2017 Right of Way Coordination

Lincoln, we believe what you believe: That a safe transportation network is critical to a thriving community. That's why your Public Works and Utilities Department is on a mission to deliver drivable streets, walkable sidewalks, and efficient traffic systems.

Lincoln on the Move

We are investing more on transportation than ever before!

Since 2010, the Department has invested in 2017 Plan
90 miles of improved arterials 10.3
10.3 miles of added arterial capacity 2.6
632 blocks of rehabilitated residential roads 424
70 miles of repaired sidewalks 6.4

Because of your investment in transportation, it is even more important for the Department to invest in project coordination.


Summary of 2017 Planned Construction Projects

Key Projects Planned for Construction in 2017

Northwest Lincoln

Southwest Lincoln

Northeast Lincoln

Southeast Lincoln

Your Patience is Appreciated

A safe transportation network is critical to a thriving community. The City is on a mission to deliver drivable streets, walkable sidewalks, and efficient traffic systems.

We work hard to coordinate improvement projects to ensure your travel is safe and convenient. We appreciate your patience and care as we work throughout the 2017 construction season.

Non-City Construction Work

The City of Lincoln is not the only entity working in the public right of way. Other entities with construction projects include but are not limited to: Lancaster County, railroads (BNSF, UPRR, OL&B), and private utilities (Allo, Windstream, Charter, Unite, Level 3, and Sprint). Private development construction agreements (PCAs) and special assessment districts may also complete work in the public right of way.

Below are some of the projects the larger agencies and utilities have planned:

Lincoln Electric System

  • Replace underground cable: various locations throughout Lincoln
  • Remove overhead 35kV: NW 12th & Cornhusker; 2nd & “N” St; 12th & “X” St; 6th & Charleston St
  • Cable replacement: 56th & Garland
  • Discretionary Conversion Program: 48th & “L” St; 48th & Cotner Blvd
  • Communication duct: 12th & “Y” St - Northeast Antelope Valley Parkway
  • Relocation for road work: Yankee Hill from 70th St to 91st St; Pine Lake Rd from 61st St to Nebraska Hwy 2

Black Hills Energy

  • Gas main relocation: 29th & “A” St; N 27th St from Fairfield St to Cornhusker Hwy; Pine Lake Rd from 70th St to Nebraska Hwy 2
  • Gas main replacement: 56th & Vine St; S 48th St from “M” St to “J” St
  • Gas main installation: Rokeby Rd from 84th St to 98th St; 84th St from Yankee Woods Dr to Rokeby Rd; 98th St from Pioneers Blvd to Old Cheney Rd

Nebraska Department of Roads

  • Major reconstruction of Warlick Blvd/S 14th St from US Hwy 77 to Nebraska Hwy 2
  • 27th Street Interchange Ramp Reconstruction
  • I-180 from south of Oak Creek to the S Jct US-34 Crack Seal
  • Replace overhead sign structures at Interstate 80 & Interstate 180 interchange

Other Projects of Note

City of Lincoln Fiber/Conduit Program

During 2017, Allo and the city will complete construction in the southeast quadrant from “O” St south to Yankee Hill Rd between 48th St and 98th St. Allo will start construction in the northeast quadrant from “O” St north to Cornhusker Highway (Hwy 6) between 27th St and past 98th St. Construction in northwest quadrant of the city will begin in the second quarter of 2017 from “O” St north to Highway 34 between Interstate 180 to NW 48th St.

Green Light Lincoln

Green Light Lincoln (GL2) is an initiative to improve traffic flow and traffic safety city wide. Phase 1, which will be completed in December 2017, includes improving traffic signal timings along nine corridors throughout Lincoln. Learn more about GL2 at lincoln.ne.gov, keyword “GL2.”

Events That May Affect Construction in the Public Right of Way

Community events also play a large role in construction scheduling. Whenever possible, the City of Lincoln works to accommodate the needs of community events, such as festivals, sporting events, road races, and neighborhood events.


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