Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, August 12th, southbound traffic on North 27th Street between Fairfield Street and Cornhusker Highway will be reduced to one lane until mid-September.
Lincoln Transportation and Utilities said the closures are necessary for the installation of dedicated right-turn lanes off southbound North 27th Street at Fairfield Street, Cather Road and the commercial center access drive between Knox Street and Cornhusker Highway.
The project will also require the following temporary changes:
- Right turns will not be permitted from southbound North 27th Street onto Fairfield Street, and traffic lanes on Fairfield Street will be shifted south.
- As the project moves south, the west side of North 27th at Knox Street will be closed for 10 days. A closure of the commercial center access drive will also be required. These closures will not occur at the same time so access to the commercial center will be maintained.
- The southbound bus stops at North 27th and Fairfield and Knox streets will be closed during construction. Riders are encouraged to use the stops at the Center for People in Need, 3901 N. 27th Street, or on the south side of Cornhusker Highway.
- The pedestrian and cycling trail at North 27th and Fairfield streets will be closed during construction.
The Department also said that all lanes on North 27th Street will be open to traffic for home Husker football games.