Pradeep Hatcher

More improvements coming to Lincoln/Monroe Streets

Pradeep Hatcher, Public Information Assistant, No Phone Number Available

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:32 a.m.

More improvements coming to Lincoln/Monroe Streets

Updated March 16, 2015

Major improvements are already underway on the Lincoln/Monroe Street couplet from 8th to 17th Avenues, and more are coming. Next year, the second phase of the project begins on 2nd to 8th Avenues.

Work is set to begin in the spring of 2015. Crews will be working on full-depth pavement removal and will use a thicker section of rock base and asphalt for the roadway. Concrete will be used on Monroe from 7th to 4th Avenues to provide some added durability on the steep hill, which sees its fair share of wear and tear during the winter months. The project will include new curbs in some areas, pedestrian lighting, ADA accessible curb ramps, and the installation of around 45 trees and landscaping to address stormwater runoff. The project also calls for work on the new storm line; work on the storm conveyor system, and the replacement of a water main.

Take a closer look at various features of the project:

Construction on the project will happen in three main phases. Here's what you need to know if you live in the area or drive through there regularly:

  • Phase one will involve a full closure from 8th Avenue to 4th Avenue. One lane of traffic in alternating directions will be allowed for local access.
  • 5th Avenue will be completed within Phase one work, and will be open to restricted traffic for a period of about three weeks.
  • Phase two from 4th to 2nd Avenues will include the full closure of Lincoln and a reduction to one lane on Monroe.
  • Phase three will involve 4th Avenue to accommodate work on the storm conveyance system and may be combined with either Phase one or Phase two work.

The major work on Lincoln/Monroe is expected to continue through much of next year's construction season. Visit the project page for more information.

Have any questions or comments? Feel free to contact Julie Happy at or Steve Hansen at

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