The City of Lincoln says drivers should be prepared for a street closure beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 15. West “A” Street between Southwest Eighth and Southwest Sixth streets, and South Folsom Street between West Washington and West “C” streets, will be closed for the installation of a new roundabout at the intersection of West “A” streets. and South Folsom.
The work is part of the West “A” improvement project. Sidewalks in this area will be closed. StarTran Route 51-West “A” bus stops in this area will also be closed. This work should be completed by Friday, May 6.
West “A” Street traffic is encouraged to use South Ninth Street to South Street to Park Boulevard to Van Dorn Street to South Coddington Avenue. South Folsom Street traffic is encouraged to use Rosa Parks Way to South Coddington Avenue to West South Street or seek alternate routes.
Digital signs will warn travelers of upcoming construction and closures. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained as far as possible. Two-part construction project includes new sidewalk, new driveway connections, new sidewalks with accessible ramps under the Americans with Disabilities Act, utility upgrades, concrete slabs at bus stops and upgraded LED street lighting.
Work is underway to improve traffic flow, connectivity and efficiency in this area.