2007 Stormwater Improvement Bond Issue - Projects and Descriptions

39th and "D" Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Construction (design funded through 2005 bond issue)
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The construction of an additional stormwater system near 39th and "D" Streets to increase conveyance capacity. Additional pipes and inlets will be constructed in 38th, 39th and 'E' Streets just north of 'D' Street, along with an additional pipe in 'D' Street from 38th to 39th. The result of this stormwater system will be a reduction in the depth of stormwater flow in the streets and adjacent properties. It will also reduce the time and extent of flooding near 39th and 'D' Streets.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
HR Bookstrom Construction Inc.
Photos:
Construction: 1 2
Map of Project (218 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
August 29, 2006:
Related Links:
Design Information

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48th and Holdrege Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
An additional stormwater system will parallel the existing system near 48th and Holdrege Streets in order to reduce system deficiencies. The stormwater system will reduce the potential for arterial street flooding and reduce the potential for ponding on private property.
Consultant:
JEO Consulting Group, Inc.
Contractor:
Pavers, Inc.
Photos:
Construction: 1 2 3
Map of Project (194 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
October 3, 2007 (80 K) PDF

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Potter and Grace Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Inlets will be placed at the intersection of Potter and Grace street to alleviate ponding water. Other inlets near the intersection will be upgraded to a larger inlet size. The result of the project will reduce ponding on Grace Street and alleviate icy conditions in the winter.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
K2 Real Estate Development
Map of Project (220 K) PDF

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51st and Hillside Area

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
A stormwater system will replace the existing system near 51st and Hillside Streets. Larger storm drain pipes as well as new inlets and grate inlets will collect additional stormwater runoff from the area. The stormwater system will reduce the potential for structural flooding and reduce the potential for ponding on private property.
Consultant:
E&A Consulting Group, Inc.
Contractor:
Skoda Construction Inc.
Map of Project (197 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
October 2, 2007

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Ginny and Gertie Area

Type of Project:
Construction (design funded through 2005 bond issue)
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Construction of approximately five blocks of a parallel storm drain project to increase capacity to help alleviate upstream flooding at several low-lying areas.
Consultant
HWS Consulting Group Inc.
Contractor:
H.R. Bookstrom Construction Inc.
Photos:
Construction: 1 2
Map of Project (238 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
May 19, 2008
Related Links:
Design Information

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53rd and Sumner/Circle Drive Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
A storm drainage system has been constructed along Sumner Street from 53rd to 55th Streets which coincided with the construction of another nearby storm drainage system along Circle Drive, near 58th Street. The addition of these storm drainage systems consisted of new storm drain pipes as well as new inlets that collect additional stormwater runoff from the area. The systems reduce the potential for structural flooding and reduce the potential for ponding on private property.
Consultant:
HWS Consulting Group, Inc.
Contractor:
Pavers LLC
Map of Project (222 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
January 22, 2008 - Preliminary Design Open House
July 17, 2008 - Pre-Construction Open House

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21st from "P" to "N" Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Approximately two blocks of a large, new storm drainage pipe project near the 21st Street Corridor from 'N' street to 'P' Street. This project is being constructed in conjunction with the Antelope Valley Project. This project is part a of a larger 21st Street corridor bypass system and is designed to capture storm drainage from the west side of Antelope Creek and relay it downstream to an outlet near 'R' Street.
Consultant:
Brinkerhoff/Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Park Construction
Map of Project (194 K) PDF

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"O" from 21st to 23rd Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Two block project for new storm drainage pipe project in 'O' Street, from 21st to 23rd. This project provides for the construction of a new underground drainage system to connect the adjacent existing drainage system to the Antelope Valley improvements.
Consultant:
Parsons Brinckerhoff/Olsson Associates
Contractor:
United Construction
Map of Project (192 K) PDF

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2nd from "N" to "O" Area Improvements

(in conjunction with the Harris Overpass Bridge Project)

