Starting Tuesday, September 4, bridge repairs on Rosa Parks Way between South 3rd and South Folsom streets will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction. The project is scheduled to be completed in late November.
The project will repair pavement at the bridge/street connections and improve drainage. Excessively wet seasons over the past two years led to accelerated soil erosion that caused dips in the street surface at each end of the bridge. If not repaired before winter, the freeze-thaw cycle may degrade the street and bridge structure, causing unsafe conditions and longer-term closures for repair.
The work will be done in phases, first restricting traffic to a single lane on each side of the bridge followed by head-to-head traffic on one side at a time. The lane closure plan is designed to maintain two-way traffic at all times. Digital message boards will alert drivers to changes.
Lincoln residents are reminded to exercise caution in and around all work zones. Public Works and Utilities appreciates the public's patience during these improvements.
For project information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: Rosa Parks) or contact Zach Becker, Public Works and Utilities, at 402-613-3763 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.