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May 26, 2011
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Holly Lionberger, Engineering Services, 402-441-8400

Public Invited to Open House on S. 56th Street Rehabilitation Project

The public is invited to an informational open house Thursday, June 2 on the rehabilitation of S. 56th Street from South to "A" streets. The meeting is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Gere Library, 56th and Normal, and no formal presentations are planned. The project is tentatively scheduled to start Monday, June 6 and will take about 30 days to complete.

The project will widen S. 56th Street seven feet on the east to allow for the addition of a common center turn lane. It also includes concrete base repair, asphalt mill and overlay, curb replacement, new pavement markings, sidewalk and ramp reconstruction, and traffic signal and electrical work including the replacement of the pedestrian signal north of Sumner. No major intersection work is planned at South or "A" streets.

At the open house, the public will have the opportunity to discuss the upcoming construction with representatives from the City's Public Works and Utilities Department and the contractor, Constructors Inc., who will answer questions and provide details about the proposed construction schedule and project phasing.

More information on the project is available at (keyword: projects). More information on the open houses is available by contacting Holly Lionberger, Public Works and Utilities, at 402-441-8400 or

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