The public is invited to an open house Thursday, August 4 on improvements to Old Cheney Road from 40th Street to Highway 2. The meeting is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Pound Middle School Gymnasium, 4740 S. 45th Street. The public may park along 45th Street or in the south lot and use the 45th Street entrance.
A formal presentation will begin at 5 p.m. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act's environmental process, the City received comments and questions about how work at the 56th Street and Old Cheney Road intersection should be completed. As a result, the City considered alternative methods of construction and new options to minimize impacts during the project. The brief presentation will provide an overview of this analysis and the preferred alternative.
The public will have the opportunity to review design details and comment on the project, which is still being designed. City representatives and project consultants will be available to discuss the public's ideas and answer questions.
The project would include repairing or replacing deteriorated concrete panels, joints and curbs; milling the concrete surface and covering it with asphalt; and sealing joints and cracks. Other work would include replacing damaged storm drainage inlet tops, utility adjustments and restoration of traffic signal elements impacted by the work.
All work is expected to take place within existing right of way and easements. Work would be completed using lane closures, with one lane of traffic open in each direction on Old Cheney. Exceptions would be brief closures at the 56th Street intersection and turning movement restrictions at the 48th Street intersection. The Old Cheney trail may be temporarily affected. Temporary detours would be used to maintain vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Construction is expected to take about six months and could begin as early as spring 2017.
Additional information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: old cheney). To submit a comment, select "comment card" in the Public Involvement section near the bottom of the page.
Comments are accepted through August 19.