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2004 Antelope Valley News Releases

Lanes of North 27th Street to Close for Improvements

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

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

Lanes of North 27th Street to Close for Improvements

Lanes of Vine Street also closed

Beginning Tuesday, July 6, the two east (northbound) lanes of North 27th Street will close for reconstruction from Vine Street north one block to Pear Street. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the west (southbound) lanes. All left turns are prohibited at the intersection of 27th and Vine streets. The intersection improvements, which include upgrading the pavement and traffic signals and lengthening the left-turn lanes, are scheduled to be completed by mid-August.

The north (westbound) lanes of Vine Street remain closed from North 17th to North 28th streets. Two-way traffic is maintained on the south (eastbound) lanes of Vine. The closures are necessary for the installation of utilities and paving. Other improvements planned in the area include sidewalks, retaining walls, landscaping, a center-turn lane and ornamental lighting. The speed limit remains at 25 miles per hour in the area.

Related to the Vine Street project is the reconstruction of a portion of the sewer line which will serve the recently constructed UNL dorms on the southwest corner of 17th and Vine streets. Beginning Wednesday, July 7, the south (eastbound) lanes of Vine Street between 16th and 17th streets will close for about two weeks. Eastbound traffic will be detoured south on 16th Street to "R" Street, then east to 17th and north to Vine Street where motorists will be allowed to turn east.

All lanes in the 27th and "O" area re-opened this week, which will help to ease congestion on 27th and Vine streets.

The work under way on Vine and 27th streets is part of the Antelope Valley Project. 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. Additional information can be obtained by leaving a message at the Antelope Valley Hotline at 402-458-5999.


2004 News Releases