The westbound lanes of "O" Street, between 10th to 11th streets, will close Monday, October 29 through November 12 for a water main replacement project. The recommended detour is to travel north on 17th Street, west on "Q" Street, and south on 9th Street back to "O" Street. Temporary sidewalk detours will be posted. The work is scheduled to occur between home Husker football games.
The project is part of the City's capital improvement 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 continue to occur when a water main is connected to the system. Impacted residents and businesses will be informed prior to disruption. Work is expected to last until the end of 2018.
Public Works and Utilities appreciates the public's patience during improvements. For more information on the downtown water main replacement projects, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: construction) or contact Marc Rosso, Public Works and Utilities, at 531-207-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on City street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures), or through the Waze mobile app.