Lincoln South Beltway Project Updates Archive

November 11, 2021

Weather permitting, beginning Thursday, November 18, the westbound lane of Highway 2 will be closed from 134th Street to Yankee Hill Road, with local traffic maintained, for the construction of the Lincoln South Beltway project, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) Traffic will be detoured using 148th Street, Highway 34, and 84th Street. All work is planned to be complete in one day.


July 14, 2021

Weather permitting, beginning on July 21, 2021, South 68th Street, and 38th Street between Saltillo Road and Bennet Road will reopen to traffic. Also beginning July 21, 2021, South 54th Street and South 82nd Street between Saltillo Road and Bennet Road will be closed for the construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Local access will be maintained.


July 01, 2021

Weather permitting, beginning July 8, 2021, traffic on US-77 will change from the existing southbound lanes onto the new northbound lanes for the construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Traffic will continue to be head-to-head. The current configuration of Saltillo Road, including the temporary traffic signal will remain in place.


June 29, 2021

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced that Saltillo Road will reopen after it had been closed for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway. Weather permitting, Saltillo Road at 96th and 98th streets, including the new bridge located on Saltillo Road, will open to traffic on July 2, 2021 as part of the Lincoln South Beltway.

The NDOT encourages the public to follow the latest project updates at www.facebook.com/NebraskaDOT/ and www.twitter.com/LNKSouthBeltway. A map of current closures and detours can be found on the project website at https://dot.nebraska.gov/lincoln-south-beltway/. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near work zones, to buckle up and to put phones down. 


June 11, 2021

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) has announced that Saltillo Road will reopen after it had been closed for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway.

Weather permitting, Saltillo Road from South 68th and South 70th Streets will reopen on June 16, including South 70th Street north of the intersection. South 68th Street south of the intersection is anticipated to remain closed through early July. Saltillo Road west of Shine Way will also reopen June 16, weather permitting. Motorists are reminded to drive cautiously in and near construction zones, to expect delays and buckle up. 


May 21, 2021

Weather permitting, Saltillo Road, west of the new roundabout at Shrine Way, will be closed beginning May 26 for construction of Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Tentatively, the closure is anticipated to last until July 1. Local access will be maintained on all sides of the closure. In addition to this closure, Shrine Way is anticipated to reopen to traffic starting May 26.


May 20, 2021

Weather permitting, the intersections of Saltillo Road at South 96th Street and South 98th Street will be closed beginning May 26, 2021 for construction of Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Tentatively, the closure is anticipated to last until July 1, 2021. Local access will be maintained on all sides of the closure.


April 23, 2021

Weather permitting, Shrine Way will be closed beginning May 3, 2021 for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Shrine Way and Saltillo Road for the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). The closure is anticipated to last until mid-June.


Motorists are advised to use the temporary right-in, right-out access to Shrine Way from US-77. East/west traffic will be maintained on a temporary Saltillo Road.


April 13, 2021

Weather permitting, Saltillo Road between the east leg of South 14th Street and South 21st Street will be closed beginning April 19, 2021 for construction of Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). Motorists are advised to use South 14th Street, Yankee Hill Road and South 27th Street as alternate routes. The closure is anticipated to last approximately one month. 


April 7, 2021

Weather permitting, beginning April 12, 2021, Rokeby Road just west of South 120th Street will be closed. Local access will be maintained, however access for thru traffic will be permanently closed. Two additional roadway closures are planned just south of N-2 between South 98th Street and South 120th Street for construction on the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).


In addition, beginning the week of April 12, 2021, Breagan Road will be closed between South 98th Street and Rokeby Road. Local access will be maintained. This closure is anticipated through May 2021.


October 28, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning November 3, South 25th Street between Saltillo Road and Bennet Road will be closed for the construction of a new bridge as part of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). This closure is anticipated to be in place through March 2021. Access to properties will be maintained during this closure.


October 8, 2020

Today, the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), together with Governor Pete Ricketts, Senator Deb Fischer, Congressman Jeff Fortenberry and other state and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate progress on construction of the Lincoln South Beltway. Through the collaborative efforts of NDOT and its partners, work is well underway on the $352 million project to connect US Highway 77 (US-77) and Nebraska Highway 2 (N-2). Read More...


September 23, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning September 30, the inside lanes on N-2 will be closed between South 98th Street and South 134th Street for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT). This closure is anticipated for one month.


September 4, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning September 5, traffic at the intersection of US-77 and Saltillo Road will be redirected onto a new temporary intersection for construction of the Lincoln South Beltway, according to the Nebraska Department of Transportation. The temporary intersection of US-77 and Saltillo Road will redirect traffic in a U shape to the south of the current intersection. The temporary intersection will extend a few hundred feet west of the existing intersection and extend to the east until the intersection of S. 14th Street and Saltillo Road. The temporary intersection is anticipated to be in service for two to three years to facilitate construction of the Lincoln South Beltway. Access to businesses and property will be maintained.


August 14, 2020

Weather permitting, beginning Monday August 17, traffic signals will be installed on S. 54th Street south of Saltillo Road to help maintain safe travel for public and construction traffic. Once installed, these signals will be fully functioning during the day, and flashing yellow at night. Please follow all signage and be prepared to slow down.


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.