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May 22, 2020
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Kitty Elliott, LTU Communications, 402-441-8469

Portion of South 40th Street to Close Tuesday

Beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, northbound South 40th Street between Old Cheney Road and Nebraska Highway 2 will be closed for new water main installation. Traffic will be detoured from Old Cheney Road to South 48th Street to Pioneers Boulevard to South 40th Street. StarTran Route 56 - Sheridan will also be temporarily detoured in this area. This work is scheduled to be completed by Wednesday, June 24.

Digital message signs will alert traffic to upcoming work and closures. Travelers are encouraged to follow the detour route or seek an alternate route.

Drivers are reminded to exercise caution around work zones. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities appreciates the public's patience during this work.

For more information about this project, visit (keyword: mohawk) or contact Shane Dostal, LTU at 402-525-7852 or Current information on street closures is available at (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

For more information on StarTran routes and detours, visit or call 402-476-1234.

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