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March 10, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Erika Nunes, Engineering Services, 402-441-7711
Ryan Kosola, Olsson Associates, 402-310-2644
Lisa Sedivy, Olsson Associates, 402-458-5992

Fourth Open House Set for N.W. 48th Street Project

Tree removal to begin Monday

The public is invited to attend the fourth open house for the N.W. 48th Street widening project from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Arnold Elementary School, 5000 Mike Scholl Street. The two-lane street will be widened to a four-lane divided road between West Holdrege Street and West Adams Street. South of West Holdrege Street, the roadway has been designed as a six-lane road to match the Nebraska Department of Roads' interchange project, although only five lanes of N.W. 48th Street will be built first.

Construction between West Vine Street and West Adams Street is scheduled to begin the week of March 30. Some private utility construction has already started, and tree removals are expected to start this week in order to comply with the Federal Migratory Bird Act.

The section between West Adams Street and Highway 34 is not scheduled for construction at this time, but preliminary design plans have been completed.

Representatives from the City Public Works and Utilities Department, its consultants and the contractor will be available to discuss project phasing, the schedule and access during construction. No formal presentation is planned.

For more information about the open house, contact Lisa Sedivy, Olsson Associates, at 402-458-5992. Those attending should park north of the school, enter through door #13 and proceed to the Media Center. More information is available at Those with questions about the project can contact Erika Nunes, City project manager, at 401-441-7711, or Ryan Kosola, Olsson Associates project manager, at 402-310-2644.

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.

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