"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 22, 2014

Substantial completion is just one week away. Sidewalks are 99% complete and pedestrian traffic along "P" Street is moving with less impedance every day. On-street parking throughout the site will be restored by the end of next week. All driving lanes on "P" Street and any numbered streets which are currently closed will be open by the end of next week as well. As always please remember that all businesses remain open during the remainder of the project work. Please continue to take extra care while driving, parking, and walking in the area of the project site.

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 substantially complete with some touch-up work still taking place. Businesses on this block are accessible from both the east and west ends of the block. The sidewalks around the new Tower Square (Civic Plaza) are open to pedestrians.

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.

All of the outdoor deck frames have been constructed and the deck boards have been completed on two decks with the third to soon be finished. The electrician has also begun to set the pedestrian light poles at numerous areas around the site – the large banner poles and additional street lighting poles will be completed beginning in September. The contractor has also 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