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2004 Antelope Valley News Releases

Traffic Detour Changes on 16th and 17th Streets Begin Thursday

Public Works and Utilities Department
Engineering Services, 531 Westgate Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68528, 441-7711, fax 441-6576

February 24, 2004
Paragraph Two Added February 25, 2004
For More Information:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Randy Hoskins, Traffic Engineer, 441-7570

Traffic Detour Changes on 16th and 17th Streets Begin Thursday

North 16th and North 17th streets near the UNL campus are scheduled to switch from paired one-way streets to two-way streets beginning Thursday, February 26. The changes are necessary for construction of the Antelope Valley flood channel and roadway. The Antelope Valley Project includes transportation improvements, stormwater management and community revitalization.

In conjunction with the construction, the speed limit has changed from 35 to 25 miles per hour on three sections of roadway: 16th Street from Vine to Holdrege; 17th Street from Vine to Holdrege; and Holdrege from 17th to 19th streets.

Those headed to the Bob Devaney Sports Center are reminded that parking west of Devaney has been significantly reduced by the construction. An alternative for those headed to Devaney is to enter State Fair Park from North 27th Street and State Fair Park Drive.

A map and other information is available on the City web site at Information can also be obtained by leaving a message at the Antelope Valley Hotline at 402-458-5999.

Partners in the Antelope Valley Project are the City of Lincoln, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The improvements now under way are scheduled to take six to ten years to complete. The roadway and flood channel projects will include the construction of 12 bridges and 6.2 miles of new roadway.

Currently, Military Road is under construction, and this will provide a new west entrance to State Fair Park. Eventually a new north-south, six-lane street and railroad overpass will carry major traffic in the area and eliminate the delays and safety issues at the railroad crossing south of the Devaney Sports Center.


2004 News Releases