April 27, 2016
On Friday night, May 20th, beginning at 9:00 PM, the 72nd and Pacific Street intersection
will be completely closed to traffic in all four directions for 12 hours for the replacement
of a traffic signal truss structure. A reserve backup date to account for any unforeseen
weather delays is tentatively scheduled for Saturday night, May 21st.
72nd Street will be closed to through traffic at Rose Blumkin Drive southbound and at
Mercy Road northbound. Pacific Street will be closed to through traffic at 67th
Street/Elmwood Park Road westbound and at 78th Street eastbound. There will still be
local access near the intersection as all businesses will continue to have access during this
closure. Refer to the attached Figure 1 for the intersection closure area and local access
In all four directions approaching the closed intersection, electronic message board signs
will be positioned just before major arterial streets, including 90th Street, Saddle Creek
Road, Dodge Street and West Center Road. These signs will alert motorists to the
closure and to seek alternate routes around the closure. Refer to the attached Figure 2 for
a map of the closure area and available alternate routes around this intersection.
Metro Transit Route 18 along 72nd Street will be detoured around this intersection during
the closure. For more information, go to www.ometro.com or call (402) 341-0800.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Chris Faulk, Project Manager, at