"P" St. Streetscape Project
11th Street to Centennial Mall
July 3, 2014 Construction Update
There are a number of issues to watch for on "P" Street in the coming weeks. Asphalt patching and pavement markings will be completed during the next three weeks. This work is necessary to remove existing pavement markings and restore them with asphalt, and to patch asphalt in areas where work occurred beneath the pavement. While this work takes place the traffic on "P" Street will be restricted to one-lane during daytime, off-peak hours. During the week of July 7 the contactor will work to complete asphalt on the north half of the street. During the week of July 14 they will complete asphalt on the south half of the street. During the week of July 21 they will work on completing installation of the permanent pavement and crosswalk markings. 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.
Work has begun to install the limestone benches on the south side of the street between 11th Street and 14th Street. The contractor will continue to install the benches in areas of the project which have been completed. The contractor will tie up loose ends along 14th Street during the next week ahead of the Zoo Fest street festival. Parking meters will be installed on the south half of the 14th Street block early next week after the holiday weekend.
The north side of "P" Street from 11th Street to 12th Street is nearing completion. The contractor has restored all of the pavement and sidewalk. The sidewalk corridor is currently open along the building fronts and access to all businesses continues to be maintained. Parking is being restored to a part of this block as soon as possible.
Work along the block from 12th to 13th Streets is underway. A sidewalk corridor is in place which maintains access to all of the businesses. Most of the parking setback is completed and crews will continue to work on the sidewalks, Silva cells, planting areas, and light pole bases.
The closure of 13th Street between "P" Street and "Q" Street has been removed today. Traffic is still being shifted through this block but the street is open. The work that was completed has helped to keep both the "P" Street Project and the Civic Plaza (Tower Plaza) Project on schedule for the remainder of the summer. The completion of the alley return on the west side of 13th Street between "P" and "Q" Streets was delayed by unforeseen conditions but has been opened today. Additional work will continue to take place along 13th Street for both projects during the next couple of weeks.
Work on the block from 13th Street to 14th Street is expected to begin on Monday after the July 4th holiday. The contractor will work to restore a permanent pedestrian corridor to all of the businesses before continuing with additional work activities.
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 to all of the businesses is open to all businesses. This access will change throughout the coming weeks but businesses will remain open and accessible at all times. Storm sewer work is underway and light pole bases are being constructed. 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.
Information on the "P" Street Streetscape Project is available on the City's website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: pstreet). If you have questions or comments, please contact one of the following people:
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