The City of Lincoln has been working towards a major overhaul of Fifth Street on the community's west side but a recent development may put a huge wrench in those plans.
On the WHOW Morning Show Friday, Lincoln Mayor Tracy Welch told Regional Radio the city recently received bids bad for the project and they were more than double what was originally projected.
According to Mayor Welch, something has to be done on Fifth Street, and indicates things are likely to be done internally. They have to consider as well there are State and Federal dollars at stake on the project.
Fifth Street needs a lot of work. For Mayor Welch, he wants to see better drainage on the road because there are a couple of residential areas that have patiently waited for the drainage issues to be resolved.
If the City takes up the project on its own, it will not be the expansion it had planned for many years. While disappointing, Mayor Welch says they need to get something done for the residents and motorists in that area.