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August 7, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Jared Nelson, Watershed Management, 402-441-4955
Steve Irons, Alfred Benesch & Company, 402-310-7459
Charlie Heng, K2 Construction, 402-416-6748

Drainage Improvement Project to Close Section of Old Cheney

Construction will begin next week on a drainage improvement project in the area of Old Cheney Road and 7th Street. During construction, Old Cheney will be closed to through traffic from Hunts Drive to Limestone Road, and access will be maintained solely to businesses and residences. Traffic from Hunts Drive will be directed west to Highway 77, and traffic from Limestone Road will be directed east to Warlick Boulevard.

The project will reduce flooding along Old Cheney by improving channel capacity and establishing grade control structures to prevent erosion. The drainage structure at 701 Old Cheney Road will also be replaced with a larger reinforced concrete box culvert. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2016.

The project is being funded through the stormwater bond issue approved by voters in 2013. K2 Construction is the contractor, and Alfred Benesch & Company is the project consultant.

For more information about the project, contact one of the following:

More information on City construction projects is available at (keyword: projects).

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