What work is included in the project?
The purpose of this project is to improve the West A Street corridor beginning at the West City Limits and extending east to the intersection of SW 5th Street.
The project includes work associated with
- Topographic survey
- Traffic analysis
- Roadway alternatives analysis
- Roadway design
- Drainage design
- Environmental review
- Public involvement
What does the City of Lincoln evaluate for arterial roadway improvement projects, like West A Street?
- Cross section (number of lanes)
- Proper speed Limit
- Intersection control
- Turn lanes
- Proper access (median breaks)
- Pedestrian crossings
What improvements are being designed for this project?
- New pavement
- Roundabout intersections
- ADA accessible sidewalks
- Multi-use trail
- Sanitary sewer trunkline
- Street lighting
- Concrete pads for bus stops
- New driveway connections
- Additional traffic lanes
- Storm water drainage enhancements
How did the City decide on the selected alternative?
The alternatives were evaluated on multiple criteria that included: safety, environmental impacts, right-of-way impacts, constructability, access during construction, cost, and public input.
What is the project schedule?
- First Public Meeting – May 25, 2017
- Traffic Analysis, Development of Roadway Alternatives – June to October, 2017
- Second Public Meeting – Present Design Alternatives – October 19, 2017
- Project Preliminary Design – November, 2017 to May, 2018
- Third Public Meeting – Present Design Progress – May, 2018
- Project Final Design – June, 2018 to November, 2018
- Special Stakeholder Meeting for Property Owners Adjacent to Project A – November 29, 2018
- Special Stakeholder Meeting for Property Owners Adjacent to Project B – Spring 2019
- Public Pre-construction Meeting for Project A – Spring 2020
- Project A Construction Begins – 2020
- Public Pre-construction Meeting for Project B – Spring 2021
- Project B Construction Begins – 2021
How is the project being funded?
The project is locally funded through a combination of impact fee revenues and wheel tax dollars.
When will the public and businesses know about property acquisition and easements?
The City has identified temporary and permanent property impacts for properties adjacent to Project A. A special stakeholder meeting was held November 29, 2018 to discuss those impacts and the next steps in the acquisition process of the impacted property. A similar meeting will be held with property owners adjacent to Project B in the spring of 2019.
One-on-one meetings can also be scheduled to discuss any impacts to specific properties. More information on the acquisition process is available in the Right-of-Way Acquisition and Your Property pamphlet on the City’s website.
How will I be able to access my home or business during construction?
Construction phasing and access has not yet been determined. Refer to Access During Construction Coping with Construction: What to Expect on the City’s website.