December 13, 2021
Weather permitting, the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 77 at Saltillo Road will be closed overnight from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday, December 20 and Tuesday, December 21, for the construction of the Lincoln South Beltway project. Northbound traffic should use Saltillo Road to South 14th Street to Warlick Boulevard as a detour route. Southbound traffic should use Warlick Boulevard to Old Cheney Road to South 14th Street to Saltillo Road as a detour route.
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.
As of August 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.