Projects Will Close Sections of Rock Island and Billy Wolff Trails


WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 24, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Two improvement projects will result in trail closures in the area of Antelope Park in central Lincoln:

Beginning Monday, August 24, the Rock Island Trail will close from the south side of “A” Street to where it joins the Billy Wolff Trail near 27th Street. Trail users are advised to take the sidewalk on the south side of “A” Street east to the Billy Wolff Trail. This closure is necessary for a water quality improvement and educational project at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. The project will reduce runoff and promote infiltration at the Zoo site to reduce pollution flowing into Antelope Creek Features will include bioretention and bioswale areas, permeable pavers and educational signage.

This project is funded primarily from a grant through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, with additional funding from the City, the Zoo and the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District. Construction is expected to be completed by May 2016.

Beginning Monday, September 14, the Billy Wolff Trail will be closed from the ramp on the east side of 27th Street to Randolph Street for ramp and trail reconstruction. Trail users are advised to take the 27th Street ramp to street level and cross 27th Street on the south side.

Then take the sidewalk to Randolph, cross to the east and continue on the Billy Wolff Trail. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

More information on City projects is available at (keyword: projects). The latest trail information is available at

Jared Nelson, Watershed Management, 402-441-4955
Sara Hartzell, Parks and Recreation, 402-441-8261


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