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Mayor's Department
Citizen Information Center Division
2000 Media Release

CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
April 24, 2000
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Jim Visger, Public Works and Utilities, 441-7837

City To Increase Street Resurfacing Efforts

Mayor Don Wesely today announced that 40 additional residential blocks will be resurfaced this year in Lincoln. Funding is available for the projects because bids were about $600,000 under projections and another $500,000 was made available from cash reserves.

"Our citizens take great pride in the appearance of their neighborhoods, and residential street resurfacing can go a long way toward improving traffic conditions and the quality of life," Mayor Wesely said. "Because this was a priority for citizens, we decided to spend some of our reserves to get more of these important projects done."

The Public Works and Utilities Department resurfaced 29 residential blocks last year and originally appropriated funding to resurface 30 in 2000. The new plan boosts that number to 70.

Lists of arterial and residential rehabilitation projects for 1999 and 2000 are attached.

Media note: There may be some resurfacing work going on Monday, April 24th on Van Dorn from 72nd to 76th streets. You can call Al Imig in Public Works to check on the status - 441-8400.

2000 Arterial and Residential Rehabilitation Projects Total Cost $5.7 million

Arterial:

Residential: (70 blocks)

1999 Arterial and Residential Rehabilitation Projects Total Cost $5.2 million

Arterial:

Residential: (29 blocks)


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