LINCOLN, Neb. -- Prepare to see some congested areas surrounding Superior Street. Monday morning, improvements to intersections in this area will clog traffic during peak hours of the morning and afternoon.
This improvement project will take place at the intersections of Superior with 21st St., 24th St., 27th St. and Bair Avenue as well as an intersection at 27th St. and King Ln. Left turns onto Superior Street will not be allowed from any of those connecting streets and city hopes this will give drivers additional areas to U-Turn.
Close to a dozen businesses are in the area. One local pizza delivery guy says he isn't too excited about the extra time added to the commute now that a major artery in Lincoln will be much more congested.
The project is funded through street rehabilitation and construction funds, generated through wheel and gas taxes. It's expected to be completed by late August.
But these aren't the only improvement projects that will start Monday. A sewer and drainage project will also close other streets around Lincoln.
The intersection of 8th St. and Park Ave. will be closed to all traffic.
Park Avenue from 8th to 9th streets will close to through traffic, but local traffic will be maintained when the relocation of the sewer line is complete.
There are also lane closures on Cornhusker Hwy. This work is scheduled to be finished by June 16 as construction workers complete asphalt overlay work that will close lanes of Cornhusker Hwy from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
That closure is from 31st St. Cir. to 48th St. It will also close 11th to 9th streets and 11th Street from Saunders Ave. to Cornhusker Hwy.