City of Lincoln
2006 Media Releases
Mayor Coleen J. Seng today announced that the Antelope Valley Project partners will again offer free tours of the project area in June. Seng said the bus and bike tours will give residents a first-hand look at the progress of the flood control, traffic improvement and community revitalization project.
A great deal of progress has been made since the public tours were offered last summer, said Mayor Seng. This a great opportunity for residents to see the improvements up close, ask questions and find out how this project is strengthening the community and opening new investment and economic development opportunities. The tours were very popular last summer, and I encourage everyone to sign up for a tour and come on down!
On Saturday, June 10, the bike tour begins at 8 a.m., and the bus tours begin at 9 and 11 a.m. On Thursday, June 15, the bike and bus tours begin at 6:30 p.m. The 90-minute tours begin with a brief presentation at Lincoln High School, 2229 J Street. To sign up for a tour, residents can call 458-5901 or visit the City Web site, lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: antelope).
The tour will show the portion of the flood channel already completed and the path of the future channel. Participants will see the Big X overpass that spans the railroad tracks near Devaney. By the end of the year, the north, south and west legs of the elevated roadway will be open to traffic. The bus tour also will include the new Military Road and Y Street bridges, the Vine Street bridge and roadway, the Liberty Village housing development and Fleming Fields recreational sports park.
Antelope Valley is a joint project of the City of Lincoln, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. An economic analysis projects that for every dollar spent on the project, the private sector will respond with at least three dollars of private investment and redevelopment in the area.
For more information or to comment on the Antelope Valley Project, visit the City Web site, call the Antelope Valley Hotline at 458-5999 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.