Update, 1:20 p.m.: The intersection at 56th and Normal is now open. A lane closure remains on the westbound north curb lane on Normal Blvd. between 55th and 56th streets. Repairs are expected to be completed by the end of the day.
Motorists are advised that the intersection of 56th Street and Normal Boulevard has been completely closed due to utility construction that has resulted in a hit to a major gas line.
Lincoln Fire and Rescue is on the scene and Black Hills Energy is working to correct the problem. Motorists are urged to avoid the closed intersection until it can be restored to normal conditions. The issue is expected to be resolved within the next hour or two.