City of Lincoln
2008 Media Releases
Tree removal begins soon; Council to be briefed
The Lincoln City Council will be briefed Monday, January 28 on the progress of the Antelope Valley Project, which has now moved south of "O" Street. The pre-council session will begin at 4:45 p.m. in Room 113 at the County City Building, 555 S. 10th St. The session will be carried live on 5 CITY-TV, the government access cable channel.
Work could begin as early as Monday on the removal of trees between "J" and "S" streets. About 120 trees along the future Antelope Creek channel will be removed, and another 45 trees will be removed for construction of the new "J" Street bridge and the Lewis Ballfield parking lot. The remaining tree stumps will be about three feet tall. This helps the grading contractor with full removal during the later grading of the channel and makes the process less costly. The trees are being removed now to prevent disruption of birds during nesting season.
The U.S. Corps of Engineers’ plans call for planting 432 new trees throughout the project from Salt Creek to "J" Street. More than half of the trees will be planted between Vine and "J" streets.
Antelope Valley is a flood control, traffic improvement and community revitalization project in the core of the City. More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: antelope). This Web site will have the most current information regarding the construction schedule and traffic accommodations.
For more information, you may contact J.J. Yost, City Parks and Recreation Department, at 441-8255 or Glenn Johnson, Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, at 476-2729.