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We are always making improvements to our trails system.  Check back often for updates on our current and future projects. 

Recent closures, construction and pavement repair affecting trails

  • The City of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department has two projects that are currently impacting trails. The first is along the Billy Wolff Trail between Old Cheney Rd and Glynoaks Dr. The project will increase stream stability, decrease sediment deposit in trail undercrossings, and modify the trail route to separate it from the stream channel. The trail is closed in the project area throughout the project. The second project is in the area of Penny Bridges/ Sheridan Blvd and the Rock Island Trail. This project will improve drainage, decrease stormwater flows on the trail, and replace rough trail surface. The portion of the trail between Van Dorn St. and Calvert St. is closed throughout the project.
  • Current projects include:

    • Stonebridge Trail: This trail will provide a connection with the Stonebridge development north of I-80 between Humphrey and Alvo Rd. and east of 14th. When complete, the trail will provide a connection from 14th and Humphrey and the Alvo Rd. Trail west of 14th Streets. It will also connect Schoo Middle School in Fallbrook with Koozer Elementary near Stonebridge. The project will be complete in mid-August

    • Rock Island to Jamaica North Connector: This project will construct a trail connection and bridges over the active railroad tracks just west of Densmore Park. This will connect the Rock Island Trail to the Jamaica North Trail. The project is expected to begin in fall of 2019 and be completed in May of 2020.

    • Salt Creek Levee Trail J Street Underpass: Currently, the Salt Creek Levee Trail leaves the levee south of J Street to cross under the railroad tracks at 1st Street and then returns to the levee. This is one of the busiest points in the railroad system, representing the eastern edge of Hobson Yard where train enter and leave, crossing Salt Creek. The Lower Platte South NRD has been working through this complex project for several years now. Utility easements and railroad coordination have made this a challenging undertaking! But construction is planned to happen soon.

    • Wilderness South Bridge: This project will replace a bridge over Salt Creek that collapsed in 2009. The bridge will reconnect about 7 miles of trail on the southern end of Wilderness Park to the Jamaica North Trail as well as the rest of Wilderness Park. The project is expected to begin in fall of 2019 and be completed by spring of 2020.

    • Prairie Corridor Trail: There are two segments of the Prairie Corridor Trail that are currently in the design phase. One is at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, which will be the southern extent of the Prairie Corridor Trail as planned. The other involves construction of a bridge and railroad undercrossing on the Stiefel Johnson Trailhead near SW 84th and Old Cheney Road and will connect that to the100 acre Two Creeks Prairie. These two projects may be constructed as soon as the 2020 construction season.

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