Utility work will restrict travel in part of Lincoln on Sunday

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Some homes and businesses will be hard to access on Sunday while crews are in the area removing overhead powerlines and utility poles, the Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department says.

Residents are allowed to stay in their homes, and if travel is necessary the city asks them to work with the crews removing powerlines to ensure their safety.

All other traffic will be completely redirected from the area.

The closures are as follows:

  • South 48th Street from Sumner to Glade streets will be inaccessible from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • South Street from South 47th to South 49th streets will be inaccessible from 8 to 10 a.m.Street Closure Map

The sidewalk on the east side of South 48th Street will also be closed.

Marcus Rist with the Lincoln Electric System says the underground cable system is already in place and working.  Some residents may experience a temporary power outage that should last no longer than an hour.

In the event of an emergency, residents in the area are asked to use normal emergency services and LES crews will work with them.

Digital signs will alert traffic to upcoming work and closures.

Travelers are encouraged to seek an alternate route and exercise caution around the work zone.

The department appreciates the public’s patience during this work.  Project dates are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen circumstances.

For more information on this project, contact Lincoln Transportation and Utilities at 402-441-7548.

Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov/closures or through the Waze mobile app.

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