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June 24, 2019
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Kitty Elliott, LTU Communications, 402-441-8469

Open House Set for Safety Project in N. 33rd and Cornhusker Area

The Railroad Transportation Safety District (RTSD) invites the public to an open house Thursday, June 27 on a proposed transportation safety project in the area of N. 33rd Street and Cornhusker Highway. The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th Street, and parking is available on the south side of the building.

The proposed project between N. 27th and N. 48th streets is currently in the environmental study phase. The goals of the project are to eliminate or reduce conflict points between trains and vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists; to reduce delays for emergency responders, motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists when streets are blocked by trains; to reduce congestion; and to improve mobility and multimodal connectivity.

The open house does not include a formal presentation. Those attending will be updated on the project and have the opportunity to provide input on the purpose and need for the project, the proposed alternatives, potential impacts, constraints and other concerns. Representatives from the RTSD, City of Lincoln and consultant team will be available to answer questions and receive feedback. Comment forms will be available at the meeting and online at Public comments will be accepted through July 12.

The meeting room is accessible for persons with disabilities, and a Spanish interpreter will be available. To make accommodations for those with hearing and/or vision impairments and those with limited English proficiency, call the RTSD at 402-326-1176 by June 26. Written materials will be available in English and Spanish.

For more information, visit or contact Kris Humphrey, RTSD Project Manager (402-326-1176,, or Rick Herrick, Consultant Project Manager (402-458-5065,

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441‐ 7624, 555 S 10th St, Ste. 304, Lincoln, NE, 68508 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.

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