Portion of Fletcher Avenue Project Rescheduled

The Fletcher Avenue resurfacing project between N. 56th and N. 70th streets has been rescheduled for spring 2020 due to utility work in the area by Black Hills Energy. The resurfacing was originally planned for this fall to coincide with the current replacement of the bridge on Fletcher Avenue just east of North 56th Street. Fletcher Avenue and the bridge are expected to reopen at the end of October. Some base repair work will be done this fall to have a better driving surface until resurfacing next spring.

The bridge project will increase channel capacity and widen the channel through the commercial area east of N. 56th Street and north of Morton Street. The project also includes the reconstruction of storm drains and retaining walls and the stabilization of the banks to help prevent flooding and erosion.

More information on City watershed construction projects is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: watershed). Current information on street closures is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: closures) or through the Waze mobile app.

April 2019 Update

Construction began in March 2018 to widen portions of the drainage channel and stabilize streambanks to prevent erosion. To date, the excavation and grading of the channel is complete. Construction crews reached a major milestone in March 2019 when they fully removed the Fletcher Avenue bridge. A larger culvert will be constructed in its place to help improve water flow in the area.

Open House Set for Stormwater Improvement Project

The public is invited to an open house Thursday, March 15, on a stormwater drainage improvement project north of Cornhusker Highway near North 56th and Morton streets. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m. at Vital Services, 6400 Cornhusker Highway, Suite 250. The public may park in the south lot and enter through the east door of the main entrance. City staff, consulting engineers and contractors will be available to discuss the improvements and final construction plans and answer questions. No formal presentations are planned.


Tree Removal for Drainage Project Starts January 29

Trees in the stormwater drainage channel west of North 56th Street near Fletcher Avenue will be removed Monday, January 29, through the end of February. The work is being done to meet a Federal Migratory Bird Act April 1 deadline and precedes a larger drainage improvement project at N. 56th and Morton streets that begins in April and ends in 2019.

Second Open House Set for 56th and Morton Drainage Improvement Project

The public is invited to the second open house on a stormwater drainage improvement project in the area east of 56th Street and north of Cornhusker Hwy. The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 28 at Vital Services, 6400 Cornhusker Hwy, Suite 250. The public may park in the south lot and enter through the east door of the main entrance. No formal presentations are planned.

Open House Set for 56th and Morton Drainage Improvement Project

The public is invited to an open house Thursday, October 6, on a stormwater drainage improvement project in the area east of 56th Street and north of Cornhusker Hwy. The meeting is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Vital Services, 6400 Cornhusker Hwy, Suite 250. The public may park in the south lot and enter through the east door of the main entrance. No formal presentations are planned.