"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 - July 11, 2016

Work continues on the “P” Street Streetscape project on the north side of the street between Centennial Mall and 17th Street. The Contractor has been dealing with some surprise rain events over the last couple of weeks while trying to continue making progress on the project. The delivery of light poles, which will assist in the completion of the north side of “P” Street between Centennial Mall and 16th Street, is being finalized. Once this issue is resolved the sidewalk in this block can be completed and project progress will continue to the east.

The work currently taking place on the second block, between 16th Street and 17th Street, continues to focus on restoration of the roadway pavement and parking areas, as well as the sidewalk at the northeast corner of 16th Street. The driveway at Wells Fargo Bank on “P” Street is expected to reopen in the next couple of days.

Access to all local businesses remains available, but patrons are reminded to take time to plan their route to each business while work activities continue.

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.