The 27th and "O" Street/Highway 34 intersection is scheduled to close the night of Sunday, June 7 for reconstruction. The closure is scheduled to last 18 days, weather permitting. During construction, "O" Street will be closed from 25th to 29th streets, and 27th Street will be closed from "N" Street to the alley just north of "O" Street.
The streets are scheduled to reopen the week of June 21, with final completion expected about June 30. All adjacent properties have primary or alternative access from side streets and/or alleys, so access to local businesses will be maintained. The detour routes are Antelope Valley Parkway, Vine, 48th, Randolph and "L"-"K"-Capitol Parkway. Sidewalk ramps will also be reconstructed along "O" Street to meet current ADA standards, however, pedestrian access will be maintained.
The City and the Nebraska Department of Roads are working together to improve State highways running through the City limits using State highway maintenance funds. Some pavement repairs along "O" Street were completed in 2014, but a detailed pavement inspection showed that the intersection at 27th Street needed complete reconstruction. The full closure option will cut the construction time in half and reduce the cost by about $200,000 when compared to lane-closure options.
More information on the project is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects). Those with questions can contact City Project Engineer Erika Nunes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 402-326-1037 or City Project Manager Gaylon Masek (email@example.com) 402-416-7486.