Starting Monday, Jan. 22, all lanes on Pine Lake Road from South 56th to South 70th streets will temporarily close weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for utility work. Lincoln Electric System (LES) is relocating and reconstructing electrical utilities, and the daily closures are expected to end in mid-March, weather permitting. Local neighborhood access will be retained from South 56th Street throughout the project.
Drivers are encouraged to exercise caution around construction crews and use alternate routes, including Yankee Hill Road. Closing the street increases worker and motorist safety during the project and allows the work to be completed more quickly. The public's patience during the closure is appreciated.
The LES project is associated with safety improvements on Pine Lake Road from South 61st Street to Nebraska Highway 2. The improvements include widening the street from two to four lanes and adding roundabouts at Blanchard Boulevard and South 70th Street; railroad crossing gates; pedestrian and bike trail under crossings; ADA-accessible sidewalks; and street light upgrades. Construction is expected to last two construction seasons beginning in March 2018, and the street will be temporarily reopened through the winter. The project was coordinated around Yankee Hill Road improvements in 2017.
For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: Pine Lake) or contact Rod Heninger at LES (402-475-4211 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures).