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. After suspending construction during the winter months, work resumed in May 2016, and continued through the summer with major work being complete by September 2016. A few minor project items will be taking place in March 2017.
- Project Area
- Pedestrian signal replacement
March 7, 2017
As the 70th St. Paving Repair Project nears completion, Teton Drive access across 70th Street will be closed beginning March 13 for some final repairs. One traffic lane will be maintained for northbound and southbound 70th Street but there will be no access across 70th at Teton Drive due to repairs located in the center of the intersection. Open southbound lanes will shift from the outside to the inside lanes during the closure as repairs are completed. Access to eastbound Teton Dr. will be allowed for northbound 70th St. traffic while westbound Teton access will be allowed for southbound 70th St. traffic.
In addition to the closure at Teton, other lane closures will be in place along 70th St. to complete some repairs which appeared or increased in severity over the winter months. Completing these repairs will bring the 70th St. Paving Repair Project near to completion as only seeding establishment will remain.
The Teton St. closure is scheduled between March 13 and March 19 to coincide with the LPS spring break schedule. Due to the proximity of repairs in adjacent lanes, other localized closures outside of the school zone may continue through March 26. The City greatly appreciates the public’s patience during construction as we continue to work towards improving our infrastructure across the city. We and Constructors Inc look forward to finalizing the project and returning you and your family’s travel safely and conveniently through the 70th Street corridor.
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 included repairing or removing and replacing deteriorated concrete panels, joints and curbs; and sealing cracks. Other work included removing and replacing damaged storm sewer inlet tops, curb ramps that did 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 was also included with the project.
Estimated Construction Schedule
Construction began the week of June 22, 2015 with major work completed by October 2016.
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.
Erika Nunes, Project Engineer
City of Lincoln, Engineering Services
James Puls, Construction Project Manager
City of Lincoln, Engineering Services