Downtown Water Main Replacement Project 10th from “K” to “O” • 11th from “L” to “Q” • “M” from 9th to 11th

Updated May 16, 2019

Project Overview

This project installed new water main pipeline in the downtown area to reduce water main breaks and allow Lincoln Water System to better serve new development and a growing customer base. Water mains in this area dated back to 1885 and experienced numerous breaks. Construction of new hotels, businesses and residential developments in the downtown area added to the stress on the older systems. The project is part of the City’s strategic plan to replace seven miles of aging water main each year to assure reliability of service.

Access During Construction

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 20, two westbound (north) lanes of "L" Street at S. 10th Street will be closed through Wednesday May 22 for replacement of pavement and markings in the intersection. This closure is in addition to the existing lane closures on S. 10th Street at "L" Street. Digital message signs will alert traffic to upcoming work and lane closures. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

Current information on street closures is available at (keyword: closures).

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The project started in August 2018 and water main work was completed in late 2018. The overall project is anticipated to be complete in June 2019.

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