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2015 Media Releases


Date:
February 24, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Ben Higgins, Watershed Management, 402-441-7589
Bill Weddle, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-8251

Roper Park Stream Stability Project Starts This Week

Work will begin this week to stabilize portions of the eroding stream banks along Lynn Creek in Roper Park southwest of Superior Street and I-180. The work will occur in two phases:

The first phase includes stream stabilization at four locations as well as reconstruction of the abutments for the pedestrian bridge between Superior Street and the parking area. The stream work will require the removal of selected trees. Parts of the sidewalk next to the creek will be closed during the project, and park users are asked to stay away from machinery for safety reasons. The disc golf course will remain open for public use, however some holes will be temporarily affected. Part of the 3rd and Fairfield parking area also will be designated for the contractor's use.

The project is being funded through the 2012 stormwater bond issue and by the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. EA Engineering provided the design work for the project, and the construction contractor is H.R. Bookstrom Construction, Inc.

More information on the project is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: Roper). Those with questions on the project may contact Ben Higgins, City Project Manager, at 402-441-7589 or bhiggins@lincoln.ne.gov, or Bill Weddle, City Construction Manager, at 402-441-8251 or bweddle@lincoln.ne.gov.


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