City of Lincoln
2005 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng today announced that the City will spend about $720,000 to repair more than two and one-half miles of residential streets this year. Public Works and Utilities crews also have repaired thousands of potholes so far this year.
“Street repair is a priority, but funding does not allow us to do as much work this year as we would like,” said Mayor Seng. “We are very careful to allocate our scarce resources to the projects that are most needed in our community.”
The criteria used to determine which streets will be rehabilitated include the current condition of the roadway surface, the condition of the curbs, the type of base, traffic volumes and types of traffic.
This year’s project areas are:
About seven and one-half miles of major roadways will be reconstructed, including these areas:
Bridges being repaired are at 70th Street and Salt Creek; the Airport Bridge on Adams, west and northwest of 12th Street; and the Folsom/Van Dorn bridge. Antelope Valley bridges under construction are at “Y” Street, Vine Street and Military Road as well as the “Big T” south of the Devaney Center.
Mayor Seng urged motorists to be careful and slow down in construction areas.
More information on City construction projects is available on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov. A street service request form to report potholes and other problems is available on the Web site. Citizens also can report potholes by calling 441-7646.