Continuing the City’s multi-year plan to improve our roadways, a complete reconstruction of N. Lincoln Street, from Wichita Avenue north to Wisconsin Street and from the railroad tracks to 10th Street has begun.
Plans call for the concrete road surface and most curb and gutters to be completely removed and replaced during the five-month project. For a period, there will be occurrences when the intersections, driveways, and sidewalks along N. Lincoln Street are closed while the removal and replacement operations pass through that area. Work began July 7th in the 300 block of Lincoln St. around Bickerdyke Elementary to minimize traffic flow interruption when school started. In addition, an effort will be made to reduce interruption to adjacent homes and businesses. The first phase of the project is complete and will be open for traffic soon.
Starting on September 8th, crews will remove the existing street from 4th St to the north side of Wisconsin intersection Traffic will be directed to go East or West at the 7th and Lincoln Street intersection and to go East or West at the 4th and Lincoln Street intersection as well.
This $1.6 million project is partially funded with a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant and is now about 40 percent complete and still should be completed by the end of November 2021, weather permitting.
Morgan Brothers Construction of LaCrosse, Kansas, is the primary contractor.