Month: February 2016

Parking Ban Update for Friday, February 5, 2016, 11 a.m.

As light snow falls in Lincoln, the City has a partial deployment of material spreaders on the main arterials, focusing on key intersections and bridges. Public Works continues to respond to service requests in the residential districts, applying sand on slopes, at stop signs and at other trouble areas. Public Works also has pothole repair crews deployed anytime the streets are not snow covered, and will again be able to fully staff street maintenance services once the snow operations for this week’s storm are completed.

City crews worked overnight to clear snow in the City’s snow removal districts. Public Works reports that operations are about two-thirds completed, and the effort is expected to wrap up by 7 a.m. Saturday. The snow removal district parking ban will be in effect one more night. From 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday, February 6th, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow).

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. The service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. tonight. Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

The snow removal district parking ban is the only parking ban still in effect. The public may report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow).

Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

The residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the street was rescinded effective at 9 a.m. this morning. Parking is again permitted on both sides of the street in residential areas. The City has about 90 maintenance vehicles on the streets now cleaning up residual snow and applying material on slopes and at intersections. The public can report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Because crews finished earlier than expected, there was some lag time between the time the ban was rescinded and enforcement stopped. If you received a ticket between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. today for parking illegally during a residential parking ban, you will receive a letter on how to get your ticket dismissed.

The only ban that remains in effect is a snow removal district parking ban. It will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight snow removal districts. In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany; College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow).

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. To reduce citations and towed vehicles downtown, the service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban. (For the Friday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Thursday.) Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

City crews completed plowing residential streets early this morning, and the residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the street has been rescinded. Parking is again permitted on both sides of the street in residential areas. The City has about 90 maintenance vehicles on the streets now cleaning up residual snow and applying material on slopes and at intersections. The public can report trouble areas to the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

A snow removal district parking ban remains in effect two more nights – from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight snow removal districts. In these districts, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts. They include streets in Downtown and the Haymarket; University Place; Havelock; Bethany;College View; 11th and “G”; 17th and Washington; and 25th and Sumner. Maps can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow).

To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. To reduce citations and towed vehicles downtown, the service will be offered from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the City is under a snow removal district parking ban. (For the Friday ban, the service begins at 10 p.m. Thursday.) Customers will be charged the posted rate for any time beyond those hours. Vehicles that remain in the garage past 10 a.m. will be charged for the entire time the vehicle was in the facility.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Thursday, February 4, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

City crews completed plowing residential streets early this morning, and crews focused overnight on snow removal in the City’s eight snow removal districts, where snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area. A snow removal district parking ban remains in effect until 7 a.m. this morning, and it will be in effect two more nights – from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th, in the eight districts. Parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the snow removal districts, and maps of the districts can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow). Public Works expects to be about 25 percent completed with the snow removal operations by 8 a.m.

About 120 City and contracted workers remain on the streets. Crews also continue to patrol all arterials and residential routes, cleaning up residual snow and applying material as needed. Drivers may see some slick spots due to re-freezing, and residential streets are icy in places, so drivers should be cautious.

As of 4 a.m., a residential parking ban remains in effect for the odd-numbered sides of all streets that are not arterials or bus routes.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 8:30 p.m.

City crews wrapped up plowing on the even-numbered sides of Lincoln’s residential streets this afternoon, and a residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the streets went into effect at 6 p.m. Parking is now banned on the odd-numbered sides of all streets that are not arterials or bus routes. Even if that side of the streets appears to be cleared, do not park there until the ban is officially terminated because crews sometimes need to make more than one pass. Public Works reports that residential streets were about 90 percent cleared by 8 p.m. About 60 maintenance vehicles are currently deployed. In addition to plowing operations, material spreaders continue to patrol streets, applying material as needed.

Overnight, crews will focus on snow removal in the City’s eight snow removal districts. A snow removal district parking ban is in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 4th through 6th – in those districts. In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area overnight. To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the districts. Maps of the districts can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow). To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. from 10 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 3:30 p.m.

Public Works street crews are currently wrapping up plowing on the even sides of Lincoln’s residential streets. The effort will soon shift to the odd-sides of residential streets and continue throughout the evening. Material spreaders continue to patrol arterial streets, re-plowing and applying deicer material as needed, guarding against re-freeze and responding to emergency service requests. A total of 91 maintenance vehicles are currently deployed.

The residential parking ban for the even-numbered sides of the streets was lifted at 2 p.m.

The residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the streets will go into effect at 6 p.m. this evening. At that time, parking will be banned on the odd-numbered sides of the streets on all streets that are not arterials or bus routes.

Prior to 6 p.m., residents are urged to move their vehicles from the odd- to the even-numbered sides of the streets if possible to help expedite residential cleanup this afternoon.

Mayor Chris Beutler has announced that the snow emergency parking ban for Lincoln will be lifted at 6 p.m. this evening. Where allowed, parking will again be available on major streets and bus routes after this time.

A snow removal district parking ban will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 4th through 6th – in the City’s eight snow removal districts. In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area overnight. To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the districts. Maps of the districts can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow). To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St.

StarTran reports buses are running on time. Police report 23 accidents in the City from midnight to 3 p.m.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.

Parking Ban Update for Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 11:45 a.m.

Public Works officials report that residential street plowing on the even-numbered sides of the streets is proceeding ahead of schedule. As a result, the residential parking ban for the even-numbered sides of the streets will be lifted at 2 p.m.

The residential parking ban for the odd-numbered sides of the streets will go into effect at 6 p.m. this evening. At that time, parking will be banned on the odd-numbered sides of the streets on all streets that are not arterials or bus routes.

Between 2 and 6 p.m., residents are urged to move their vehicles from the odd- to the even-numbered sides of the streets if possible to help expedite residential cleanup this afternoon.

A snow emergency parking ban also remains in effect. That means parking is banned on both sides of the street on emergency snow routes, bus routes and other major arterial streets. A map showing these routes can be found on the City website.

A snow removal district parking ban will be in effect from 12:01 to 7 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 4th through 6th – in the City’s eight snow removal districts. In these areas, snow is plowed into windrows, loaded into trucks and hauled out of the area overnight. To assist with snow removal, parking is prohibited on both sides of the streets in the districts. Maps of the districts can be found at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword snow). To assist downtown residents during snow removal district parking bans, free overnight parking is offered at Center Park Garage, 1100 “N” St. Visit the City web site for details.

StarTran reports a few buses are running up to 10 minutes behind, but most are on time. Police report 14 accidents in the City from midnight to 11 a.m.

Please stay informed on the status of snow operations in Lincoln. Additional information is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: snow). If you have questions, you may call the Public Works Snow Center at 402-441-7644.