The north half of the N. 70th Street and Cornhusker Highway (Highway 6) intersection is scheduled to close for construction at 6 p.m. Friday, August 13, weather permitting. The westbound lanes of Cornhusker at 70th will be replaced with concrete. N. 70th Street is scheduled to reopen to northbound and southbound traffic the morning of Monday, August 16. The westbound lanes of Cornhusker Highway from Russell Drive to 70th Street will remain closed for the overlay of new asphalt. The contractor, Pavers Inc., has 18 days to complete the project.
The eastbound lanes of Cornhusker Highway and 70th Street south of Cornhusker will remain open during this construction. The City will work with local businesses to maintain access during construction. Recommended detour routes are as follows:
The project is one of those being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Information on all stimulus-funded projects is available on the City's website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: recovery). For more information, contact the Engineering Services Division of the City Public Works and Utilities Department - Erika Nunes, 441-5675, or Warren Wondercheck, 441-7014.