Contrary to what was previously published, the closure of Lincoln Highway will begin Monday, Sept. 23, and last through the beginning of November in order to make improvements near the intersection of 590th Avenue for the future DuPont site.

During that time, motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes. Eastbound traffic should take 580th Avenue south to Highway 30, and then head north on Airport Road (West 18th Street) back to Lincoln Highway. Westbound traffic should do just the opposite, taking Airport Road (West 18th Street) south to Highway 30, then heading north on 580th Avenue to Lincoln Highway, said City Administrator Elizabeth Hansen.

The contractor for the project, Godberson-Smith, had originally planned to close the highway this past Monday, Sept. 16, to continue work started this past spring.

City Engineer Larry Stevens said storm sewer installation will begin the week of Sept. 23. An embankment also will be built to prepare for the widening of Lincoln Highway to allow for turning lanes to be added at the intersection. The grading and paving of 590th Avenue is expected to begin in mid-October. Once that is complete, Manatt’s, the sub-contractor, will do the asphalt overlay on Lincoln Highway.

The project is part of the city’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The city will have a representative on site during the project to ensure the work is done according to the plans. Work is expected to be completed by Nov. 15.

Citizens are encouraged to take extra time traveling in this area, as traffic and construction in and around Nevada will cause some congestion.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the City Administrator Elizabeth Hansen at 382-5466 or City Engineer Larry Stevens at 515-278-2913.

Work on 11th Street project to begin

Preparation for the resurfacing of 11th Street between South G Avenue and the south city limits will begin Friday, Sept. 20. The project will coincide with the county’s shoulder work that will extend the bike trail south along the street to the Indian Creek Country Club.

Stevens said Manatt’s will begin milling existing asphalt on Friday to make for an easier transition between where the newly laid asphalt will meet existing roadway. Milling work is expected to conclude the next day, Saturday, Sept. 21.

The asphalt overlay portion of the project is expected to begin the week of Sept. 25 and be completed within three to four days, Stevens said.

The street will remain open to traffic throughout the construction period, though it will be reduced to one lane. Flaggers will direct traffic along that portion of the road.

Story County Engineer Darren Moon said work on the shoulder/bike trail extension will begin Sept. 30. It will take approximately one week to complete the county’s portion of the project. He said there may be access issues for residents living along the street where the shoulder is being widened, but notification letters will be sent out ahead of time.