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Lincoln Boulevard Improvements Project

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Former Highway 65 in Lincoln, now Lincoln Boulevard, has been relinquished to the City of Lincoln. The Lincoln Boulevard Improvements Project will focus on the segment from just south of Sterling Parkway to just north of Seventh Street. Since the opening of the SR65 Bypass, traffic patterns through downtown Lincoln have changed dramatically. The Bypass offered the City of Lincoln an opportunity to change the aesthetic and function of Lincoln Boulevard to better serve multiple forms of transportation, adjacent land uses, and the connecting street network. The overall goal of the Lincoln Boulevard project is to provide for a more pedestrian-, bicycle-, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)-friendly environment along the main street through the city. In order to address funding constraints, the improvements will be constructed in phases as described below. Click here for a preliminary schedule for the various construction phases.

Lincoln Blvd. Phase 1 – 7th Street to McBean Park Drive

(Project Completed October 2015)

The project provided improvements to Lincoln Boulevard from 250 feet north of Seventh Street to McBean Park Drive. Improvements included transitions onto the cross streets at 5th Street, 6th Street, and 7th Street. The Project included the following elements:
• Curb returns with bulb-outs to shorten the pedestrian path, enhanced crosswalks, and sidewalks with terra cotta bands.
• Street trees with an irrigation system that includes capacity for expansion for future shrub planting.
• Site furnishings to include bike racks, benches, and trash receptacles.
• Decorative street lights.
• Replacement of damaged and non-conforming sidewalks including ADA compliant pedestrian ramps.
• Class 2 bike/NEV access along the project corridor.

Funding Source: California Department of Transportation –Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant (CMAQ), SR65 Relinquishment, Transportation Development Act (TDA)
Grant Amount: $2,742,019
Local Match: $515,526
Project Cost Estimate: $3,257,545

Lincoln Blvd. Phase 2 – 1st Street to McBean Park Drive

The project will provide improvements to a quarter-mile stretch of Lincoln Boulevard from First Street to McBean Park Drive (this stretch includes four different intersections). Improvements will be the same as those listed in Phase 1 – 7th Street to McBean Park Drive.

Funding Source: California Department of Transportation –Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant (CMAQ), SR65 Relinquishment, Transportation Development Act (TDA)
Grant Amount: $1,019,639
Local Match: $0
Project Cost Estimate: $1,019,639

Lincoln Blvd. Phase 3 – Pedestrian Railroad Crossing Upgrades

This project will provide pedestrian crossing improvements of the railroad tracks to the side streets adjacent to a half mile stretch of Lincoln Boulevard. The side streets include First Street, Third Street, Fifth Street, Sixth Street, and Seventh Street. The total combined project length is approximately 0.6 miles of improved sidewalks and approximately 0.3 miles of NEV/Bike Lanes. The overall goal of this project is to provide for a more pedestrian-, bicycle-, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)-friendly environment along the main street through the city. This will be accomplished by implementing the use of shortened pedestrian crossings (i.e. bulbouts), ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, upgraded pedestrian crossings of the railroad tracks, and bike access along the side streets. NEV lanes will be included along several of the side streets for consistency with the City’s NEV Circulation Plan.

Funding Source: California Department of Transportation - Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
Amount Requested: $1,469,000
Local Match: $0
Project Cost Estimate: $1,469,000

Lincoln Blvd. Monuments Project - McBean Park Drive, 7th Street

Construction of two monuments at the intersection of McBean Park Drive with Lincoln Boulevard and 7th Street with Lincoln Boulevard consistent with the Lincoln Boulevard Master Plan. Intersection Improvements include marquee sign, seatwall, benches, guardrails, and ornamental fencing.

Funding Source: Redevelopment Agency
Project Cost Estimate: $919,593

Lincoln Blvd. HSIP – Signal Modification and Upgrades

The project consists of lighting and equipment upgrades to five traffic signals and systemic traffic signal timing improvements to a total of 11 traffic signals along Lincoln Boulevard from Sterling Parkway to 7th St. including the addition of Class II NEV/Bike lanes from Sterling Parkway to 1st St.

Funding Source: California Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
Grant Amount (Preliminary Engineering): $900,000
Local Match: $180,000
Project Cost Estimate (Preliminary Engineering): $1,080,000

Lincoln Blvd. - Ferrari Ranch Road to 1st Street and Auburn Ravine Bridge

The project consists of expanding to a three-lane road with landscaped median, including NEV lanes and wider sidewalks. Grant application is currently being prepared for submittal to Caltrans.

Funding Source: California Department of Transportation – Highway Bridge Replacement Program
Grant Amount: $6,737,133
Local Match: $872,867
Project Cost Estimate: $7,610,000


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