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October 15, 2018
For More Information Contact:
Holley Salmi, Communications and Public Affairs, 402-441-7537

South 13th Street Project Starts October 21

Beginning Sunday, October 21, portions of S. 13th Street between South Street and Lincoln Mall will be closed primarily overnight for a safety improvement project. The work will begin at South Street, and east-west side streets will remain open for traffic and parking. To minimize impact to residents, businesses and commuters, work is being performed on the following accelerated schedule:

Residents and businesses along S. 13th Street will not be able to use private driveways and alleys during the closures. Sidewalk access and emergency vehicle access to all properties will be maintained. StarTran buses will operate as scheduled, but may be detoured to S. 11th Street between 7 and 10 p.m. October 22 and 23. Detours will be marked at affected bus stops and posted at

The project is designed to enhance safety and traffic flow by converting the four-lane, undivided street into a three-lane street with a center, two-way, left turn lane. Additional improvements include installing ADA-accessible curb ramps and flashing beacons at the "D" and "F" street crosswalks, and bike lanes in each direction.

Learn more about flashing beacons and tips for sharing the street with all modes of transportation at

For more information on this project, visit (keyword: 13th) or contact Mark Lutjeharms, Public Works and Utilities, at 402-416-9925 or Information on street closures is available at (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

More information on City street closures is available at (keyword: closures), or through the Waze mobile app.

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