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.
As of May 2021
The History of the Lincoln South Beltway
The initial concept of a beltway around the City of Lincoln arose in the 1960’s. Due to inadequate funding, the concept slowly evolved over the past six decades. With the passing of the Build Nebraska Act, Nebraska Department of Transportation was finally able to commit the resources required to advance towards construction. The Lincoln South Beltway project was recently selected in a competitive grant process to receive federal funds through the TIGER Grant, which helped significantly reduce the construction schedule for the project.