Design is underway on Lincoln’s NW 48th Street roadway improvement project. Currently a two-lane roadway, NW 48th Street is being designed as a four-lane divided road between West O Street and Highway 34. South of West Holdrege Street, the road is being designed as a six-lane road to match NDOR's proposed interchange project. Design is expected to be substantially complete by the end of 2014.
Construction for the segment between West O Street and West Adams Street is tentatively scheduled to take place in 2015, dependent upon the right-of-way acquisition process. The east option (South Option East) was selected for this segment. Right-of-way acquisition is currently underway for this segment, and we anticipate construction will begin in the spring of 2015. Utility relocation for this segment is anticipated to take place starting in the fall of 2014. Where possible, utilities that are in conflict with the proposed roadway construction are being relocated in advance to shorten the construction duration. You can see updated maps
The segment between West Adams Street and Highway 34 is not scheduled for construction at this time, but preliminary design plans will be completed.
Public meetings are being held throughout the project to ask the public to share thoughts and concerns so design engineers can incorporate public feedback into the design. Public comment is encouraged along the entire NW 48th Street corridor between West O Street and Highway 34. Learn more about public involvement and upcoming meetings here.