The city of Lincoln has some new ideas on how to fix 33rd and Cornhusker. On Wednesday the city shared several renderings with the public, asking them what they thought was best.
A while back the city had six renderings, but executive director of RTSD, Roger Figard says these renderings only looked at things like traffic congestion and how it would affect the trains in the area. He says they had to take a step back and look at how land in this area was being used. Figard says they looked at the impact these plans would have on pedestrians, cyclists, parks and potential businesses. Figard says a typical road project has a goal of making sure it will last for at least 20 years and he hopes these new plans will do this.
Most of the ideas involve raising portions of 33rd and Adams. However one plan would raise the railroad itself. All of these ideas will cost around $75 million. Engineers say the final plan will likely be a combination of several of these plans. They hope to have a final plan by the end of the year and start construction in the next 6 to 8 years.