70th from Van Dorn to Eastborough - Pavement Repair Project

The City of Lincoln is proposing a concrete pavement repair and pedestrian signal replacement project along 70th Street between Van Dorn Street and Eastborough Lane. The project is currently in the design stage and is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2015. The design team would like to take this opportunity to share the following information with you and invite you to contact us with any comments, questions or concerns you may have about the project.

Project Area

  • Project Area
  • Pedestrian signal replacement

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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 would include repairing or removing and replacing deteriorated concrete panels, joints and curbs; sealing cracks; and 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 may be included with the project.

Traffic Volume Estimates:

Year 2012 2022
Vehicles Per Day 30,390 30,534
Percentage Trucks 1.5% 1.5%

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 would be allowed to temporarily close portions of 70th Street and/or intersecting streets overnight or for up to three days to complete specific repairs at major intersections such as 70th & A and/or other critical locations as determined by pavement conditions at the time of construction. Traffic would be temporarily detoured during those times but emergency access would be maintained at all times. Access to businesses and residences would 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.


No wetlands would be impacted.

Estimated Cost of the Project

This pavement preservation project is eligible to receive 80-percent federal funding for construction and construction engineering, with a 20-percent local funding match. The total project cost is currently estimated to be $3,165,000 with a local share of $737,000.

Contact Us

Project representatives can be reached at the phone numbers listed below or by email at 70thpavementrepair@gmail.com.

  • Olsson Associates

    Tom Leikam

  • City of Lincoln

    Erika Nunes


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