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Road Closed

Road Closure     

5th Street Road, between Elm Street and Pine Street, will be closed on Saturday, September 25, 2021 while Contractors remove a large tree.  Work will begin around 7:30 am.  Access to CEFCU will still be available.  The road will reopen when the work is complete.

If you have any questions, please call The Street Department at 217-732-4655.

The second stage of 2021 Resurfacing Project Getting Underway Monday  

Beginning Monday September 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM the second stage of the resurfacing projects will begin. Contractors will begin Micro surfacing on Railer Way/Wyatt Ave from the city limits to Sherman St. as long as the weather permits. If weather delays work Monday, work on these two streets will take place Friday.  

  • Railer Way & Wyatt Ave. (Monday) Friday if operations are rained out on Monday.
  • Jefferson from 5th to Short 11th St. (Tuesday)
  • Short 11th from Jefferson to Postville Dr. (Tuesday)
  • Elm from 8th St. to Woodlawn Rd. (Wednesday)
  • Palmer from Woodlawn to Feldman Dr. (Wednesday)
  • Nicholson from Lincoln Pkwy to N. Ottawa St. (Thursday)
  • Ottawa from Nicholson to Keokuk St. (Thursday)

Expect to see intermittent street closures and restricted lanes.  Please avoid these streets while work is taking place. If you have to travel in the area, please use extreme caution and obey all traffic control signs and Flagger personnel. Avoid driving on newly resurfaced streets if possible. If you do travel in these areas, avoid excessive turning when entering or leaving driveways or side streets.

If there are any questions, please contact the Lincoln Street Department at 217-732-4655.       

Micro Surfacing 2021

Below you will find the schedule for the Union Street Project.  Please note that this schedule can, and will, change as a result of a number of factors that are out of control of the contractors, engineers, and city.  If you have any questions, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2021 Resurfacing Project Getting Underway This Week

Beginning Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM the resurfacing project will begin.  Contractors will start with the Hot in Place Recycling by heating, removing, and replacing the asphalt on target streets. This work will begin Thursday and should be completed by Saturday. Contractors will begin on Wyatt Ave between Sheridan and Ladue Streets. This section of street will temporarily close while the work is completed. Traffic should use Decatur St as a detour route. Once they finish with Wyatt Ave they will proceed to Elm St between Woodlawn and 10th St, from there they will go to Nicholson Rd to Ottawa and Ottawa to Keokuk St.

Expect to see intermittent street closures and restricted lanes. Although we do not have a definite schedule, the second step of micro surfacing these streets and others should begin next week. Please avoid these streets while work is taking place, if you have to travel in the area please use extreme caution and obey all traffic control signs and Flagger personnel.

If there are any questions, please contact the Lincoln Street Department at 217-732-4655.      Micro Surfacing 2021

Last year, Lincoln Police Department personnel responded to more than 6,105 requests for assistance from criminal investigations to mental health crisis interventions to school security and animal complaints. Officers also generate activity which involves traffic stops, school checks, business checks, and other community relations which pushes our activity over 10,000 last year during COVID.  To maintain a consistent and professional response, the department relies on comprehensive, up-to-date policies.

 

Recently, the Lincoln Police Department was recognized by the Lexipol Connect program for achieving Gold level for consistently and effectively disseminating policies to officers, issuing timely policy updates as laws change, and ensuring officers are trained on policies. Lexipol is the nation’s leading content, policy and training platform for public safety agencies; the Connect program tracks Lincoln Police Department performance on five metrics proven to measure success in policy management.

 

“Policy – and regularly training on policy – is crucial to the success of our department. We are proud to be recognized by Lexipol Connect for continuously improving professionalism and safety,” says Chief of Police Paul Adams. 

 

Lincoln Police Department’s excellence in policy and policy training enhances community safety by ensuring consistent, effective response based on national best practices.

  

“This recognition signifies that the Lincoln Police Department is dedicated to their mission of protecting and serving the community by consistently striving to remain up-to-date on vital policies and training. I commend all department personnel on this accomplishment and sincerely thank them for their commitment to their profession and for proudly serving our community”, says Acting Mayor Tracy Welch.

 

For more information, visit lincolnil.gov or www.lexipol.com.

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