Channel 8 KLKN-TV | March 15, 2016
Plans could change northeast Lincoln intersection
Schemmer’s 33rd and Cornhusker project was featured on Lincoln’s Channel 8 KLKN-TV. The City of Lincoln, The Railroad Transportation Safety District, Schemmer and Felsburg Holt & Ullevig (FHU) held an open house for public feedback on plans for improvement near 33rd and Cornhusker. Schemmer’s Mark Lutjeharms, P.E., PTOE, Doug Holle, P.E., Matt Shimerdla, P.E. and Tyler Lerdahl, EIT, were on hand to present project alternatives and answer questions.
Four alternatives were presented at the open house. Some involve overpasses, some underpasses, and some- no change at all. Nearby residents say whichever alternative is chosen, it’s about time.
Diane Walkowiak, a previous resident of the area, commented that each alternative effects different businesses and residences. They have positives and negatives that need to be carefully considered. Her hope is that there is careful consideration projecting into the future as to what some of those future growth areas may be when determining the best option.
The final report will be completed by June, but construction may not start until 2020 at the earliest. The estimated cost of the project is different for every alternative, but the least expensive is nearly 70 million. It will be state, federal and railroad funded.