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Lincoln, Neb. -- If you're traveling downtown, watch out for traffic on P Street.
Traffic is now narrowed down to just two lanes as the major P Street construction project is now underway.
"An area that we can make an inviting, vibrant pedestrian district with its strong retail and entertainment background with its business mix," said Todd Ogden with the Downtown Lincoln Association.
That's the hope in this nearly $5 million dollar project. The money mostly came from leftover TIF funds.
"It's really the spine [P Street] that connects downtown with the historic Haymarket and antelope valley on the east," said Ogden.
The goal here is to increase the amount of sidewalk space on both sides of "P" Street from 11th Street to Centennial Mall.
"Really going to make it much more pedestrian friendly," said Ogden.
By doing that, construction crews will decrease the lane width to make room for the expanded sidewalks. And most of the paring will be parallel and the project will add more greenery, benches, hoping to allure more people to walk, shop and eat on the street.
"When we enhance that we really put priority to the pedestrians and that's something we've been wanting to do for a long time," said Ogden.
However this project doesn't come without some setbacks.
"I think as far as increasing foot traffic, we'll have to wait and see on that," said Gary Haun who's a barber at the Captains Chair along "P" Street.
"I've never once had a customer come in here and say I really wished the sidewalks were wider," said Haun.
Overall though Haun thinks the project will be a good thing for Lincoln.
"I think over time it will be fine...in the short term it will obvious hurt business by taking away parking," said Haun.
This project is expected to last until August 2014.