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April 6, 2017
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Thomas Shafer, Engineering Services, 402-525-5644,

Open House Set for Old Cheney Road Improvement Project

The public is invited to an open house Thursday, April 20 on the pavement repair project on Old Cheney Road from 40th Street to Highway 2. The meeting is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Old Cheney Alliance Church, 5201 Old Cheney Road. The main entrance and parking lot are on the east side of the building. No formal presentation is planned. Representatives from MTZ Construction, Benesch and the City will be available to discuss the construction schedule and project phasing.

The project is scheduled to start April 26 and be completed by mid-November. It includes repairing or replacing deteriorated concrete panels and curbs, sealing joints and cracks and milling the concrete surface before overlaying with asphalt. Other work will include the replacement of damaged storm drainage inlet tops, utility adjustments and restoration of traffic signal elements impacted by the work.

The 56th Street and Old Cheney Road intersection will be closed starting the evening of April 30 and will reopen May 14. Traffic will be detoured to Highway 2, 40th Street, 48th Street and Pine Lake Road. Access to local businesses will be maintained. The remainder of the work is expected to be completed under lane closures, with one lane of traffic open in each direction on Old Cheney Road. Temporary closures of the Old Cheney Trail will require a detour to the south side of Old Cheney Road.

As part of the Green Light Lincoln project, upgrades to the traffic signal at 56th Street and Old Cheney Road have been coordinated to coincide with the intersection closure. This will allow City staff to minimize the project's impact on the public. The Public Works and Utilities Department appreciates the public's patience during this project.

More information about the project is available at (keyword: old cheney) or by contacting Erika Nunes, City project manager, 402-326-1037,, or Steve Irons, Benesch construction project manager, 402-479-2251,

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441‐7624, 555 S 10th St, Ste. 304, Lincoln, NE, 68508 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.

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