East Campus exit closes for study, redesign

East Campus exit closes for study, redesign

A car makes a left turn out of the right turn only lane at the intersection of 40th and Holdrege streets on East Campus. The exit lane at the intersection is closed due to safety concerns.
Troy Fedderson | University Communication
A car makes a left turn out of the right turn only lane at the intersection of 40th and Holdrege streets on East Campus. The exit lane at the intersection is closed due to safety concerns.

Due to safety concerns, the 40th and Holdrege streets exit from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s East Campus will close Aug. 10.

The vehicle entrance at the intersection will remain open. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained through the shutdown. The intersection is located immediately south of the College of Dentistry.

The exit lane (in red) from the East Campus Loop at 40th and Holdrege streets closes Aug. 10. Traffic exiting from the south edge of East Campus will be directed to the traffic signal-controlled intersection (in green) south of the Dairy Store. Click to enlarge.

The closure will allow university and city employees to complete a study and consider redesign options for the intersection. The project is spurred by community, police and campus safety concerns related to vehicles turning left onto Holdrege Street from the right-turn only lane. Other concerns include pedestrians trying to cross Holdrege Street at 40th Street.

During the shutdown, vehicles on the southern edge of East Campus can access Holdrege Street at the traffic light-controlled intersection on Dairy Store Drive (immediately south of the Dairy Store).

For more information about the project, contact Nate Perry at 402-472-4882.