"P" St. Streetscape Project

11th Street to Centennial Mall

Project Overview

The City of Lincoln Public Works Department is currently working with the Urban Development Department and Hausmann Construction on the completion of the "P" Street Streetscape Project. This project is a part of the greater Downtown Lincoln Master Plan PDF and continues to build on the growth and redevelopment taking place in the Downtown area. Construction on the project is expected to be substantially complete by August 2014, weather permitting.

As a part of the project, sidewalks and pedestrian areas along "P" Street are being reconstructed on both the north and south sides of the street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall, as well as along with the east side of 14th Street from "O" Street to the alley between "P" and "Q" streets. Work includes the construction of storm water retention swales and new storm water inlets to help manage and treat the storm water runoff. Landscaping and planting will be incorporated into planting beds with existing mature trees to enhance the environmental integrity of the corridor. All curb ramps and sidewalks in the public right-of-way will be reconstructed to meet ADA standards. Improvements along "P" Street will incorporate permeable pavers, wood decking, and traditional concrete sidewalks to further enhance the corridor. Pedestrian benches and bike racks will be installed with the project, along with new roadway and pedestrian lighting. Parking will be modified in certain areas along the project corridor and new parking meters will be installed.

Additional project information including background information and illustrated drawings can be found on the Downtown Lincoln Association's web page.

Vehicular Traffic

Throughout the duration of the project, "P" Street will remain open to traffic, although there will be times when traffic is shifted or the number of lanes is reduced. This will be communicated to motorists using message boards on the street, through updates on the City Street Closure List and through regular updates to this webpage.

Pedestrian Traffic

Pedestrian traffic along the corridor will be maintained and businesses will remain open to the public throughout the duration of the project. Access to businesses will be maintained via coordination between the City, the contractor, and businesses/property owners. Temporary re-routing of pedestrians will be necessary during certain phases of construction due to the location of the project work. These pedestrian routes will be marked with appropriate signage directing where pedestrians should go.

Construction Update - August 12, 2014

Substantial completion will soon arrive and it should be evident by the ongoing changes to pedestrian routes when trying to access your local businesses. As always please remember that all businesses remain open and accessible during the work. Please continue to take extra care while driving, parking, and walking in the area of the project site.

On-street parking along the north side of "P" Street is restored from 11th Street to nearly 13th Street. Also, the north driving lane of "P" Street has been opened through these two blocks.

Work is still taking place at the northwest corner of 13th and "P" Street to restore two handicap accessible parking stalls. The sidewalk at the northwest corner of 13th Street is complete, while the remaining work at this corner will be performed to minimize the impact to pedestrians.

Work on the block from 13th Street to 14th Street is focused at the northwest corner of 14th Street. Work on completing the brick pavers and concrete footings will take place during the next couple of weeks. Access to businesses along this block is currently available from 13th Street. Please pay attention to the changes in routing.

Work continues on the north side of "P" Street from 14th Street to Centennial Mall, as well as along the east side of 14th Street north of "P" Street. The pedestrian corridor is in place and open to all businesses – due to the narrow corridor on "P" Street visitors to the Children's Museum are being directed to walk along the south side of "P" Street to Centennial Mall, cross over to the north side of "P" Street, and finally back west to the Museum. Please note the signs directing you to this location as the contractor works to complete the sidewalk and restore the crosswalks at this corner. Work along 14th St. is underway to finish the sidewalk concrete and brick pavers. This will be taking place during the next week.

Three of the outdoor deck frames have been constructed and the setting of the deck boards continues around the 12th & "P" Street intersection. The contractor has begun to work on punch-list items along the south side of the street. These items may include areas that are damaged and required repair before the project is complete.

Project Contacts

If you have any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact any of the following people for more information:

  • Zach Becker

    Project Manager
    City of Lincoln – Engineering Services

  • Kris Humphrey

    Project Engineer
    City of Lincoln – Engineering Services

  • Hallie Salem

    Downtown Re-Development Planner
    City of Lincoln – Urban Development

  • Andrew Christensen

    Project Manager
    Hausmann Construction

  • Adam Hoebelheinrich

    PC Sports