Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird and Lincoln Transportation and Utilities (LTU) gathered today to deliver the results of the city’s year-long, $61.4-million-dollar investment into its streets.
Since 2019, Lincoln has invested $167 million into its streets, with the most recent $61.4 million coming from September 2021 to September 2022. Mayor Gaylor Baird touted the importance of well-maintained streets, as they are used by everyone from commuters to emergency responders.
“Streets are vital to growing economic opportunity, enhancing public safety, and supporting our high quality of life,” said Mayor Gaylor Baird.
The mayor continued to highlight some of the boons Lincoln residents experience as a result of these years of investment, including shorter commute times (10 minutes less than the national average), lower likelihood of collisions (7.7 percent less than the United States’ average), and the high number of arterial and collector streets that are in good to very good condition (75 percent).
Many improvements and additions to Lincoln’s streets have been made this year with over-60-million-dollar investment from a year ago. More than 18,600 potholes have been filled, almost 3,000 lane blocks of cracks have been sealed, and 28 miles of streets have been constructed and improved. Other projects include dozens of street improvements in numerous neighborhoods, new roundabouts, and a walking and biking trail.