Capitol Avenue from 13th to 14th Street reopen just before noon today after being closed because of work on the new downtown headquarters of Omaha-based grain and commodity firm Gavilon.
The street was scheduled to reopen by end of Wednesday, making travel a bit smoother for those headed the Creighton vs. Alabama-Birmingham basketball game, but a public works official said there was a malfunction with a large crane. The street will be open for tonight's Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band concert a couple of blocks to the east at the CenturyLink Center
Somewhere in the neighborhood of 17,000 rock 'n' roll fans are expected attend the concert.
The Capitol Avenue closure had left motorists hoping to head east on Capitol making quick detours. But Mike Paukert, a City of Omaha traffic engineer, said he had received no complaints from motorists about the three-day closure.
He also said it wasn't out of the ordinary for a business to request a street closing for construction work.
Gavilon's $44 million, 131,225-square-foot glass office building is to be finished by the end of 2013. It will sit on the city block bordered by 13th and 14th Streets and Dodge Street and Capitol Avenue.
About 350 Gavilon workers have been in rented space on the ConAgra Foods campus just to the southeast of 14th Street and Capitol Avenue.