Pine Lake from 61st to Highway 2 Widening and Safety Improvement Project

Updated November 2018

The City of Lincoln began the Pine Lake Road widening and safety improvement project in March 2018. This project is necessary to increase the capacity of this roadway as a part of the increasing development in southeast Lincoln.

Preliminary Design Map (3.31 M) PDF

Project Highlights

Pine Lake Road is being widened to four lanes from S 61st Street to Highway 2

The curve and slope of the hill between S 75th Street and Highway 2 will be reduced to improve sight distance

The S 70th Street and Pine Lake Road intersection will be reconstructed with a roundabout

The railroad crossing east of Pine Lake Park will be rebuilt with crossing gates installed

The Beal Slough culvert will be upgraded, and will include a trail undercrossing for a future pedestrian trail

A new culvert will be constructed under Blanchard Boulevard, and will include a trail undercrossing

The intersection of Blanchard Boulevard and Pine Lake Road will be reconstructed with a roundabout

Additional culverts beneath S 70th Street and beneath Pine Lake Road will be reconstructed to increase capacity

Sidewalks will be built along the roadway, and street lighting will be upgraded

Estimated Schedule

The City of Lincoln began construction March 5, 2018. Construction of Pine Lake Road is a two year project with final completion scheduled for the fall of 2019. Pine Lake Road from 61st to 70th Street will re-open in the winter once it is determined by the City that the Contractor can no longer work due to freezing weather. The section of Pine Lake from 70th east to Highway 2 will remain closed to through traffic over the winter.

Current Activities (as of November 6, 2018)

  • The 70th Street intersection is closed as new roundabout paving is being constructed.
  • Eastbound paving lanes are completed from Campus Life to 70th Street (open to local traffic only; no outlet).
  • Removal of westbound existing asphalt roadway is completed from Campus Life to 70th Street. Grading and paving will follow.
  • All new storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water lines are in place from 70th Street to Blanchard Blvd.
  • A water main loop to make room for the new Blanchard box culvert is complete.
  • The Pine Lake Road box culvert west of 70th Street is complete.
  • The 70th Street box culvert extensions north of Pine Lake Road are complete.
  • Electrical connections for street lights at 70th and Pine Lake are being constructed.

Access During Construction

Work will be performed under a series of total road closures. Local access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

Project Area

  • Project Area

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Public Involvement

Open House – Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane
Open House – Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Humann Elementary School, 6720 Rockwood Lane

Project Contacts


Southeast Lincoln Project Coordination Map