Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, August 1, motorists will encounter additional street and lane closures in the area of N. 33rd and "O" streets for the installation of fiber optic infrastructure as part of the ongoing 33rd Street project. The closures will affect two major streets:
The detour routes are 27th and 48th streets. Vine Street will remain open to traffic, with one lane in each direction.
The resurfacing of N. 33rd from "O" to Holdrege streets is completed. The project also includes the installation of new traffic signals at the Vine Street intersection. The installation of rapid flashing beacons at the MoPac Trail crossing are expected to be completed by the end of August. The beacons help to reduce crashes between vehicles and pedestrians at intersections without signals and mid-block pedestrian crossings. The project also includes the reconstruction of sidewalk curb ramps to meet ADA requirements.
The City will continue working with local businesses and residents to maintain access during construction. The project is funded with fuel tax and wheel tax dollars.
More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects). Those with questions on the project may call Zach Becker, City Public Works and Utilities Department, at 402-613-3763 or firstname.lastname@example.org.