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April 15, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Zach Becker, Engineering Services, 402-613-3763
Kris Humphrey, Engineering Services, 402-326-1176

S. 56th Street Widening Project Begins Monday

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, April 20 on the project to widen S. 56th Street from Old Cheney Road to Shadow Pines Drive. This section of S. 56th will be closed during construction, but access will be maintained to all local businesses. The detour route is Pine Lake Road, 40th Street and Old Cheney Road. To prepare for the increased traffic on Pine Lake Road, crews are working this week on repairs from 61st to 70th streets.

As part of the project, the existing bridge over Beal Slough will be removed and replaced with a box culvert structure. All pavement and sidewalks will be removed. The project will widen the road to four lanes with a center median and turn lanes. It also includes new street lighting and landscaping, a new sidewalk and a new trail to connect with existing and future trails.

During construction, the City and the project contractor, Constructors Inc., will coordinate with local businesses and residents to maintain access.

At least one lane of traffic in each direction is expected to be open by November 2015. The project is expected to be completed by June 2016.

For more information, the public may contact City Project Manager Zach Becker (402-613-3763 or or City Project Engineer Kris Humphrey (402-326-1176 or More information on the project is available at (keyword: 56th).

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