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University City Campus Street Project Begins Monday

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Published: Jul. 14, 2017 at 11:04 AM CDT
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On Monday, July 17th, crews will start working on N. 16th and Vine Streets. The project will change traffic flow within the University of Nebraska City Campus.

Both streets will remain open during the project, but the City said traffic will be reduced to single-lane travel. Crews will also close intersections as necessary so traffic signals can be taken down. The project is expected to last three weeks.

During that time, N. 16th Street between “Q” and “X” streets will be converted from one-way southbound to two-way traffic. Also, street parking will be adjusted to match the new traffic flow.

Bike lanes will be added to N. 16th Street and on Vine Street from N. 16th Street to Antelope Valley Parkway.

Traffic controls at nearby intersections will be modified, and traffic signals at seven locations will be removed.

According to city engineers, the changes to guide traffic to the six-lane Antelope Valley Parkway will increase pedestrian and cyclist safety on campus, one of the original objectives of the Antelope Valley Project and the University's campus master plan. The changes also will reduce capital and maintenance costs for the City.

The City and the University scheduled the work to meet traffic control needs required to begin demolition work in early August of Cather and Pound residence halls and the arrival of students for the fall semester. The changes also coordinate with the University's plan, pending City Council approval, to close 17th street to through traffic between “S” and Vine streets.

More information on City projects is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects).

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