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The existing stormwater trunk main along 2nd Street between 'N' and 'O' streets does not have enough capacity to accommodate the appropriate design-year storm. As a result, a secondary main was constructed along 2nd Street between 'N' and 'O' streets.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
Cramer & Associates
Map of Project (188 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
October 30, 2007 - Harris Overpass Pre-Construction Open House
December 5, 2006 - Harris Overpass Final Design Open House

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6th and Old Cheney Area Improvements

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Flood Control Project
Description:

The area along Old Cheney between 6th Street and west of Warlick Boulevard has been experiencing frequent flooding over the road and onto adjacent properties. A drainage evaluation by Olsson Associates indicates that one of the major components causing the flooding in the area is the culvert under the railroad near 6th Street and Old Cheney.

This project is to construct an additional conveyance under the railroad in order to reduce the water surface elevations upstream in the impacted area during minor and major storm events. This project will reduce flooding but will not eliminate it.

Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Judds Brothers Construction Co.
Photos:
Flooding Prior to Construction
Map of Project (203 K) PDF

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Miscellaneous Repairs and Rehabilitation

Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Preliminary Engineering
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:

Developing concept studies or designing and installing storm drain systems to reduce potential flooding impacts to the following locations:

  • 'B' Street, 5th to 7th Street – Design/Construction
  • Nelson and Gregory Streets – Design/Construction
  • 44th to 48th Streets, South of Progressive Avenue – Preliminary Engineering
  • 11th and 'H' Streets – Design/Construction
  • SW 17th and West Van Dorn Streets - Design/Construction
Consultant
E&A Consulting Group, Inc.
Contractor:
General Excavating
Map of Project (258 K) PDF

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Preliminary Engineering

Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering – Urban Drainage
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
Preliminary modeling of existing infrastructure and identification of future capital improvements projects. Study prioritizes projects in order of importance.
Consultant
JEO Consulting Group, Inc

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GIS Database

Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering – Urban Drainage
Urban Storm Drain Project
Description:
The geo-database design project is a compilation of all the data from the previous urban drainage identification and priority studies as well as the watershed master plans. The project will create a geometric database with a complete network of the underground storm drainage system and will provide the capability of doing stormwater modeling and provide a valuable tool for assessment of the stormwater system.
Consultant
Camp Dresser and McKee

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Preliminary Engineering for Watershed Master Plans

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering – Watershed Master Plan
Watershed Master Plan
Description:

The goal of the study is to develop a master plan for Little Salt Creek that will be used as a tool to gauge conditions in the watershed regarding stormwater quantity and quality, channel stability, maintenance and operations, and financial impacts as well as environmental impacts that are occurring today or are projected to result from future development or other changes in the basin.

The major components of this master plan are the development of an updated floodplain, capital projects, and guidances for future development. Once approved, the master plan will be a sub-plan of the Lincoln and Lancaster County Comprehensive plan. This is a joint project being led by the City with the Lower Platte South NRD providing cost share on the study.

Consultant:
Intuition and Logic
Public Meetings:
April 22, 2008
February 24, 2009
Related Links
Little Salt Creek Watershed Master Plan

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Conservation Easement Native Vegetation

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering
Conservation Easements
Description:
This project is a vegetation plan for conservation easements in Southeast Upper Salt Creek to improve water quality and preserve/restore in stream and riparian habitat. It is includes a follow through on recommendations in the plan for removing invasive species, seeding and planting. This project is being led by the Lower Platte South NRD with the City providing cost share on the plan.
Consultant:
Landscape Architectural Services
Photos:
1 2
Map of Project (261 K) PDF

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Beal Slough Flood Protection at 14th and Hwy. 2

