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.

 

 


Pre-Construction Meeting

March 11, 2020

If you are unable to attend the public information meeting at the Sesostris Shrine Center, all materials are available below, along with the opportunity to provide comments.

 

Meeting Materials

Meeting Handout

Display Boards

3-D Renderings

Meeting Presentation - PowerPoint Document

Recorded Meeting Presentation

 

 

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Project Updates

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.

 

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Construction Phasing

Click on the green dots below to navigate through the phases of construction of the Lincoln South Beltway.

*Subject to Change

 

  1. March 2020 - May 2020

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

  2. May 2020 - November 2020

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

  3. December 2020 - May 2021

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

  4. June 2021 - May 2022

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

  5. June 2022 - December 2022

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

  6. January 2023 - December 2023

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

  7. Construction Complete

    Legend

    Green = Open       Gray = Beltway       Orange = Closed       Black dashed line = Detour

    Orange diamond = City of Lincoln Project       Orange Square = Lancaster County Project

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