"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 - September 5, 2014

Over the past two weeks "P" Street has come together and is looking more like the finished streetscape concept. All sidewalks and driving lanes are open. The only exception to this is when minor closures are necessary to erect light poles or to perform corrective work in sidewalk areas. Some of the landscaping has begun to be installed and has brought a splash of color to the street. The contractor continues to install light poles and the first of the light pole banners should be put up early next week. Stone benches continue to be installed throughout the project site.

Work at the Tower Square on the northeast corner of 13th & "P" will resume next week and will lead to changes in pedestrian routing and the traffic on 13th Street. Please be aware of this when traveling around that location and follow all detours and closures which may be in effect.


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
    402-613-3763
    zbecker@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Kris Humphrey

    Project Engineer
    City of Lincoln – Engineering Services
    402-326-1176
    khumphrey@lincoln.ne.gov

  • Hallie Salem

    Downtown Re-Development Planner
    City of Lincoln – Urban Development
    402-441-7866

  • Andrew Christensen

    Project Manager
    Hausmann Construction
    402-438-3230

  • Adam Hoebelheinrich

    PC Sports
    adam@projectcontrol.com
    402-405-9311