City of Lincoln Lincoln Boulevard Improvement Project


Lincoln Boulevard, formerly State Highway 65, is a two-lane arterial through the main business district of the City. This is a federal and Caltrans funded project along relinquished Highway 65.  Many small businesses are along the project area and have frequent pedestrian patrons accessing their establishments.  4LEAF provided Construction Management, Inspection, and Office Engineering services for Phase I and Phase II for this high profile streetscape in downtown Lincoln.  The multi-phase project made streetscape improvements to Lincoln Boulevard and the adjoining side streets in the heart of downtown Lincoln.

Phase I of the project modified the traffic signals on Lincoln Boulevard at 5th, 7th, and McBean Park Drive to include bicycle-loop detectors, Countdown Pedestrian Signals, ADA approved ramps, LED safety lighting, and emergency-vehicle interruptions.

Phase II made street improvements and traffic signal upgrades on Lincoln Boulevard from 7th Street to south of Sterling Parkway and side streets in both east/west directions from Lincoln Boulevard.  The project featured thermoplastic pavement striping, and markings, bicycle loop detectors, new NEV (neighborhood electric vehicle) lanes, signage and landscape, hardscape and new landscaping improvements and irrigation system. The project scope also entailed demolition, clearing and grubbing, SWPPP inspection, monitoring/enforcement, sampling and reporting.

Traffic control was of particular importance on this project as the City’s goal was   to minimize any inconvenience to businesses and avoid any traffic detours off the boulevard or business closures.  4LEAF monitored traffic control activities, including the placement and removal of traffic control components based on the plans; and ensured that traffic was maintained according to the provisions of the Code for Public Convenience and Public Safety.

Aesthetic amenities included:

  • Bulbed-out curb returns with enhanced crosswalks
  • Sidewalks with architectural terra cotta bands
  • Street trees and irrigation system
  • Bicycle racks, benches and trash receptacles
  • Decorative street lights
  • Decorative Clay terra cotta tiles from local Gladding, McBean
  • Decorative sidewalk medallions

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February 24, 2021