70th from Van Dorn to Eastborough - Pavement Repair Project
The City of Lincoln began construction the week of June 22, 2015 on a concrete pavement repair and pedestrian signal replacement project along 70th Street between Van Dorn Street and Eastborough Lane.
- Project Area
- Pedestrian signal replacement
October 2, 2015
As the weather begins to get cooler, the project accomplishments continue along 70th Street as a part of the 70th St. Repair Project. Currently there is one crew working full-time on the project, with work being focused in the two block area north of "O" Street. Throughout the duration of the project all businesses and residences will remain accessible to motorists. There may be times when pavement repair needs to occur in front of a driveway or in a turn lane. When this occurs the contractor will not perform work in front of the other access points at that time. An additional reminder given the cooler fall weather: lane closures may remain in effect after the contractor has completed work and moved out of the area. This is necessary to allow the newly repaired concrete time to cure and achieve the necessary strength before being opened to traffic. In the cooler weather this cure time can take one or two additional days versus what has been occurring during the warmer months. Please remain patient, and please remain alert for the workers and equipment in the area.
The work crew is completing repair on the outside-lanes for both northbound and southbound traffic between "O" St. and Eastborough Lane. None of the intersections within the work zone are impacted at this time and businesses are accessible from 70th Street while traveling in either direction. A substantial amount of work will take place in this short work space. Working with the contractor, it was determined that a less invasive amount of work will take place north of "O" Street, resulting in a shorter duration and a reduction in the scope of work. The contractor will continue to repair curb ramps in this area ahead of the work to occur to reconstruct the MoPac Trail crossing just north of the Dead Man's Run channel. When the work takes place at the MoPac Trail crossing all trail users will be detoured around the construction to the 70th and "O" Street intersection. Please watch for these pedestrian detours to take place and adhere to them for your safety.
Intent of Project
This is a pavement preservation project intended to maintain and improve the driving surface of the existing roadway facility. The need for the improvement is based upon information from the City of Lincoln's Pavement Management System (overall condition rating) and visual inspections by City staff. The existing pedestrian signal near 70th Street and Lincolnshire Road is reaching the end of its useful life and needs to be replaced. Pedestrian curb ramps that do not meet current Federal and local standards would be reconstructed to meet those standards.
Scope of Work
Construction will include repairing or removing and replacing deteriorated concrete panels, joints and curbs; and sealing cracks. Other work includes removing and replacing damaged storm sewer inlet tops, curb ramps that do not meet Federal and local standards, and the existing pedestrian crossing signal near 70th Street and Lincolnshire Road. Grinding of the pavement to remove irregularities and to improve smoothness will also be included with the project.
Estimated Construction Schedule
Construction will begin the week of June 22, 2015 and be completed by October 2016. All lanes will be open during the winter months.
Proposed Accommodation of Traffic During Construction
The City intends to complete the majority of the work using lane closures, allowing 70th Street to stay open during construction. However, to accommodate access needs or expedite completion of the work, there may be times when the contractor will be allowed to temporarily close portions of 70th Street and/or intersecting streets overnight to complete specific repairs, as determined by pavement conditions at the time of construction. "A" Street will be closed at the 70th Street intersection for three days for intersection repairs; however, 70th Street will remain open. Traffic will be temporarily detoured during those times but emergency access will be maintained at all times. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained but may be limited at times. Pedestrians and bicyclists may be directed to alternate crossings while the pedestrian signal is out of service, while repairs are made in crosswalks and during curb ramp reconstruction at sidewalks and bike paths.
All work is anticipated to take place within existing right-of-way and easements.
Erika Nunes, Project Engineer
City of Lincoln, Engineering Services
Zach Becker, Construction Project Manager
City of Lincoln, Engineering Services