West “A” Street Improvement Project West City Limits to SW 5th Street
The purpose of this project is to improve the West “A” Street corridor beginning at the West City Limits extending east to the intersection of SW 5th Street. To minimize impacts to area residents, businesses and commuters, the project has been divided into two separate construction projects:
Current Construction Information
Updated August 26, 2020
Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) thanks residents and drivers for their patience during the West “A” Street Improvement Project. More detailed updates will be announced Wednesday October 7, 2020 at the West “A” Virtual Public Meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A link to join the meeting will be available at ltu.lincoln.ne.gov on October 7.
West “A” Street is closed to eastbound traffic from SW 9th to Coddington, effective May 26 until October 2020. Full intersection closures will be necessary at times. Periodic lane closures will also be needed from all directions. Access to businesses and and neighborhoods will be maintained at all times. Digital signs will alert travelers to upcoming work and closures. Drivers are reminded to exercise caution around work zones.
Construction includes removal of the traffic signal at the intersection of S. Coddington Ave. and West “A” Street and installation of a new roundabout. A new mini roundabout at the S. Folsom and West “A” St. intersection will replace the existing 4-way stop.
West “A” Street will be resurfaced from SW 23rd Street to SW 5th Street.
Sidewalk ramps will be upgraded to comply with ADA requirements.
Utility work includes sanitary wastewater and storm water system improvements, as well as private utility upgrades and relocations.
- Project Area
Spanning nearly 2.5 miles, the project provides several improvements, including:
ADA Accessible Sidewalks
Sanitary Sewer Trunkline
Concrete Pads at Bus Stops
New Driveway Connections
Frequently Asked Questions
What work is included in the project?
The purpose of this project is to improve the West “A” Street corridor beginning at the West City Limits and extending east to the intersection of SW 5th Street. The project includes work associated with:
- Topographic survey
- Traffic analysis
- Roadway alternatives analysis
- Roadway design
- Drainage design
- Environmental review
- Public involvement
What does the City of Lincoln evaluate for arterial roadway improvement projects, like West “A” Street?
- Cross section (number of lanes)
- Proper speed Limit
- Intersection control
- Turn lanes
- Proper access (median breaks)
- Pedestrian crossings
What improvements are being designed for this project?
- New pavement
- Roundabout intersections
- ADA accessible sidewalks
- Multi-use trail
- Sanitary sewer trunkline
- Street lighting
- Concrete pads for bus stops
- New driveway connections
- Additional traffic lanes
- Storm water drainage enhancements
How did the City decide on the selected alternative?
The alternatives were evaluated on multiple criteria that included: safety, environmental impacts, right-of-way impacts, constructability, access during construction, cost, and public input.
How is the project being funded?
The project is locally funded through a combination of impact fee revenues and wheel tax dollars.
When will the public and businesses know about property acquisition and easements?
The City has identified temporary and permanent property impacts for properties adjacent to the project. If your property will be impacted, you will be contacted by the City.
One-on-one meetings can also be scheduled to discuss any impacts to specific properties. More information on the acquisition process is available in the Right-of-Way Acquisition and Your Property (80 K) pamphlet on the City’s website.
How will I be able to access my home or business during construction?
Refer to Access During Construction Coping with Construction: What to Expect on the City’s website.
West “A” Street is an important arterial connector for the community. Whether you are a business owner, resident or a member of the travelling public, we want you to be involved in the project. It is always a priority to work with businesses and residents in the project area. If you have questions about this project, please contact us.
Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) plans to hold in-person or virtual public meetings every three to five months to continue to keep residents up to date on project accomplishments and timeline of completion. Public meeting dates will be updated regularly.
Meeting information in PDF format.
- June 2021 Project Progress and Update
- March 2021 Project Progress and Update
- October 2020 Project Progress and Update
- October 7, 2020 – 6-7:30 p.m.
- Virtual Meeting - Zoom link coming soon
- *Please submit questions for the virtual public meeting to Erika Hill, Public Information Officer, at email@example.com.