Temporary closures on N 27th begin Wednesday

From: City Press Release

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, August 12, southbound traffic on North 27th Street between Fairfield Street and Cornhusker Highway will be reduced to one lane until mid-September. 

The closures are necessary for the installation of dedicated right-turn lanes off southbound North 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the commercial center access drive between Knox Street and Cornhusker Highway.

 The project will also require the following temporary changes:

  • Right turns will not be permitted from southbound North 27th Street onto Fairfield Street, and traffic lanes on Fairfield Street will be shifted south.
  • As the project moves south, the west side of North 27th at Knox Street will be closed for 10 days.   A closure of the commercial center access drive will also be required.  These closures will not occur at the same time so access to the commercial center will be maintained.
  • The southbound bus stops at North 27th and Fairfield and Knox streets will be closed during construction.   Riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th Street, or on the south side of Cornhusker Highway.
  • The pedestrian and cycling trail at North 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed during construction.

All lanes on North 27th Street will be open to traffic for home Husker football games.

The addition of the right-turn lanes will improve traffic flow and increase safety in the area. The project will also improve safety for trail users crossing North 27th Street by building ADA-accessible sidewalks with curb ramps, installing a new pedestrian-activated crossing signal, and adding a median cut-through.  The City previously replaced the traffic signal at North 27th and Knox streets and relocated street lights in coordination with this project. 

Motorists are urged to follow lane closure signs and use caution around construction crews. Lincoln Transportation and Utilities appreciates the public’s patience during these improvements.

For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: projects) or contact LTU representatives James Puls (402-525-5641, jpuls@lincoln.ne.gov) or Shane Dostal (402-525-7852, sdostal@lincoln.ne.gov).  Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

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