56th from Old Cheney to Shadow Pines Dr.

Updated June 8, 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

Construction is underway and the Contractor continues to work around the weather to accomplish tasks. Work is underway to construct the new water mains beneath the Beal Slough channel. Grading is taking place at numerous areas around the project site. As access is maintained on existing and temporary roadways, further work will begin on installation of new storm sewers. Retaining walls will soon begin construction in numerous locations on the south end of the project. Access is still available to all businesses based on whether they are located north or south of the Beal Slough channel – those businesses north of the channel are accessible from Old Cheney Road, and any businesses south of the channel are accessible from Pine Lake Road.

S. 56th Street between Old Cheney and Pine Lake Road will be closed to through traffic during construction. Traffic will be detoured along Old Cheney west to S. 40th Street, south to Pine Lake Road, then east to S. 56th Street. Access will be maintained to area businesses and residential homes. Access to businesses located on Waltz Road and on 56th Street north of the Beal Slough will be available from Old Cheney Road. Access to businesses and residents on 56th Street south of the Beal Slough will be available from Pine Lake Road. Access onto 56th Street from Cumberland Drive and London Road will be restricted during the project. The Contractor and the City will coordinate with local businesses and residents to maintain access throughout the duration of the project.

One lane of traffic in each direction is anticipated to be open mid-November 2015, assuming no delays due to weather or unforeseen conditions. The project is scheduled for final completion by the end of June 2016.

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