Open House on East Beltway Set for May 15

May 9, 2008

The public is invited to an open house Thursday, May 15 to learn about corridor protection plans for the East Beltway. The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts of America, OEC Woods Room, 600 S. 120th Street in Walton.

The East Beltway is planned to be a four-lane divided freeway between 120th and 134th streets. It would extend 11 miles from Nebraska Highway 2 to Interstate 80 near the Waverly Interchange. Corridor protection plans will show the approximate layout of the proposed beltway and the impact on property associated with the project. Officials will use the plans as a tool to protect the corridor from development or construction that may be costly to remove later.

Representatives from the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County and HWS Consulting Group will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.

More information on the open house is available by calling Dawn Steffen at HWS Consulting Group at 479-2200. More information on this and other City Public Works and Utilities construction projects is available on the City web site at (keyword: projects).