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Date:
July 22, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Terry Genrich, Parks and Recreation, 441-7939


CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON MOPAC TRAIL BRIDGE

Construction work began this week on a new Mopac Trail Bridge at 27th and X streets. The new bridge will provide a safe passage across 27th Street for pedestrians and bicyclists. Construction is expected to be complete in the spring of 2009.

Trail users are asked to find an alternate route around the work site during bridge construction. A crossing signal is available at 27th and Y streets.

The Great Plains Trails Network provided $125,000 in private donations for the bridge, which is estimated to cost about $1.9 million. The city received a federal enhancement grant for $500,000, and the rest will be paid for from funds received through tax increment financing.

The bridge is the final link in the Mopac Trail that begins near the University of Nebraska campus at 19th and Vine streets. The Mopac Trail extends east from UNL through the City to 84th Street and then continues East into rural Lancaster County.

More information on the City trails system is available on the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: trails).


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