Lincoln South Beltway Project Updates Archive

 

July 28, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning August 7, traffic will shift to a head to head configuration in the southbound lanes of US-77 from mile marker 51.6 to mile marker 56.0 for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The northbound lanes in that area will be closed.


Weather permitting, a portion of Rokeby Road will also be closed beginning August 5 tied to the US-77 lane shift. Access to businesses and property will be maintained.


July 28, 2020

Outside of the scope of the Lincoln South Beltway contract, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, Saltillo Road at 25th Street will be closed for the BNSF railroad to make repairs.

This work is expected to be completed Friday, July 31. This planned closure is weather dependent, and updates to the schedule will be provided as necessary. Access to businesses in the area will be maintained.

The suggested detour is South 14th Street, Yankee Hill and South 27th Street.


July 20, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning July 21, the eastbound outside lane on N-2 west of South 120th Street will be closed for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Concurrently, the outside shoulder of the westbound lanes on N-2 will be closed in the same area. Both closures on N-2 are anticipated to last one day, with lanes open to traffic on July 22.

Saltillo Road will be closing July 24, between South 84th and South 110th Street for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to NDOT. Work is anticipated to be complete in Summer 2021. Access for local traffic will be maintained during this closure.


June 23, 2020

Weather permitting, South 96th Street between Saltillo Road to Bennet Road will be closed for approximately one month for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Access for local traffic will be maintained during this closure.

Beginning June 24, the eastbound outside lane at South 120th Street and N-2 will be closed for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway.


May 29, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning June 1, the west leg of South 14th Street and Saltillo Road will be closed for approximately one month for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The east leg of South 14th Street and Saltillo Road will remain open to thru traffic.


Also beginning June 1, Bennet Road will be closed to thru traffic from Southwest 2nd Street to South 25th Street. Local access will be maintained.


Reminder beginning June 2, traffic will shift to the inside lanes of northbound and southbound US-77 from Mile Marker 51.6 to Mile Marker 56.0. The outside lanes in that area will be closed.


May 28, 2020

Beginning June 2, traffic will shift to the inside lanes of northbound and southbound US-77 from mile marker 51.6 to mile marker 56.0 for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The outside lanes in that area will be closed. This shift in traffic was set to begin May 28 but has been delayed due to weather.


The closure of the west leg of South 14th Street and Saltillo Road set to begin May 27 has also been delayed due to weather.


May 13, 2020

Motorists are advised to use caution as a major hauling operation begins today on Saltillo Road from 96th Street to 25th Street, significantly increasing heavy truck traffic. The increased truck traffic is expected to last through October 2020 as part of the construction of the Lincoln South Beltway.


April 28, 2020

Weather permitting, the inside lanes of northbound and southbound US-77 will be closed beginning May 1 from mile marker 51.6 to mile marker 56.0 to allow median work for the Lincoln South Beltway Project, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). South 38th Street and South 68th Street from Saltillo Road to Bennet Road will also be closed beginning May 4.


April 10, 2020

Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) confirmed the Lincoln South Beltway is on schedule to be open to traffic in spring 2023. The Department has been working closely with the contractor on the project, Hawkins Construction of Omaha, since March 23 to overcome financial challenges that threatened to delay the project. Confirmation that Hawkins is able to deliver on the original schedule comes after the announcement that all conditions required for Financial Close have been satisfied. More information >


March 23, 2020

Today, Kyle Schneweis, Director of the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), will host a media conference call to discuss the Lincoln South Beltway project. NDOT awarded the Lincoln South Beltway contract to Hawkins Construction in December 2019. Work began on Nebraska’s largest transportation project in February with the freeway anticipated to be open to traffic in spring of 2023.


March 23, 2020

Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announced they are negotiating a way forward on the construction of the Lincoln South Beltway following notification from the contractor that they were unable to achieve financial close. More information >


March 13, 2020

A recording of the pre-construction public information meeting presentation is now available.


March 10, 2020

We are taking precautionary measures to address the potential spread of influenza, COVID-19, and the common cold and have the information that will be provided at tomorrow's meeting available on this webpage above. If you are experiencing any symptoms, please utilize alternative resources and consider refraining from attending the meeting. Any comments or questions can be submitted here.


March 9, 2020

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March 5, 2020

Join us for a pre-construction public information meeting on March 11, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sesostris Shrine Center. Details available in this news release.