LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Construction is underway on four fire stations across the Capitol City.
LFR Station 16
Two of them are brand new stations to accommodate a growing Lincoln.
Those are Station 15 and Station 16.
Station 15 is a building that will house both Lincoln Fire and Rescue and Lincoln Police. That is located at 66th and Pine Lake.
LPD will be the first to occupy the building, followed by the fire department.
We are told they plan on officially occupying the facility by late summer or early fall.
Meanwhile, construction has started on another new fire station in east Lincoln. Station 16 is located near 98th and O Streets. It is expected to open sometime next year.
Two other fire stations are replacements to outdated ones.
Those are Station 12, near 84th and Pioneers; and Station 10, near 24th and Superior.
LFR said Station 12 will open later this year or early next, while Station 10 is expected to open sometime next month.
Old Fire Station 10, near 14th and Adams, will soon go up for sale. This comes after a vote by Lincoln City Council Monday night.
City Council unanimously voted to declare the property as surplus. That means the station will go up for sale as crews move out of it and into the new station.
Assistant Fire Chief Pat Borer said the money from the sale will help with the purchase of land for a future fire station.