Lincoln officials hosting open house on new 14th and Old Cheney project

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department is hosting an open house about a proposed project for the intersection at 14th Street and Old Cheney Road.

On Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the public is invited to the Lincoln Southwest High School gym to hear about the project.

Officials ask that the community come and make suggestions or express concerns about their plans for the intersection.

The intersection is one of the busiest in Lincoln, handling over 40,000 cars per day, according to officials.

As the city grows, officials expect traffic at the intersection to grow, saying it could increase to over 52,000 cars per day by 2045.

The proposed plan would convert the existing intersection to a simplified model that officials say will improve safety and capacity and offer a variety of transportation options.

Officials say the project is set to have the following features:

    • New sidewalks and pedestrian connections
    • Increased traffic flow and capacity to serve more vehicles
    • New traffic signals
    • Improved drainage system
    • New and improved trail crossings
    • Accommodations for future growth

Officials are also proposing a new three-lane connector roadway between Old Cheney Road and Warlick Boulevard.

The $29.3 million project is expected to be finished in 2025, according to officials.

More information on the meeting or the project can be found at lincoln.ne.gov/14tholdcheney.

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