The City will begin making temporary repairs to sidewalks in the Historic Haymarket District this week to improve walkability in the area. The initial repairs will focus on the corners of the intersections of 8th Street with "P" and "Q" streets. Crews will make asphalt patches in the areas where the older bricks have settled over time. The temporary patches are part of a broader plan to improve streets and sidewalks in the Haymarket.
"Summer is a very busy time in the Haymarket, particularly with the large crowds on Farmers Market days," said Darl Naumann, President of the Lincoln Haymarket Development Corporation (LHDC). "We appreciate the City making immediate temporary repairs. That work will keep the streets safe while we work with the City on the design and installation of more permanent repairs."
LHDC and the City Public Works and Utilities Department have begun planning a comprehensive street and sidewalk rehabilitation project for the Historic Haymarket area that is scheduled to begin in 2018. The planning process will involve area businesses, residents and other stakeholders.
"We look forward to discussing how long-term improvements can make the Historic Haymarket an even greater place to live, work and play," said Public Works and Utilities Director Miki Esposito. "Safe and attractive streetscapes help make the Haymarket one of Lincoln's premiere shopping, dining and entertainment districts. "
For more information on the Haymarket, visit lincolnhaymarket.org.