Posted By: KLKN Newsroom
The City of Lincoln is offering the public a 30-day comment period to respond to changes in the construction plans for the intersection of Coddington and West Van Dorn. The traffic safety and improvement project includes the installation of a single-lane roundabout.
When the project was explained to the public in May of 2012, the intent was to phase construction so that Van Dorn could remain open at all times. As the design process continued, it was determined that it will be necessary to close the east and west legs of the intersection for separate periods of up to 14 days. The plan to close Coddington Avenue during construction has not changed. Access to adjacent businesses and residences will be maintained at all times.
Because of the change, residents will be able to comment further on the project from November 25 through December 24 through mail or e-mail to the following addresses:
• Craig Aldridge, City Public Works and Utilities Department, firstname.lastname@example.org or 901 W. Bond St., Lincoln, NE 68521
• Stephanie Rittershaus Alfred Benesch & Company, email@example.com or 825 "J" St., Lincoln, NE 68508
Since the public meeting in May of 2012, the City and its contractor, Alfred Benesch & Company, have been completing required environmental documents and advancing the design plans. Once the environmental documents are approved, right-of-way acquisition will begin. At this time, construction of this project is expected to begin in the spring of 2015.
Additional project information can be found at saferwestvandorn.com.