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July 15, 2019
Media Contact:
Kitty Elliott, LTU Communications, 402-441-8469

Portion of North 27th Street to Close Tuesday

Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, southbound N. 27th Street between Old Dairy Road and Fairfield Street will be reduced to one lane for paving improvements. Right turns from southbound 27th Street onto Fairfield Street will not be permitted. Traffic lanes on Fairfield Street will be shifted south to allow for construction. The project is expected to be completed in August.

The bus stop at N. 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed during construction. Riders are encouraged to use the stop at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th Street, or on the south side of Cornhusker Highway. The pedestrian and cycling trail at N. 27th and Fairfield streets will also be closed.

This portion of the project is designed to improve traffic flow and increase safety by adding a dedicated right-turn lane from N. 27th Street to Fairfield Street. The project also adds ADA-accessible sidewalks with curb ramps, a new pedestrian-activated crossing signal, and a median cut-through for the pedestrian and cycling trail crossing at N. 27th Street.

Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signage and use caution around construction crews. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities appreciates the public's patience during these improvements.

For project information, visit (keyword: projects) or contact LTU representatives James Puls (402-525-5641, or Shane Dostal (402-525-7852, Current information on street closures is available at (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

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