Construction planned for S. 17th Street between South and "A" streets has been delayed due to potential changes in the original plans. Work was to begin Monday, May 6.
Near South Neighborhood residents requested incorporating some of the existing stone curb into the project. Because the project is federally funded, any changes made to the plans must be evaluated and approved by the Nebraska Department of Roads and the Federal Highway Administration.
Following a review by the federal agencies, the City will be able to move forward with the project. Public Works and Utilities officials hope for a directive early next week.
The project will include a new concrete base with asphalt overlay and new curb and gutters. The pedestrian curb ramps will be reconstructed to meet ADA standards. The project is part of the citywide arterial street rehabilitation project, which includes work on 13 street segments throughout Lincoln.
For more information on this and other City street projects, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects).