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   from the issue of October 14, 2004

Construction begins Monday on 'Big T'

Work will begin Oct. 18 on the "Big T" phase of the Antelope Valley project. The Big T will connect the new intersections at 14th and Military streets and 17th and Y streets with a road over the railroad tracks, as well as widen and improve Holdrege Street from east of Memorial Stadium to 16th Street.

Roadwork beginning Monday will replace and upgrade utilities such as storm and sanitary sewers and water lines south of the railroad tracks from 14th to 16th Streets north of Harper-Schramm-Smith residence halls and along Court Street south of the Bob Devaney Sport Center. The parking lot north of Harper-Schramm-Smith will close permanently Oct. 16. Parking for these residents is being coordinated by Housing and Parking & Transit Services. A temporary road will be built just south of the railroad tracks at 14th Street to maintain traffic on 14th Street during work in the area. This temporary road will curve into the northeast corner of the 14th Street and Avery Avenue parking lot.

When completed, the top of the "Big T," also known as the north-south roadway, will be a six-lane road beginning east of 17th and Y streets climbing up and over the railroad tracks near the Devaney Sports Center and descending at 14th Street near Military Road. The leg of the "T" (the east-west roadway) will widen Holdrege Street to four lanes and join it to the new elevated bridge.

Other upcoming work on the "Big T":

• Next year when work on the elevated portion of Holdrege begins, the 14th Street railroad crossing will be taken out.

• When the utility work north of Harper-Schramm-Smith is done next year, a new parking lot will be installed that will expand to the south along 16th Street. More parking is planned north of Court Street.

• The Antelope Creek channel will be redone from the railroad tracks to the south at the same time as the work on the south portion of the north-south roadway takes place. This is expected to begin in May or early summer.

• New pedestrian and bike paths will be built along the roadway and the channel and under the bridges.

• When the work requires, 16th Street will close north of Y Street. Other traffic patterns will change at that time to maintain traffic flow north-south.

More updates on Antelope Valley work will run in the Scarlet and in E-News. For more information, visit the City of Lincoln's Antelope Valley Web site at">



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