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April 2, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Kris Humphrey, Engineering Services, 402-441-7711
Zach Becker, Engineering Services, 402-441-7711

Open House Set for S. 56th Street Widening Project

The public is invited to an open house Monday, April 6 on the widening of S. 56th Street from Shadow Pines Drive to Old Cheney Road. The meeting is from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. at Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane. Participants should use the west main door, and the meeting is in the multi-purpose room. No formal presentations are planned.

The roadway will be closed to through traffic during construction, which is scheduled to begin Monday April 20, weather permitting. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Those businesses north of the Beal Slough will have access from Old Cheney Road, and those businesses south of the Beal Slough will have access from Pine Lake Road. The suggested detour route is Old Cheney, 40th Street and Pine Lake Road. One lane of S. 56th in each direction is scheduled to be open by mid-November 2015, and the final completion of the project is scheduled for June 2016.

The project will widen the section of S. 56th to two lanes in each direction with a raised median and turn lanes at major intersections. The project also includes the construction of sidewalks and a bike trail on the west side of 56th Street north of the Beal Slough. The trail will have an under crossing integrated into the new Beal Slough drainage structure and will connect to a future trail planned for east of 56th Street.

At the open house, representatives from the City Public Works and Utilities Department, its consultants and the project contractor, Constructors, Inc., will be available to answer questions.

More information is available at (keyword: 56th). Those with questions on the project or open house may contact Kris Humphrey, Public Works and Utilities Department, at 402-326-1176 or

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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