoln began the Pine Lake Road widening and safety improvement project in March 2018. This project is necessary to increase the capacity of this roadway as a part of the increasing development in southeast Lincoln.

Preliminary Design Map (3.31 M) PDF

Project Highlights

Pine Lake Road is being widened to four lanes from S 61st Street to Highway 2

The curve and slope of the hill between S 75th Street and Highway 2 will be reduced to improve sight distance

The S 70th Street and Pine Lake Road intersection will be reconstructed with a roundabout

The railroad crossing east of Pine Lake Park will be rebuilt with crossing gates installed

The Beal Slough culvert will be upgraded and will include a trail undercrossing for a future pedestrian trail

A new culvert will be constructed under Blanchard Boulevard and will include a trail undercrossing

The intersection of Blanchard Boulevard and Pine Lake Road will be reconstructed with a roundabout

Additional culverts beneath S 70th Street and beneath Pine Lake Road will be reconstructed to increase capacity

Sidewalks will be built along the roadway and street lighting will be upgraded

Estimated Schedule

The City of Lincoln began construction March 5, 2018. Construction of Pine Lake Road is a two year project with final completion scheduled for the fall of 2019.

Current Activities (as of April 8, 2019)

  • The section of Pine Lake between 61st and 66th Street will remain closed until project completion in the fall of 2019.
  • Access to homes and businesses along Pine Lake between 66th and 70th remains open from 70th.
  • The section of Pine Lake between 70th and Highway 2 will remain closed until project completion in the fall of 2019.
  • Construction of the new Blanchard Box Culvert, south of Pine Lake Road, is underway.
  • Construction of the West Pine Lake Box Culvert extensions and expansion are underway.
  • Work on new sanitary lines and manholes between 70th and Highway 2 are underway.
  • Work on new water lines between 70th and Highway 2 are underway.
  • Construction of sidewalks between 66th and 70th are underway.
  • Grading for roadway widening between 61st and 66th and 70th to Highway 2 will begin soon.

Access During Construction

Work will be performed under a series of total road closures. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

Project Area

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Public Involvement

Open House – Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane
Open House – Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane

Project Contacts