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

Updated February 2018

The City of Lincoln proposes to begin the Pine Lake Road widening and safety improvement project on March 1, 2018, weather permitting. 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 proposed to be 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

In order to prepare for the upcoming construction and to comply with the Federal Migratory Bird Act, it is necessary to complete tree removal along the project prior to April 1, 2018. Tree work on Pine Lake Road will occur through the end of February between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily, when the street is already closed for ongoing electric utility work.

The City of Lincoln plans to begin construction March 1, 2018, weather permitting. Construction is expected to last two seasons, and the street will be temporarily reopened through the winter. The project was coordinated around Yankee Hill Road improvements in 2017.

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

Related

Southeast Lincoln Project Coordination Map