Parking bans continue, residential added

Posted By: Jenn Hatcher

 Mayor Chris Beutler has announced that a residential parking ban will go into effect at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 5.  At that time, parking will be banned on the even-numbered sides of the street in all residential areas.  

A residential parking ban applies to streets that are not emergency snow routes, arterials or bus routes or included in a snow removal district.  Parking is first banned on the even-numbered (north and east) side of the street.

All bans remain in effect until terminated by the Mayor.  Remember, plows may need to make more than one pass down your street.   

The snow emergency parking ban for Lincoln remains in effect.  During a snow emergency, parking is banned on all main arterials, snow emergency routes and bus routes.

A snow removal district parking ban has been extended to include both Thursday and Friday from 12:01 to 7 a.m. in the City’s eight snow removal districts.  In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area between midnight and 7 a.m.  To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the street in the districts, which include streets in Downtown/Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner.  Maps can be found at (keyword: snow). 

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, City Parking Services will offer free overnight parking at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St.  The service is being offered in an effort to reduce citations and towed vehicles in the downtown area during parking bans. The service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban.  Customers will be charged for any time beyond 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. at the posted garage rate. Vehicles that remain in the facility past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

City snow crews have been plowing and spreading material on the city’s 19 major routes since 5:30 a.m.  Motorists are urged to slow down, limit distractions and use extreme caution when driving today.  Temperatures are expected to drop significantly overnight resulting in possible re-freezing conditions.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at (keyword: snow).  If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.