West A Street Undergoing Construction

West A street is one of the few roads that travels from downtown to southwest Lincoln and traffic is growing. On top of that, Burlington Railroad, which has tracks near 3rd and A has added more trains. But Tuesday construction began to end the headaches.

When the project is done, an overpass will allow vehicles to completely avoid the tracks. The overpass, which goes from 1st to 5th street, will curve south of A street and away from homes. Workers will also add frontage roads to help people onto the overpass. Engineers are expecting the project to be done by early winter of 2003. The project is estimated at 10-million dollars.