U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration

56th and Yankee Hill Road, Lincoln Safety Improvement Project

The purpose of this project is to mitigate crashes and improve traffic operations at 56th and Yankee Hill Road.

Scope of Work

This project includes construction of a roundabout at the intersection of South 56th Street and Yankee Hill Road, including the approach roadways that would extend approximately ¼ miles east and west of the intersection along Yankee Hill Road and approximately ¼ miles north and south of the intersection along South. 56th Street. Additional work includes storm sewer and drainage improvements.

Project Design (7.76 M) PDF

Access During Construction

This project will be constructed under a full street closure and will utilize a detour for traffic on South 56th Street and Yankee Hill Road. The Yankee Hill Road detour will use South 40th Street, Pine Lake Road and South 70th Street. The 56th Street detour will use Saltillo Road, South 70th Street and Pine Lake Road. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained during construction but may be limited at times due to phasing requirements.

Detour Map (402 K) PDF

  • Project Area

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Construction is scheduled to begin June 15, 2020, with the work substantially complete and open to traffic in November 2020. Final completion is anticipated by June 2021. This project is being coordinated with the adjacent 56th Street from Bridle Lane to Thompson Creek Boulevard Project to minimize impacts to area residents and the traveling public.

Public Involvement

Public Comment Period – June 4 - July 6, 2020
Written comments or questions should be submitted to Randy Saathoff (contact info below).
Notice of Pre-construction Public Information Meeting
Project Fact Sheet PDF
Project Comment Form PDF

Project Design Open House – September 11, 2018
St. Michaels’s School, 9101 S 78th Street
Meeting Invitation PDF  Open House Handout PDF

Project Contacts

Please contact the City of Lincoln with specific project construction related questions or concerns:

  • Brian Jueneman, Project Manager

    Phone: 402-304-6571
    Email: bjueneman@olsson.com

  • Chris Woodward, Project Contractor

    Constructors, Inc.
    Phone: 402-440-0923

Related Information

56th Street from Bridle Lane to Thompson Creek Boulevard Project