Over the next few days, contractors will remove about 15 trees along "P" Street as part of the ongoing streetscape project. The project was designed to incorporate as many existing trees as possible, but at some locations, the existing trees need to be removed to build new underground planting areas. These areas will promote the establishment and long-term sustainability of new trees to be planted after construction is completed. The Downtown Lincoln Association (DLA) is relocating younger trees when possible.
The tree removal has been scheduled ahead of migratory bird nesting season as required by federal law. The process is expected to take a couple of days to complete.
The "P" Street District project area is between 11th Street and Centennial Mall and on the east side of 14th Street between "O" and "Q" streets. The project includes a total redesign of the streetscape, parking and rights-of-way incorporating specialized lighting, plants and public spaces. More information is available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: pstreet).
Access remains open to businesses in the project area, and more information is available on the DLA's website at PStreetDistrict.com.