Yankee Hill Roadway Project - 70th to Highway 2

Project Overview

The project included paving Yankee Hill from 70th Street to Highway 2, widening it to four lanes between Sutherland Street and Highway 2 and building roundabouts at the quarter-mile, half-mile and mile intersections.

Project Design (7.28 M) PDF
Fact Sheets
Design Process and Need for Project (1.47 M) PDF
All About Roundabouts (611 K) PDF

Project Update

September 6, 2017

Yankee Hill Road between S. 70th and S. 84th streets opened to through traffic late Wednesday. The formerly gravel road is now a two-lane paved road that was designed to be widened to four lanes in the future to accommodate increased traffic.

Completion of this project marks the end of the second and final phase of improvements to Yankee Hill Road between S. 70th Street and Highway 2, which began in the spring of 2016. In June, 84th Street to Highway 2 and north and southbound lanes of 70th Street opened.

The new street offers a safer, more direct route to homes, the Copple Family YMCA and Moore Middle School. Roundabout intersections throughout the corridor improve safety and mobility for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.

Other improvements include a safer railroad crossing with automated arms, warning bells and flashing signals as well as the interconnection of City pedestrian and bike paths. New stormwater inlets, LED street lights, traffic monitoring systems and buried utilities have been installed.

Crews will complete minor grading and landscaping throughout the rest of the week. Motorists are advised to continue using caution during this time.

Public Involvement

Pre-construction Open House – April 28, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael's School, 9101 S 78th Street
This informal open house will give the public an opportunity to meet with construction personnel, learn about the construction schedule, access during construction and ask questions.
Open House #2 – July 28, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael's School, 9101 S 78th Street
Open House #1 – January 27, 2015
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
St. Michael's School, 9101 S 78th Street

Project Contacts

  • Jess Sundeen, Construction Project Manager

    City of Lincoln, Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-416-5341
    Email: jsundeen@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Erin Sokolik, Project Engineer

    City of Lincoln, Engineering Services
    Phone: 402-416-9460
    Email: esokolik@lincoln.ne.gov