"P" St. Streetscape Project
11th Street to Centennial Mall
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 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.
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 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 - July 18, 2014
Asphalt patching and pavement markings along "P" Street have been substantially completed during the past two weeks. There will be the need to complete additional asphalt in the future as some work areas were not accessible due to concurrent work activities. During the week of July 21 the contractor will work on completing installation of the permanent pavement and crosswalk markings. While this work takes place the traffic on "P" Street and on the numbered streets may be restricted to one-lane during daytime, off-peak hours. Please take extra care while driving and walking in the area during this time. All businesses remain open and accessible during the work. Please continue to be aware of the pedestrian routing along "P" Street while accessing businesses.
The north side of "P" Street from 11th Street Centennial Mall is getting nearer to completion. The contractor is working on cleaning and opening up on-street parking in as many places as possible.
Work along the block from 12th to 13th Streets is progressing. A sidewalk corridor is in place which maintains access to all of the businesses. All of the street pavement is completed and crews continue to finish the sidewalk at the northwest corner of 13th Street.
Work along 13th Street as a part of the project is substantially complete. Work on the block from 13th Street to 14th Street has been taking place. The contractor has restored a permanent pedestrian corridor to all of the businesses along this block. The roadway pavement has been completed and work will begin on the underground utilities.
Work continues to take place 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. The sidewalk access around this area will change throughout the coming weeks but businesses will remain open and accessible at all times. Storm sewer work is complete and light pole bases are being finished. The Lincoln Children's Museum curbside drop-off is temporarily located on the north side of "P" Street, between Centennial Mall and 16th Street. Please note the signs directing you to this location.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the project, please contact any of the following people for more information:
City of Lincoln – Engineering Services
City of Lincoln – Engineering Services
Downtown Re-Development Planner
City of Lincoln – Urban Development