"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 25, 2014
Asphalt patching and pavement markings were substantially completed during the last three weeks. Drivers will notice new lane patterns throughout the site. Please continue to take extra care while driving and walking in the area of the project site. 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 contractor is working on cleaning and opening up on-street parking in as many places as possible along the north side of "P" Street.
Work along the block from 12th to 13th Streets is nearly complete. Temporary parking is being completed through a section of this block. Beginning today and lasting throughout the next couple of weeks the sidewalk at the northwest corner of 13th Street may be closed at times to allow completion of final underground utilities and the sidewalk concrete. When this work takes place the businesses between 12th and 13th will be accessible from the west and the businesses on 13th Street between "P" and "Q" Streets will be accessible from the north. Please be patient and pay attention to the closures and detours.
Work on the block from 13th Street to 14th Street has begun to take place underground on construction of the Silva cells. The contractor is maintaining a permanent pedestrian corridor to all of the businesses along this block.
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 the northeast corner of 14th and "P" Street is set to close on Monday, July 28. Businesses will remain open and accessible at all times. Those along 14th Street north of "P" Street are accessible from the north off "Q" Street. Businesses along "P" Street including the Lincoln Children's Museum will be accessible from the east off Centennial Mall. The museum curbside drop-off continues to be temporarily located on the north side of "P" Street, between Centennial Mall and 16th Street. Please note the signs directing you to this location.
The limestone benches will also continue to be installed, and some of the pedestrian light poles are expected to be installed in the coming weeks. Some of the outdoor deck areas will also begin to be constructed in the coming week. 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.
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