Beginning Monday, April 15, southbound traffic on North 27th Street, between Old Dairy Road and Cornhusker Highway, will be periodically reduced to one lane from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for electrical work. The northbound lanes of N. 27th Street will not be impacted. The bus stop at North 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed. Riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th St., or at N. 27th and Knox streets. The pedestrian and cycling trail at N. 27th and Fairfield streets will remain open until further notice.
The electrical work precedes a larger traffic flow and pedestrian safety improvement project planned for the area through August. The project adds dedicated right-turn lanes off of N. 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the Super Saver parking lot. It also enhances pedestrian safety where the trail crosses N. 27th Street by constructing ADA-accessible sidewalks with curb ramps, installing a new pedestrian-activated crossing signal, and adding a median cut-through. The City is also replacing a traffic signal at N. 27th and Knox streets in coordination with this project.
Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signs and use caution around construction crews. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) appreciates the public's patience during these improvements.
For project information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: 27th) or contact LTU representatives James Puls at 402-525-5641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Shane Dostal at 402-525-7852 or email@example.com. Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.