Officials sing praises of $42 million investment into Lincoln street projects

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln’s streets are improving thanks to tax dollars, city officials said at a Tuesday press conference.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird detailed the city’s Lincoln on the Move initiative, which in its first three years, has invested $42 million in street improvements and projects.

The initiative is a six-year program that will invest an estimated $94 million into Lincoln streets, according to officials.

In 2019, a voter-approved quarter-cent sales took effect, helping fund 40 street projects, officials said.

“When it comes to the quality of our streets, Lincoln is ahead of the pack,” Baird said in a press release. “Lincoln recently ranked as the sixth best city to drive in out of 100 cities, bolstering our local economy, public safety, and neighborhoods.”

Since the initiative began, the city has been able to fix roads in the Kahoa Elementary School and Lincoln High School neighborhoods.

Future projects include working on South 27th Street from Coronado to Old Cheney Road and repairs to roads in the Piedmont neighborhood.

The Lincoln on the Move report and a map of projects can be found at lincoln.ne.gov/streets.

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