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Vine Street Lanes to be Closed for Improvements


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

Date:
April 2, 2004
For More Information:
Kelly Sieckmeyer, Engineering Services, 441-7454
Wayne Teten, Antelope Valley Manager, 441-4939

Vine Street Lanes to be Closed for Improvements

North 17th to close from "Y" to Holdrege Tuesday

As part of the Antelope Valley Project construction, two lanes of Vine Street from North 22nd to North 27th streets are scheduled to be closed for improvements beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 5. Two-way traffic will be maintained on two traffic lanes in this area. The intersection of North 26th and Vine streets will remain open, but left turns will not be permitted from any direction. The speed limit on Vine Street will be reduced to 25 miles per hour in the construction area.

Work on Vine Street includes improvements to the roadway, which are expected to be completed in about three month. Other improvements to be completed later include sidewalks, retaining walls, landscaping, utilities, a center turn lane and ornamental lighting. After the roadway work is completed, work will begin on the intersection of 27th and Vine streets. The intersection improvements will include upgrading the pavement and traffic signals and lengthening the left-turn lanes. The intersection improvements are scheduled to be completed by mid-August. Improvements to the remaining two lanes of Vine from 22th through 26th streets are scheduled to take place next spring. Vine Street is also being rebuilt from 17th to 21st streets, and construction on a new bridge for the future Antelope Creek Channel is scheduled to begin in June.

In another area of Antelope Valley Project construction, North 17th Street from "Y" to Holdrege streets is now scheduled to close to through traffic beginning Tuesday, April 6. "Y" Street also will close between 16th and 17th streets. The closures, originally scheduled to take place March 29, were delayed because equipment was not available. The closures are expected to last up to three months and will allow for the completion of the new connections between "Y" and 17th streets to the east. The sections will remain open to local traffic only. All northbound and southbound traffic in the area will now use 16th Street from the Holdrege intersection to the new "Y" Connector (about one block south of the existing "Y" Street). The speed limit has been lowered to 25 miles per hour in the area.

The Antelope Valley Project includes transportation improvements, stormwater management and community revitalization. Partners in the Antelope Valley Project are the City of Lincoln, the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A map and other information is available on the City web site at lincoln.ne.gov. Information can also be obtained by leaving a message at the Antelope Valley Hotline at 402-458-5999.

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