Jones Street Improvements - 11th to 13th Street

About the Project

This project will rehabilitate the brick street on Jones Street between 11th Street and 13th Street. This project was identified in the 2006 Historic Cobblestone/Brick Pavement Rehabilitation Study. The improvements are planned to include updating the roadway and sidewalks to current standards, including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Infrastructure improvements are planned to be completed, including new storm sewer inlets, storm sewer pipe connections, and utility repairs as needed. Pedestrian and parking studies were conducted to inventory the current conditions and identify future improvements, including along 12th Street. Brick street pavement of 12th Street from Jones to Jackson Street is anticipated to be included as a bid alternative. Project also includes combined sewer rehabilitation and other utility relocations in advance of the brick street construction.

Jones Street Improvements

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Construction Updates

 
September 21, 2020
  • Starting Monday, September 28, the remaining portion of 12th Street from the alleyway to Jackson Street will be closed to all traffic.
  • All of 12th Street from Jones to Jackson Streets will remain closed until December.
  • Jones Street from 11th to 13th Streets is tentatively scheduled to reopen in mid-October.
All remaining work on the City of Omaha’s Jones Street project, more specifically along 12th Street, is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020.
 
August 13, 2020
The following traffic changes will be made over the next few months:
  • Starting Monday, August 24, crews will continue working north on Phase 2 of the project. To accommodate this work, 12th Street from Jones Street to south of the alleyway will be closed. Access to the alleyway will remain open during this time. Jones Street from 11th to 13th Streets will remain closed until early-October.
  • Tentatively scheduled for mid-September, the remaining portion of 12th Street from the alleyway to Jackson Street will be closed. All of 12th Street from Jones to Jackson Streets will be closed until early December.
  • Tentatively scheduled for early October, Jones Street from 12th to 13th Streets will reopen to traffic.
 
July 10, 2020
RPL Utility has completed work at the 11th and Jones Street intersection. The intersection is tentatively scheduled to reopen to through traffic on 11th Street on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, barring any weather or unanticipated construction delays. Crews will immediately close the 12th and Jones Street intersection to continue work in the area. RPL Utility will continue to work along Jones Street from the west side of 11th Street to 13th Street with the 12th and Jones Street intersection closed to through traffic.
 
**Note: Only the 12th Street intersection work will be taking place at this time. No work will take place along 12th Street between Jones and Jackson Streets until later this year.
 
 
May 8, 2020
What to expect updated-
Phase 1
  • Thursday, May 14th – Closure of the intersection of 11th and Jones Street for removals and reconstructing the 11th Street intersection.
  • May thru July – Construct storm sewer and roadway along Jones Street from 11th Street west to 13th Street. The 12th Street intersection will remain open to north/south traffic.
**Note: Jones Street from 11th to 12th Streets and from west of 12th to 13th Street will remain closed during Phase 1 construction.
 
Phase 2
  • Late July/Early August – Closure of the intersection of 12th and Jones Street for removals and reconstructing the 12th Street intersection. The 11th Street intersection will reopen to north/south traffic at this time.
  • August to November – Construction of 12th Street from Jones to Jackson Street pending completion of Jones Street from 11th to 13th Street.
**Note: Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained at all times by designated routes with the construction of sidewalks and underground vault work phased accordingly during all phases of construction.
 
 
April 6, 2020
What to expect-
Phase 1
  • Week of April 13th – Closure of the intersection of 11th and Jones Street for removals
  • April to June – Construct storm sewer and roadway from 11th Street west to 12th Street
Phase 2 and 2A
  • Mid-May – Open the 11th and Jones Street intersection to traffic and close the 12th Street intersection.
  • May to October – Construction along Jones Street from 12th to 13th and then up 12th to Jackson.
**Note: Northbound/southbound 12th Street will be open to traffic until 11th Street is reopened. Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained at all times by designated routes with the construction of sidewalks and underground vault work phased accordingly during all phases of construction.
 
 
Please see the link below for what you can expect over the next three months (Spring 2020):
 
July 24, 2019
Sewer improvement work will begin below Jones Street in August 2019 and continue through the end of 2019.
 
 

Project Schedule

Events

 
See below for information regarding tree removal beginning Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
 

 

The Omaha Public Works Department is using stakeholder engagement to drive this project beyond simple improvement and repair to placemaking. 

  • Stakeholder interviews were held with property owners, businesses, and residents in the project area to learn more about community priorities and a vision for the future. 
  • A two-day stakeholder design charrette was held to help inform the engineering and design team about the qualities and characteristics that makes this project area special.
 

A Public Open House was held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 to provide an opportunity to learn about the project and provide feedback on the planned improvements.

 Contact Us

  • To submit a comment or receive project updates, join the project mailing list through our contact form.
  • To provide your input about a specific location within the project area, visit the City Map.

 Queries

City of Omaha Contact:
Jamie Winterstein, P.E.
Project Manager
City of Omaha
402-444-3390
Jamie.Winterstein@cityofomaha.org