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)
YouTube video

Project Status

August 25, 2016

The noise wall along South 56th Street at the Shadow Pines Drive intersection has been substantially completed today. The contractor will be applying a clear protective sealant to the concrete wall over the next couple of days. Once this coating has been completed and is dry work will continue with grading, installation of the sidewalk along the wall, and completion of seeding and sod.

The current traffic setup on 56th Street will be removed as soon as is possible, which will restore the left-turn movements at the Shadow Pines Drive and London Road intersections. A lane closure will be necessary for both north and south bound lanes of traffic to complete the final work activities.

Thank you again to the public for their patience during this much-anticipated infrastructure improvement project. Please continue to drive with care during the coming weeks as the final project work activities are completed.

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
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