Old Cheney Pavement Repair Project - 40th Street to Highway 2

LCLC - 5202(9), C.N. 13315, City 540041

U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Highway Administration

Project Intent and Schedule

This pavement preservation project is intended to maintain and improve the driving surface of the existing roadway. Through the environmental process, the City received comments and questions about how work at the 56th Street and Old Cheney Road intersection will be completed. As a result, alternative means and methods of construction were evaluated and the closure duration at 56th and Old Cheney was reduced. Weather permitting, construction is scheduled to start April 26, 2017 and be completed by mid-November. Work will start at the 56th Street and Old Cheney Road intersection.

Scope of Work

Construction includes repairing or replacing deteriorated concrete panels and curbs, sealing joints and cracks and milling the concrete surface before overlaying with asphalt. Other work will include the replacement of damaged storm drainage inlet tops, utility adjustments and restoration of traffic signal elements impacted by the work.

Project Area

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All work is anticipated to take place within existing right-of-way and easements.

Traffic During Construction

Work will be completed using lane closures with one lane of traffic open in each direction on Old Cheney Road. Exceptions include a brief closure at the 56th Street intersection and turning movement restrictions at the 48th Street Intersection. Detours and durations are listed below. Please see the detour map and business access during the 56th Street and Old Cheney Road intersection closure. Temporary closures of the Old Cheney Trail will require a detour to the south side of Old Cheney Road.

Detour and Access Maps (319 K) PDF

48th Street & Old Cheney Road

One traffic lane in each direction will be maintained at all times for east and westbound vehicles with restrictions placed on turning movements. Restricted turning movement traffic will be detoured along Highway 2, 40th Street to 56th Street for a duration not to exceed eight (8) calendar days.

56th Street & Old Cheney Road

A full intersection closure will be necessary to complete concrete pavement repairs within this intersection starting the evening of May 2. All traffic will be detoured on 48th Street, Highway 2, 70th Street and Pine Lake Road for a duration not to exceed fourteen (14) calendar days.

Access to adjacent properties will be maintained and any access restrictions will be coordinated with the property owner. Properties with multiple entrances will have one entrance open at all times, unless otherwise agreed to by the property owner. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian access to businesses, residences, and trails will be maintained throughout the duration of the project via alternate pedestrian routes and or detours.

As part of the Green Light Lincoln project, upgrades to the traffic signal at 56th Street and Old Cheney Road have been coordinated to coincide with the intersection closure. This will allow City staff to minimize the project's impact on the public. The Public Works and Utilities Department appreciates the public's patience during this project.

Related Links

Coping With Construction - A Guide for Lincoln Businesses

Public Involvement

All meeting materials in PDF format PDF

Pre-Construction Open House - April 20, 2017
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Old Cheney Alliance Church, 5201 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE
Open house materials: Meeting InvitationHandout
Public Open House #2 - August 4, 2016
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Pound Middle School – Gymnasium, 4740 S. 45th Street, Lincoln, NE 68516
Open house materials: Meeting InvitationMeeting NoticeHandoutPresentationDisplay BoardsComment Card
Public Open House #1 - March 22, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Old Cheney Alliance Church, 5201 Old Cheney Road, Lincoln, NE
Open house materials: Meeting InvitationHandoutComment Card

Project Contacts

  • Kris Humphrey, Project Engineer

    City of Lincoln Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-326-1176
    Email: khumphrey@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Steve Irons, Construction Project Manager

    Alfred Benesch & Company
    Phone: 402-310-7459
    Email: sirons@benesch.com

  • Ozzy Martinez, Construction Manager

    MTZ Construction
    Phone: 402-890-7067
    Email: ozzy.mtzllc@gmail.com