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Date:
July 9, 2019
Media Contact:
Kitty Elliott, LTU Communications, 402-441-8469

Citywide Asphalt Rejuvenation Project Begins Today

Lincoln Transportation and Utilities today began asphalt rejuvenation projects throughout the city. The work is scheduled to be complete Monday, July 15, depending on the weather. Digital message signs will alert drivers to upcoming work and lane closures. The project schedule is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: sealing).

Streets will be treated in the following order:

Tuesday, July 9

Wednesday, July 10

Thursday, July 11

Friday, July 12

Monday, July 15

*Message boards will be in operation at these locations.

The project is intended to stabilize and preserve the asphalt and extend the life of the driving surface. The process requires closure of the street for two to three hours while liquid rejuvenator is applied. After two hours, sand is applied, and the street is reopened, but motorists are urged to drive slowly.

Motorists should not drive on the streets until they have reopened to avoid tracking and getting the liquid rejuvenator on vehicles, as it can be difficult to remove from tires and shoes. Dry conditions are necessary for successful application, making the project schedule heavily dependent on the weather.

For more information on this project, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects) or contact James Puls, LTU, at 402-525-5641 or jpuls@lincoln.ne.gov. Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.


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