City of Lincoln
2009 Media Releases
A section of North 27th Street is scheduled to close the night of Tuesday, February 10 for the installation of the steel truss bridge over 27th. North 27th from Vine to "Y" streets is scheduled to close at 10 p.m. Tuesday and reopen by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning. Detour routes will be marked.
The bridge is part of the Mopac Trail Pedestrian Bridge Project, which is scheduled to be completed by the end of May.
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 will provide the final link in the Mopac Trail through Lincoln and will connect with the University of Nebraska - Lincoln downtown campus and the Antelope Valley trail system. The Mopac trail also is a vital link in the future Quad States Trails network.
More information on the project is available by calling Terry Genrich in the City Parks and Recreation Department at 441-7939. For more information on the City's parks and trails, visit the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: parks).