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.
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.