"P" St. Streetscape Project

Centennial Mall to midblock between 17th Street & 18th Street

The City of Lincoln Public Works Department is working with the Urban Development Department on the completion of the next phase 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 is scheduled to begin Monday, May 2, 2016 and is expected to be substantially complete in August 2016, weather permitting. Meco-Henne Contracting is the Contractor who will be performing the work on the project.

Construction Update - June 16, 2016

Work on the “P” Street Streetscape Project is underway along the north side of “P” Street between Centennial Mall and 16th Street. The Contractor has to wait for the delivery of pedestrian light poles before being able to complete the sidewalk in this block. Due to this they will be moving on to demolition and construction on a portion of the next block. As soon as light poles are available the Contractor will work to complete all of the remaining sidewalk and concrete work on the block between Centennial Mall and 16th Street. The sidewalk along the north side of “P” Street between Centennial Mall and 16th Street will remain closed, but the pedestrian crossing at Centennial Mall will remain open, as well as the sidewalk and crossing on the west side of 16th Street will be open to pedestrians.

Beginning during the week of June 20 the Contractor will remove roadway pavement and sidewalk on the north side of “P” Street from 16th Street to the midblock between 16th Street and 17th Street. During this work the driveway from Wells Fargo Bank will be closed while the Contractor works to remove and replace it. Access to Wells Fargo will still be available by vehicles and pedestrians from 16th Street. The Contractor will work to restore the driveway to “P” Street as quickly as possible. This portion of work will stop on the west side of the Ploughshare Brewing Company. Access to Ploughshare will be maintained along the sidewalk from 17th Street, or from the on-street parking immediately in front of the building.

Please remember that during construction all businesses will remain open and accessible. Please take time to determine which sidewalks are open in order to reach the business you are trying to visit.

Project Overview

As a part of the project sidewalks and parking areas along "P" Street are being reconstructed on the north side of the street from Centennial Mall to the midblock between 17th Street and 18th Street, as well as along with the south side of “P” Street from 16th Street to 17th Street. Landscaping and planting will be incorporated along the project, together with the 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 brick pavers in the sidewalk and bench seating areas to further enhance the corridor. Bike racks will be installed with the project, as well as new on-street bike parking areas will be introduced. Roadway and pedestrian lighting will also be completed. Parking will be modified in certain areas along the project corridor and new parking meters will be installed.

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.

Project Contacts

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

  • Gaylon Masek

    Project Manager
    City of Lincoln – Engineering Services

  • Zach Becker

    Project Engineer
    City of Lincoln – Engineering Services

  • Hallie Salem

    Downtown Re-Development Planner
    City of Lincoln – Urban Development

  • Jon Henne

    Project Superintendent
    Meco-Henne Contracting, Inc.