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:

Project A is SW 23rd Street to SW 5th StreetMap PDF (9.4 M) Project B is West City Limits to SW 23rd StreetMap PDF (9.36 M)

YouTube video Watch: drone video of West “A” Street (6:40)

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

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Spanning nearly 2.5 miles, the project provides several improvements, including:

New Pavement

Roundabout Intersections

ADA Accessible Sidewalks

Multi-Use Trail

Sanitary Sewer Trunkline

Street Lighting

Concrete Pads at Bus Stops

New Driveway Connections

Frequently Asked Questions

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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
  • Permitting
  • 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. PDF

  • June 2021 Project Progress and Update
    TBD
  • March 2021 Project Progress and Update
    TBD
  • 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 erhill@lincoln.ne.gov.
  • Special Stakeholder Meeting (Project B)
    November 19, 2019
    Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.
    Meeting Materials: Invitation Handout
  • Special Stakeholder Meeting (Project A)
    November 29, 2018
    Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.
    Meeting Materials: Invitation Handout
  • Third Public Open House
    June 7, 2018
    Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.
    Meeting Materials: Invitation Handout Typical Cross Sections Project A Project B
  • Second Public Open House
    October 19, 2017
    Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.
    Meeting Materials: Invitation Handout Presentation Comment Form
  • First Public Open House
    May 25, 2017
    Roper Elementary School, 2323 S. Coddington Ave.
    Meeting Materials: Invitation Handout Presentation Comment Form

Contact Us

  • Gaylon Masek, Construction Project Manager

    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery
    gmasek@lincoln.ne.gov
    402-416-7486

  • Danielle Vachal, Design Project Manager

    City of Lincoln, LTU Project Delivery
    dvachal@lincoln.ne.gov
    531-289-8211