56th from Old Cheney to Shadow Pines Dr.

Updated August 24, 2015

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.

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.

Map of Project Area (56 K) PDF

Project Status

The project is well underway and the Contractor is taking advantage of the favorable weather to continue to complete major project tasks. All of the utilities beneath the Beal Slough channel have been relocated or reconstructed and the final excavation is being accomplished before the box culvert structure can be constructed. Additional work continues to take place to remove excess soil from the south end of the project. This soil is being moved to a stockpile just southeast of the channel crossing, and this soil stockpile will be used to compress areas of filled soil which are located in the old stream channel area. The large retaining wall has been completed on the west side of the roadway south of London Rd. Further utility work is taking place on the north end of the project along the east side of 56th St. After these utilities are completed you can expect to see a substantial amount of new concrete pavement being constructed for the northbound lanes of 56th St. from Waltz Rd. north to Old Cheney.

The project team and Contractor continue to take advantage of the site conditions while trying to work toward getting at least one lane in each direction open by November. As always all of the local businesses remain open and accessible to customers. Please take time to plan your route and determine whether you will need to enter from Old Cheney Rd. or Pine Lake Rd.

Please feel free to contact the project engineer or project construction manager with any questions or concerns.

Street Closure

  • Street Closure
  • Detour route


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:

Zach Becker, Construction Project Manager
City of Lincoln - Engineering Services
Phone: 402-613-3763
Email: zbecker@lincoln.ne.gov
Kris Humphrey, Design & Construction Engineer
City of Lincoln - Engineering Services
Phone: 402-326-1176
Email: khumphrey@lincoln.ne.gov