The public is invited to an open house Thursday, June 30 on the improvement project planned for the intersection of 14th Street, Warlick Blvd. and Old Cheney Road. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Scott Middle School, 2200 Pine Lake Rd. The public may park in the north lot and enter through the north door. No formal presentations are planned.
The intersection is one of the busiest in Lincoln, handling nearly 38,000 cars per day. By 2040, traffic is projected to increase 55 percent to 59,000 cars per day. The project, still in the early design phases, would create an elevated roundabout and T-intersection to improve traffic flow and improve safety for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in 2019.
"We are excited to share our updated alignment of the intersection design for this landmark project," said Erin Sokolik, City Project Manager. "This project will improve the efficiency of the intersection well into the future. It will also create improved pedestrian crossings and extensions for trails access. We have worked very closely with area stakeholders to understand their needs and improve our plans. Now it's time to hear from the rest of the community."
Those attending the open house will have the opportunity to review the refined concept and comment on the plan to help refine the next stage of design. City representatives and project consultants will be available to discuss the public's ideas and answer questions. For additional information, visit www.14thOldCheney.com or contact Erin Sokolik, City Public Works and Utilities Dept., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-441-7711.