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Flood Control Project
Description:
A large portion of the Nebraska State Penitentiary will be in the new Beal Slough Floodplain. The project will consist of channel improvements, improvement of 14th Street bridge over Beal Slough and stream stability. The result of this project will reduce the flood risk for the Nebraska State Penitentiary and other properties in the area of 14th and Hwy 2. This project is being led by the Lower Platte South NRD with the City providing a cost share on the design.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Map of Project (206 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
August 31, 2010:
March 25, 2010

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Beal Slough Flood Protection at 40th and Hwy. 2

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Concept
Flood Reduction Project
Description:
The project was for reducing flooding along Beal Slough in the vicinity of 40th Street and Highway 2. Through the concept study it was found that the benefit/cost ratio for the project warranted putting the project on hold and not proceeding at the present time. This was a joint project by the Lower Platte South NRD and the City.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Map of Project (210 K) PDF

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27th and Southwood Area Improvements

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Stream Stability
Description:
This purpose of this project is to address the stream bank instability along Beal Slough from 27th St to Southwood Drive. The stream bank of Beal Slough in this area has near vertical sides and the stream is encroaching further into Peterson Park. The instable stream banks in this area also lead to tree loss and large amounts of sediment being deposited in Beal Slough. The result of this project will stabilize the stream banks such that the stream will no longer encroach upon the park space, alleviate loss of trees and improve water quality in Beal Slough by prevent further degradation of the stream banks. This project is being led by Public Works and is a joint project with the Lower Platte South NRD and the Parks Department.
Consultant:
CDM
Contractor:
Lottman Excavating
Map of Project (190 K) PDF

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Tierra/Briarhurst Park Water Quality

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Water Quality
Description:
The project is included in the approved Beal Slough watershed master plan. It is being coordinated with the Parks and Recreation department and the Lower Platte South NRD. The purpose of the project is to preserve and improve water quality from adjacent tributaries to Beal Slough. This project is being led by Public Works and is a joint project with the Lower Platte South NRD and the Parks Department.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
T.J. Osborn Construction, Inc.
Photos:
Construction: 1 2 3 4 5
Rain Event After Construction: 6 7
Map of Project (167 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
January 27, 2009:

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Upper Beal Slough Flood Protection

Type of Project:
Easement/Land Purchase
Flood Management
Description:
This project is designed to assist in reducing flooding along Beal Slough by working with private land development. The project would provide additional flood storage in upstream areas to help reduce downstream flooding. It is currently on hold and is potentially scheduled for a future bond.
Related Links:
Beal Slough Watershed Stormwater Master Plan

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98th and Adams Area Improvements

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Stream Stability
Description:
The design and construction of stream stability measures in Stevens Creek near 98th and Adams. Currently Stevens Creek and a tributary to Stevens Creek are degrading in the area of 98th and Adams. This project will result in stabilizing the stream to reduce the amount of degradation and vegetation loss in these areas and improve water quality by reducing the amount of sedimentation in the streams. This project is being led by the Lower Platte South NRD with the City providing a cost share on the design and construction.
Consultant:
Intuition and Logic
Contractor:
General Excavating
Map of Project (176 K) PDF

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98th and Van Dorn Area Improvements

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Stream Stability
Description:
The design and construction of stream stability measures in the Stevens Creek watershed near 98th and Van Dorn. Currently a tributary to Stevens Creek is degrading in the area of 98th and Van Dorn. The Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan identified this area as having stream stability problems. This project will result in stabilizing the stream to reduce the amount of degradation and vegetation loss in these areas and improve water quality by reducing the amount of sedimentation in the stream. This is a joint City natural resources project with the Lower Platte South NRD with the NRD as the lead agency on the construction.
Consultant:
The Schemmer Associates
Contractor:
Gana
Map of Project (180 K) PDF

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Cardwell Branch and Deadman's Run Preliminary Engineering

