56th from Old Cheney to Shadow Pines Dr.

The City of Lincoln has awarded the construction project for reconstruction of South 56th Street from Old Cheney Road to Shadow Pines Drive to Constructors, Inc. The roadway is designed as a 4-lane paved section with turn lanes and a raised median.

Time Lapse Box Culvert Concrete Pour – Oct. 10, 2015 (:29)
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Project Status

June 17, 2016

The City of Lincoln and their Contractor, Constructors, Inc. are nearing completion for the roadway widening project on South 56th Street from Shadow Pines Drive to Old Cheney Road. The Contractor will soon begin working to complete the noise wall at the northeast corner of 56th Street and Shadow Pines Drive. In order to safely and efficiently complete this wall they will be utilizing both northbound lanes of 56th Street as a work zone. In order to make room for this work zone the northbound traffic on 56th Street will be shifted to the west from Shadow Pines Drive to approximately 500 feet north of the intersection.

During this temporary traffic control shift the northbound traffic on 56th Street will be slowed to 35 miles per hour. No left turns will be allowed for any traffic in the Shadow Pines Drive intersection during this work. The restriction on left turns at Shadow Pines Drive will begin once the construction of the noise wall commences. Motorists trying to turn from 56th Street left on to Shadow Pines Drive will have to drive through the intersection to the next available street and make a U-turn before traveling back to Shadow Pines Drive. Motorists trying to turn from Shadow Pines Drive left on to 56th Street will have to first turn right on 56th Street and drive to the next street before making a U-turn, where they can then continue traveling on 56th Street in their intended direction. The work to construct the noise wall is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete, and is expected to begin during the next couple of weeks.

The entire project team appreciates the support and understanding of the public as we work to complete this final piece of the 56th Street Widening Project. The result of this infrastructure will be an improvement to everyone’s lives and livelihoods, and will help in getting you and your family where you need to go safely and conveniently in southeast Lincoln.

Project Highlights

Right and left turn lanes will be built at London Road and Waltz Road, and these intersections will be designed to accommodate future traffic signals when warranted.

Right and left turn lanes will also be built at Shadow Pines Drive.

A new drainage structure will be built at Beal Slough.

A pedestrian under-crossing will be built as part of the Beal Slough drainage structure.

Ordinance changes were brought back before the City Council which were approved in the fall of 2005 and the construction of medians were approved.

Public Participation

Pre-construction Open House – Monday April 6, 2015
6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School
6720 Rockwood Lane
This meeting will give the public an opportunity to meet with construction personnel, review the project, and ask questions. The meeting room is accessible for persons with disabilities. Those requiring additional special accommodations are asked to contact Kris Humphrey, City Engineering Services, at 402-326-1176.
Open House – Wednesday, June 6, 2012
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, multi-purpose room
6720 Rockwood Lane

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments regarding the project, please contact one of the following people:

Project Contacts

  • Gaylon Masek, Construction Project Manager

    City of Lincoln - Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-416-7486
    Email: gmasek@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Zach Becker, Design & Construction Engineer

    City of Lincoln - Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-613-3763
    Email: zbecker@lincoln.ne.gov