Street closures on Monday

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN)- Southbound traffic on North 27th Street, between Old Dairy Road and Cornhusker Highway, will be periodically reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for electrical work on Monday. The northbound lanes of N. 27th Street will not be impacted. The bus stop at North 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed. Riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St., or at N. 27th and Knox streets. The pedestrian and cycling trail at N. 27th and Fairfield streets will remain open until further notice.

The electrical work precedes a larger traffic flow and pedestrian safety improvement project planned for the area through August. The project adds dedicated right-turn lanes off of N. 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the Super Saver parking lot. It also enhances pedestrian safety where the trail crosses N. 27th Street by constructing ADA-accessible sidewalks with curb ramps, installing a new pedestrian-activated crossing signal, and adding a median cut-through. The City is also replacing a traffic signal at N. 27th and Knox streets in coordination with this project.

Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signs and use caution around construction crews. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) appreciates the public's patience during these improvements.

For project information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: 27th) or contact LTU representatives James Puls at 402-525-5641 or jpuls@lincoln.ne.gov or Shane Dostal at 402-525-7852 or sdostal@lincoln.ne.gov. Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

The eastbound lane on the south side of “P” Street, from 10th to 11th streets, will be closed from Monday, April 15, until Friday,April 26, to accommodate roof repairs on the YMCA building at 11th and “P” streets. The remaining lanes will not be affected.

The 11th and “P” bus stop will be closed, and there will be no on-street parking on the south side of “P” Street. Periodic sidewalk closures are possible when the crane is in operation. Drivers and pedestrians are encouraged to seek an alternate route.

For more information on the closure, contact Greg Topil, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, at 402-416-5150 or gtopil@lincoln.ne.gov, or Jeff Scott, Weathercraft Roofing, at 402-416-7533 or Jeffs@weathercraft.us. Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closure) or through the Waze mobile app.

Saltillo Road, from South 21st to South 27th streets, will be closed from 6 a.m. Monday, April 15 through 5 p.m. Tuesday April 16. BNSF Railway is repairing tracks and pavement at the crossing. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

For more information on the closures, contact Shane Dostal, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities, at 402-525-7852 or sdostal@lincoln.ne.gov. For project information, contact Zeb Reed, BNSF Railway, at 469-451-9544. Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closure) or through the Waze mobile app.