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August 17, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Holley Salmi, Public Works & Utilities, 402-430-6391

Replacement of Downtown Water Mains Begins Monday

Starting Monday, August 20, portions of 10th, 11th and "M" streets will be closed for a water main replacement project. On-street parking, sidewalks and crosswalks may be closed or restricted periodically. Digital message signs will alert travelers to upcoming work and street or lane closures, and temporary sidewalk detours will be posted. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained. Work is expected to end in late 2018.

Impacted lanes include:

Brief lane closures may also be required on "K", "L", "M", "N" and "O" streets while water main tie-ins are replaced. The "N" Street cycle track is expected to remain open throughout the project. All work will be scheduled around University of Nebraska-Lincoln Husker football games to maximize traffic flow. Drivers, bicyclists and residents are reminded to exercise caution around work crews.

The project is part of the City's strategic plan to replace seven miles of aging water mains each year. Replacing the 133-year-old mains in downtown Lincoln will reduce the number of breaks and disruptions to service and traffic. The new mains will also better serve new development and a growing downtown customer base. Brief interruptions of water supply will occur when a water main is connected to the system. Impacted residents and businesses will be informed prior to disruption.

Public Works and Utilities appreciates the public's patience during improvements. For more information on the downtown water main replacement projects, visit (keyword: construction) or contact Danielle Vachal, Public Works and Utilities, at 531-289-8211 or Current information on street closures is available at (keyword: closure) or through the Waze mobile app.

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