Pine Lake from 61st to Highway 2 Widening and Safety Improvement Project

Updated August 2018

The City of Lincoln began the Pine Lake Road widening and safety improvement project in March 2018. This project is necessary to increase the capacity of this roadway as a part of the increasing development in southeast Lincoln.

Please be aware that Pine Lake Park remains open to the public during 2018. Users should access the park from 56th Street by proceeding past the roadway barricades at 61st Street to the park entrance.

Preliminary Design Map (3.31 M) PDF

Project Highlights

  • Pine Lake Road is being widened to four lanes from S 61st Street to Highway 2
  • The curve and slope of the hill between S 75th Street and Highway 2 will be reduced to improve sight distance
  • The S 70th Street and Pine Lake Road intersection will be reconstructed with a roundabout
  • The railroad crossing east of Pine Lake Park will be rebuilt with crossing gates installed
  • The Beal Slough culvert will be upgraded, and will include a trail undercrossing for a future pedestrian trail
  • A new culvert will be constructed under Blanchard Boulevard, and will include a trail undercrossing
  • The intersection of Blanchard Boulevard and Pine Lake Road will be reconstructed with a roundabout
  • Additional culverts beneath S 70th Street and beneath Pine Lake Road will be reconstructed to increase capacity
  • Sidewalks will be built along the roadway, and street lighting will be upgraded

Estimated Schedule

The City of Lincoln began construction March 5, 2018. Construction is expected to last two seasons, and the street will be temporarily reopened through the winter. The project was coordinated around Yankee Hill Road improvements in 2017.

Current Activities (as of August 29, 2018)

  • LES, Allo, Windstream and Black Hills Energy relocations have been completed.
  • The underground storm sewer system near 70th Street is completed.
  • Work continues on the storm sewer system to the west and east of 70th Street.
  • The Pine Lake Road box culvert west of 70th Street is completed.
  • The 70th Street box culvert extensions north of Pine Lake Road are completed.
  • Work continues to grade the new roadway in preparation of paving.
  • The contractor will work on the east and west portions of roundabout paving while keeping 70th Street open to traffic, in hope of a shorter 70th Street closure.
  • The closure of 70th Street is scheduled to begin September 22, 2018 to finish the center section of the roundabout. The intersection is expected to remain closed until late November 2018.

Access During Construction

Work will be performed under a series of total road closures. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained. Access to Pine Lake Park will be available through all of 2018. Park users will only be able to access the park from the 56th & Pine Lake Road intersection during this time (proceed past the roadway barricades at 61st Street to the park entrance).

Project Area

  • Project Area

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Public Involvement

Open House – Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane
Open House – Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane

Project Contacts

Related

Southeast Lincoln Project Coordination Map