The city of Lincoln began work on the 27th Street Viaduct Monday. Traffic is reduced to just one lane in each direction between Fair Street and Cleveland Avenue.
It's a federally funded bridge rehabilitation project on 27th Street from Center Street to Theresa Street.
The 27th Street Viaduct was constructed in the early 1980s and has reached a point where the bridge structure elements are in need of repair. The project includes replacement of the concrete pavement approach sections, which have settled and deteriorated, and work on the bridge expansion joints and bridge rails.
When completed, this project will extend the life of the 27th Street Viaduct.
The work will be done in several phases, all of which will require the roadway to be reduced to one lane in each direction on N. 27th Street between Fair Street and Cleveland Avenue. Drivers can expect delays and are urged to use alternate routes. Suggested routes are 33rd Street and Antelope Valley Parkway/14th Street.
Overhead work above the following streets will require temporary street closures to safely perform the required construction operations: Leighton Avenue, State Fair Park Drive, and Kimco Drive. These closures will only occur from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. and should be infrequent. One of these three streets will be left open to traffic during night work.
The 27th Street Viaduct project is expected to be completed in late August.