Beginning Tuesday, May 21, S. 17th Street from South to "A" streets will be closed for about eight weeks for street rehabilitation. The project was originally scheduled to begin in early May, but it was delayed when the Near South Neighborhood Association asked if some of the existing stone curb could be incorporated into the project. Because the project is federally funded, changes made to the plans had to be evaluated and approved by the Nebraska Department of Roads and the Federal Highway Administration. The agencies have approved the salvaging of the existing stone curb and incorporating some into the rehabilitated roadway.
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.
The City will work with businesses and residences along S. 17th Street on access issues, and access to side streets and driveways will be restricted at times. Drivers are encouraged to use 13th Street as a detour route.
For more information on this and other City street projects, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects).