Lincoln on the Move invested in improvements to 70th Street from Colfax to Havelock avenues. These improvements included a mill and overlay of the existing asphalt surface and roadway base repairs where required. Additional work with other funding sources included upgrades to the existing curb ramps to comply with the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, priority sidewalk repairs and installation of a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at the Murdoch Trail crossing.
Resurfaced roadway and improved trail crossing
This project was coordinated with a construction package that included streets in the Havelock Neighborhood Residential Package: North 57th Street from Greenwood to Hartley streets; Greenwood Street from North 56th to North 60th streets; Hartley Street from North 56th to North 66th streets; North 62nd Street from Judson to Fremont streets; Gladstone Street from North 65th to North 68th streets; Willow Avenue from North 68th to North 70th streets.
This project was programmed as a part of the commitment to voters to invest significant sales tax funds into improvement of existing streets. The project was funded jointly from the Highway Allocation Funds (aka-Gas Tax) and ¼ cent sales tax for streets in accordance with ballot language. The programmed project scope was changed during design so the budgeted money that was Lincoln on the Move, $800,000 and Highway Allocation Funds, $200,000 was significantly more than needed. Including design and construction engineering, construction project costs were $412,295.
Construction began June 15, 2020 and was completed ahead of schedule on July 3, 2020.