"P" St. Streetscape Project
11th Street to Centennial Mall
The City of Lincoln Public Works Department is currently working with the Urban Development Department and Hausmann Construction on the completion of the "P" Street Streetscape Project. This project is a part of the greater Downtown Lincoln Master Plan and continues to build on the growth and redevelopment taking place in the Downtown area. Construction on the project is expected to be substantially complete by August 2014, weather permitting.
As a part of the project, sidewalks and pedestrian areas along "P" Street are being reconstructed on both the north and south sides of the street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall, as well as along with the east side of 14th Street from "O" Street to the alley between "P" and "Q" streets. Work includes the construction of storm water retention swales and new storm water inlets to help manage and treat the storm water runoff. Landscaping and planting will be incorporated into planting beds with existing mature trees to enhance the environmental integrity of the corridor. All curb ramps and sidewalks in the public right-of-way will be reconstructed to meet ADA standards. Improvements along "P" Street will incorporate permeable pavers, wood decking, and traditional concrete sidewalks to further enhance the corridor. Pedestrian benches and bike racks will be installed with the project, along with new roadway and pedestrian lighting. Parking will be modified in certain areas along the project corridor and new parking meters will be installed.
Additional project information including background information and illustrated drawings can be found on the Downtown Lincoln Association's web page.
Throughout the duration of the project, "P" Street will remain open to traffic, although there will be times when traffic is shifted or the number of lanes is reduced. This will be communicated to motorists using message boards on the street, through updates on the City Street Closure List and through regular updates to this webpage.
Pedestrian traffic along the corridor will be maintained and businesses will remain open to the public throughout the duration of the project. Access to businesses will be maintained via coordination between the City, the contractor, and businesses/property owners. Temporary re-routing of pedestrians will be necessary during certain phases of construction due to the location of the project work. These pedestrian routes will be marked with appropriate signage directing where pedestrians should go.
Construction Update - March 7, 2014
The contractor again took advantage of the weather during the past week to continue working on the south side of "P" St. from 11th St. through to 14th St.
Work continues at the southwest corner of 11th & "P" St. on reconstructing the sidewalk, curb ramps and some roadway pavement. The traffic signal pole was relocated this week. The contractor expects to have the sidewalk, landscape curb, and roadway pavement poured back by the end of next week. Concrete cure times will affect how long it takes for the the sidewalk to be re-opened to pedestrians.
Work continues at the southwest corner of 13th & "P" St. to construct portions of the storm drain and bio-swale areas. During the next week, the contractor will work on completing an inlet on the south side of "P" St. They will also work on removal and replacement of the driveways from the bank and parking garage during the next few weeks. Sidewalk access in this area has been changing, but access is still being maintained to all of the businesses. Please continue to pay attention to the pedestrian routing that is in place.
The contractor continues work at the southwest corner of 14th & "P" St. on the sidewalk, landscape curb, and roadway pavement. Access is still being maintained to all of the businesses. Please be aware of the pedestrian routing and ongoing changes to the sidewalks around this area.
The Girls State High School Basketball Tournament is currently underway – March 6-8. The Boys State Tournament begins on March 13. While you are in and around the downtown area, please help us to maintain a safe work zone and follow all pedestrian detours. Also, please remember that all businesses remain open and access to businesses and properties will be available throughout the duration of the work.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact any of the following people for more information:
City of Lincoln – Engineering Services
City of Lincoln – Engineering Services
Downtown Re-Development Planner
City of Lincoln – Urban Development