General Aviation Parking Project
General Aviation has continued to grow at the airport, and vehicle parking stalls on the East side of the airport have become more limited. To provide more parking stalls, two new parking lots are planned to be constructed off Kearney Avenue, just West of the existing T-Hangars. These parking lots will add almost 100 total stalls. Construction is anticipated to begin in Spring 2021 and be completed before Fall.
Kearney Street Reconstruction
Kearney Street is one of the East-West roads on the West side of airport that connects traffic from 38th Street to the industrial businesses to the East. In the last few months of 2020, this road was reconstructed with new concrete pavement.
38th Street Resurfacing Project
Cell Phone and Employee Lot Reconfiguration Project
The South portion of the Terminal Parking Lot was reconfigured in the Fall of 2020 to create a dedicated Cell Phone Lot (waiting area for vehicles prior to picking up passengers at the Terminal) and an Employee Parking Lot. Both parking lots are accessed from Adams Street (Terminal Loop Road). Cell Phone Lot users can now conveniently exit the parking lot using the same entrance point and easily head to the Terminal, while users of the Employee Lot can follow the exit at the West end of the Cell Phone Lot to easily access southbound Adams Street.
Terminal Loop Resurfacing Project
Adams Street (Terminal Loop Road) is the main road used to access the Terminal Building and adjacent parking lots. This pavement is planned to be resurfaced with new asphalt in the Spring of 2021. The work will be completed in two main phases, with critical work in front of the Terminal building being completed overnight. Access to the Terminal Building, parking lots, and the parking garage will be maintained at all times.
Runway Intersection Pavement Repair Project
The intersection of Runway 18/36 and Runway 14/32 is essentially the most critical intersection at the airport. Any repair work done in that intersection affects both of the airport’s largest runways. In early 2020, some of the asphalt pavement on Runway 18/36 began to experience significant deterioration and was rapidly becoming a safety concern. In the Fall of 2020, asphalt resurfacing was completed near the intersection to restore the pavement.
Offutt AFB Temporary Beddown Improvements
Beginning in early 2021, the 55th Wing from Offutt Air Force Base will operate out of the Lincoln Airport while their lone runway in Bellevue, Nebraska is reconstructed. In preparation for their relocation, a handful of major improvements and additions were constructed on the West side of the airport. Starting in early 2019 and wrapping up at the tail end of 2020, the construction included asphalt resurfacing of over 240,000 SY on the West Ramp (almost 50 acres!), rehabilitating an existing aircraft hangar originally built in 1942, building offices and workspaces for hundreds of airmen and women, and the construction of a new 33,000 SF fabric hangar. The 55th Wing is expected to operate out of Lincoln Airport until Fall of 2022.