70th from Van Dorn to Eastborough - Pavement Repair Project

The City of Lincoln began construction the week of June 22, 2015 on a concrete pavement repair and pedestrian signal replacement project along 70th Street between Van Dorn Street and Eastborough Lane.

Project Area

  • Project Area
  • Pedestrian signal replacement

PDF Version of Aerial Overview Map  (841 K) PDF

Project Update

November 16, 2015

The winter shutdown is here and 70th Street repairs will be on hold until March 21, 2016. This year the Contractor made great progress toward completion of all of the repairs on 70th Street between Van Dorn Street and Eastborough Lane. The primary focus this season was full-depth pavement repairs, sidewalk curb ramp reconstruction, and the replacement of a number of storm sewer curb inlets tops.

As a reminder, while there are still cracks and potholes in the roadway and the pavement surface is still bumpy while driving, these issues were not overlooked or forgotten. There is still a substantial amount of work to take place in 2016 which will address these issues and take care of the final project activities. Work is still scheduled to take place for full-depth concrete repair in the inside-driving lanes within the school zones at Morley Elementary School and East High School. The Contractor will also rebuild the pedestrian crossing at Morley Elementary School during the school holiday in 2016. There will also be the partial-closure of the 70th & "A" Street intersection to replace all of the damaged concrete in this location – this closure will last for no more than three days and will only completely close the "A" Street legs of the intersection. Other repairs throughout the entire project area include partial-depth concrete repairs (to take care of potholes and some types of cracking), joint and crack sealing (to take care of sealing up the smaller cracks and areas of damaged pavement), and finally diamond grinding of the roadway surface. The diamond grinding will be performed near the end of the project and will result in surface irregularities being removed from the pavement, resulting in a driving surface that will ride as smooth as a new pavement surface.

Please be prepared for work activities to resume in the spring of 2016.

Intent of Project

This is a pavement preservation project intended to maintain and improve the driving surface of the existing roadway facility. The need for the improvement is based upon information from the City of Lincoln's Pavement Management System (overall condition rating) and visual inspections by City staff. The existing pedestrian signal near 70th Street and Lincolnshire Road is reaching the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Pedestrian curb ramps that do not meet current Federal and local standards would be reconstructed to meet those standards.

Scope of Work

Construction will include repairing or removing and replacing deteriorated concrete panels, joints and curbs; and sealing cracks. Other work includes removing and replacing damaged storm sewer inlet tops, curb ramps that do not meet Federal and local standards, and the existing pedestrian crossing signal near 70th Street and Lincolnshire Road. Grinding of the pavement to remove irregularities and to improve smoothness will also be included with the project.

Estimated Construction Schedule

Construction will begin the week of June 22, 2015 and be completed by October 2016. All lanes will be open during the winter months.

Proposed Accommodation of Traffic During Construction

The City intends to complete the majority of the work using lane closures, allowing 70th Street to stay open during construction. However, to accommodate access needs or expedite completion of the work, there may be times when the contractor will be allowed to temporarily close portions of 70th Street and/or intersecting streets overnight to complete specific repairs, as determined by pavement conditions at the time of construction. "A" Street will be closed at the 70th Street intersection for three days for intersection repairs; however, 70th Street will remain open. Traffic will be temporarily detoured during those times but emergency access will be maintained at all times. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained but may be limited at times. Pedestrians and bicyclists may be directed to alternate crossings while the pedestrian signal is out of service, while repairs are made in crosswalks and during curb ramp reconstruction at sidewalks and bike paths.


All work is anticipated to take place within existing right-of-way and easements.

Public Involvement

Open House - Thursday, June 11, 2015
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Morley Elementary, 6800 Monterey Drive
Open house materials: Meeting Handout  (199 K) PDFComment Card  (354 K) PDF
Project Advisory - June 17, 2015  (237 K) PDF
Project Information Mailer - November 2013  (204 K) PDF

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