Trees in the stormwater drainage channel west of North 56th Street near Fletcher Avenue will be removed Monday, January 29, through the end of February. The work is being done to meet a Federal Migratory Bird Act April 1 deadline and precedes a larger drainage improvement project at N. 56th and Morton streets that begins in April and ends in 2019.
The project includes widening the channel and reconstructing storm drains and retaining walls to help prevent flooding and erosion during rainstorms. Additional work includes resurfacing Fletcher Avenue between N. 56th and N. 70th streets.
The project is a joint effort between the City and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. It is 75 percent funded with a federal grant. The remaining cost is shared by the local agencies. Stormwater Improvement Bonds from 2016 fund the City's portion.
For more information about the drainage improvement project or tree removal, contact Ben Higgins at Public Works and Utilities, 402-441-7589, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about resurfacing Fletcher Avenue, contact Erika Nunes at Public Works and Utilities, 402-326-1037, email@example.com. Learn more about City watershed construction projects at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: watershed).