The public is invited to an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at Bennett Martin Library, 136 S. 14th St., to discuss downtown street resurfacing and traffic signal replacement. The project includes the resurfacing of 11 streets, replacement of seven traffic signals and reconstruction of pedestrian curb ramps in downtown Lincoln.
Representatives from the City Public Works and Utilities Department will be available to explain the project, discuss project phasing and meet with attendees to answer questions. No formal presentation is planned.
The project is eligible to receive 80-percent federal funding for construction and construction engineering with a 20-percent local funding match. The project is currently scheduled to be bid through the Nebraska Department of Roads in November 2011. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in March 2012 after the Nebraska Boys State Basketball Tournament and completed by November 2012.
The open house will be held in the Bennett Martin Library auditorium on fourth floor. Those needing special accommodations are asked to call Erika Nunes in Engineering Services at 402-441-5675 at least 48 hours prior to the open house. If you cannot attend the open house and have questions or would like more information, contact Nunes or visit the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: downtown).