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Easement/Land Purchase and Design
Watershed Master Plan
Description:
This is a project for easements, acquisitions and/or design of capital projects listed in either the Cardwell Branch or Dead Mans Run watershed master plans. Currently funding is being allocated for potential right-of-way for Dead Mans Run. This project is being led by the Lower Platte South NRD with the City providing a cost share.
Related Links:
Deadman's Run Watershed Mater Plan
2005 Deadmans Run Master Plan Project Page

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Stormwater Demonstration Projects

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Lincoln Public Schools Nebraska Game and Parks
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:

In March of 2005, the City adopted the Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan, which included recommendations for City-wide stormwater standards that integrate water quality features with flood control facilities on new development sites in order to protect water quality and prevent stream erosion. These features, called "Site-Specific Structural Best Management Practices," were recommended to be implemented through a public-private cost share approach. This recommendation was based on the assumption that there is both a private and public responsibility relative to how these features function together as a system to address water quality and stream stability throughout a watershed.

Current projects funded for demonstration projects include rain gardens and bioswales for a new elementary school at Arnold Heights. This is a joint project with Public Works, Lincoln Public Schools and the Lower Platte South NRD.

The wetland rehabilitation project upstream of Holmes Lake is a joint project with Public Works, the Parks Department and the State Game and Parks Department.

Consultant:
Olsson Associates – (Arnold Heights project)
The Flatwater Group – (Holmes Lake Watershed Project)
Map of Project (200 K) PDF
Related Links:
Stevens Creek Watershed Master Plan

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Easement/Acquisition - Floodplain Area Purchase Projects

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Easement/Land Purchase
Flood Management
Description:

Purchase of easements or fee title for floodplain/floodprone areas to conserve flood storage, flood conveyance, and other natural beneficial functions of the floodplain.

Funding for conservation easements/aqusitions for property in Beal Slough floodplain both north and south of Pine Lake Park and for property in the Cardwell Branch floodplain southwest of SW 12th Street and West Denton Road. This project is being led by the City with the Lower Platte South NRD providing a cost share.

Map of Project (234 K) PDF

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Lynn Creek Flood Control/Storage Area

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Construction
Flood Management/Flood Storage Area
Description:
Design and Construction of Lynn Creek Flood Control and Flood Storage Area project, located northeast of Adams and I-180 in Roper Park. This project is being led by the Lower Platte South NRD with the Public Works and the Parks departments providing a cost share. The project reduces the impact of flooding to adjacent properties.
Consultant:
Olsson Associates
Contractor:
Pester Grading
Photos:
1 2 3
Map of Project (191 K) PDF

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Salt Creek Flood Control Study

Lower Platte South Natural Resources District
Type of Project:
Preliminary Engineering
Flood Control
Description:
This study was completed by the City of Lincoln along with the Lower Platte South Natural Resource District to evaluate and determine the feasibility of potential storage areas along Salt, Middle and Oak Creeks which could reduce Salt Creek base flood elevations through the City of Lincoln. The study evaluated three locations to determine the reduction in 100 year peak flows along Salt Creek through the City of Lincoln. This project is being led by the City with the Lower Platte South NRD providing a cost share.
Consultant:
Camp Dresser and McKee
Photos:
Flooding: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Map of Project (595 K) PDF

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Taylor Park Water Quality and Stream Stability

Parks and Recreation
Type of Project:
Design and Construction
Best Management Practice
Description:
The goal of this project is to reduce erosion issues, improve water quality and reduce street flooding (Mesaverde Drive south of Taylor Park). This was done by stabilizing the channel banks, constructing small grade control structures, creating a water quality cell near the south end of the park and constructing an stormwater overflow route from Mesaverde Drive to the channel. This project was being led by Public Works in coordination with the Parks Dept.
Consultant:
The Flatwater Group
Contractor:
Nemaha Landscaping
Photos:
Bank Erosion Prior to Construction: 1
Construction: 2
Native Vegetation: 3 4
Map of Project (221 K) PDF
Public Meetings:
April 25, 2006
May 15, 2006
November 20, 2007

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