Because of the water main break, The Center for People in Need is cancelling its food distribution Friday.
A water main break has closed northbound North 27th Street from Cornhusker to Superior.
The break occurred about 2 a.m. Friday morning in the east lane of North 27th Street just north of Fairfield Street.
Repairs are under way, and crews hope to have one northbound lane open later Friday.
"The water main break caused us to close northbound traffic between Cornhusker and Superior. We have to restore one of the lanes and our ultimate goal is to try to get both lanes open for football traffic tomorrow," said Steve Owen, City of Lincoln Water Distribution Supervisor.
Owen said a special kind of concrete is being used to repair the break. It usually dries in eight hours.
The second northbound lane must remain closed until the concrete repair has strengthened, and the lane will probably be closed for football traffic Saturday. Access to local businesses is being maintained.
Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes.
Because of the water main break, The Center for People in Need at 3901 N. 27th Street is cancelling its food distribution Friday which typically begins at 2:00 p.m.
The Center for People in need hopes to resume as usual next week. In the meantime, families who depend on food distribution are encouraged to call the center at (402)476-4357 to make other arrangements.