Update as of 1:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 – The City of Bellevue Public Works Department has reported that the first section of the levee repairs starting at Cornhusker Road and heading south for approximately one mile has been completed. Work will now begin on the second section of the project, which includes the trail area that runs along the Big Papillion Creek from Harrison Street to the north side of Hastings Banner Park, just before the trail bridge over Copper Creek. This portion of the Keystone Trail is expected to be closed for three weeks beginning on June 26, 2020.
The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District has informed the City of Bellevue that the Corps of Engineers has contracted work to be performed along the Big Papillion Creek to repair the levee and channel banks damaged by the Spring 2019 flooding. Dependent on the weather, two sections of the Keystone Trail will be closed beginning June 17th through July 3rd. The two sections of closed trail run along the Big Papillion Creek from Harrison Street to Robin Dr. at the north side of Hastings Banner Park and from Cornhusker Road south approximately one mile.
For public safety, barricades have been placed indicating the trail is closed. The public is reminded to respect the barricades for their own and others’ safety and not bypass, move, or otherwise tamper with the barricades and warning signs. The City of Bellevue Police Department will be monitoring access points to the trail/levee construction site and may issue citations to trespassers.
The City of Bellevue thanks you for your cooperation and patience during this construction. Please contact the Bellevue Public Works Department at 402-293-3025 if you have any questions or concerns.