Park Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street Storm Drainage Improvement Project
The City of Lincoln is beginning construction of a new storm drainage system along the south side of Park Avenue from just west of 9th Street to just west of 10th Street. This project is scheduled to begin on September 18, 2017, and will continue through the end of November.
On September 18, 2017, initial construction work will begin in the southwest corner of the 9th Street and Park Avenue intersection, with work progressing to the east. The project will replace a century old, 60-inch diameter, modular block storm drain pipe. The deteriorating modular block pipe will be replaced with a more durable 58-inch by 91-inch elliptical reinforced concrete pipe.
Beginning on September 25, South 9th Street between South and Van Dorn Streets will be closed so that the new storm drain pipe can be constructed across 9th Street. This full closure of 9th Street is anticipated to end on October 4, weather permitting. Barricades will be erected on 9th Street, just south of South Street. The recommended detour route is 13th Street to Van Dorn.
Park Avenue will remain fully closed for the duration of the project, from the east side of 9th Street to the west side of 10th Street. This project is being coordinated with an ongoing water main project to minimize the impact to residents and businesses. The separate water main project also affects Park Avenue, as well as lane closures along portions of 9th Street and 10th Street.
This project is necessary to provide the public with improved storm water drainage through this area. The new storm drainage pipe is the second phase of a larger effort to replace an aging system in the area with larger, more durable concrete drainage pipes. When complete, the new system will reduce street and property flooding. It is funded from the 2016 Stormwater Improvement Bond.
The City of Lincoln appreciates the public’s patience during this time of construction.
Jonathon Goldie, Construction Project Manager
Jeff Webert, Contractor
Jared Nelson, Project Manager
City of Lincoln, Watershed Management