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August 6, 2019
Media Contact:
Kitty Elliott, LTU Communications, 402-441-8469

Temporary Closures on North 27th Begin Monday

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, August 12, southbound traffic on North 27th Street between Fairfield Street and Cornhusker Highway will be reduced to one lane until mid-September. The closures are necessary for the installation of dedicated right-turn lanes off southbound North 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the commercial center access drive between Knox Street and Cornhusker Highway.

The project will also require the following temporary changes:

All lanes on North 27th Street will be open to traffic for home Husker football games.

The addition of the right-turn lanes will improve traffic flow and increase safety in the area.

The project will also improve safety for trail users crossing North 27th Street by building ADA-accessible sidewalks with curb ramps, installing a new pedestrian-activated crossing signal, and adding a median cut-through.

The City previously replaced the traffic signal at North 27th and Knox streets and relocated storm sewer inlets and street lights in coordination with this project.

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

For more 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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