Stormwater Drainage and Water Quality Improvement Projects
Projects Under Construction
75th and Dotson Area Water Main Replacement
Scheduled to begin March 10. Water mains will be replaced along 75th from Steinway to Dotson, Dotson from 75th to Broadview, and Broadview from Steinway to Skyway. Construction is expected to take twelve weeks and will begin on North 75th Street.
Lincoln Airport Entryway Corridor
Scheduled to begin mid-March. The Lincoln Airport Entryway Corridor project includes pavement repairs and streetscape enhancements along W. Adams Street, NW 12th Street, W. Cornhusker Highway and 9th/10th Streets at "S" Street.
Old Cheney from 70th to 82nd
Because of rising traffic volumes, Old Cheney's existing two-lane rural street will be upgraded to a four-lane urban street with left turn lanes, curbs and gutters.
"P" St. Streetscape Project
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.
Stormwater Improvement Bond Issues
Stormwater improvement bond issues provide for design and construction of urban storm drainage projects, flood reduction projects, stream rehabilitation and waterway work, design and construction of master planned basin projects, water quality projects incorporating best management practices, and preliminary engineering for basin master plans to determine future projects. These improvements reduce stormwater runoff and flooding if major rains occur, reduce flooding impacts from major stream channels, prevent or repair degraded stream channels, and improve water quality.
Antelope Park Stream Improvements, Sheridan Street to South Street
Key elements include grade stabilization structures to reduce the erosion in the stream, bio-retention areas to reduce flow and encourage stormwater to infiltrate into the ground, wetland enhancements, rain gardens and selective plantings to act as a buffer and filter stormwater before it reaches the stream.
Antelope Park Bioretention Areas SW of 33rd and South
This project will consist of creating two bioretention areas that will treat and remove pollutants from water flowing through the area.
Antelope Park from "A" to South Streets
This project aims to improve stormwater quality, reduce stormwater flow velocities, and provide environmental education opportunities for the general public.
Lincoln Children's Zoo Water Quality and Educational Project
Major features of this project include a "green" roof on the Animal Kingdom Building, bioretention and bioswale areas, permeable pavers and a rainwater cistern to collect roof runoff. Educational aspects of the project will be promoted through educational signage, an observation deck that will allow public viewing of the “green” roof, and an interactive educational area near the rainwater cistern.