After four years of planning, reworking and getting approvals, developers say they expect to start work this year on a 130-unit student housing project in Davis.

Lincoln40, northeast of where East Olive Drive meets Hickory Lane, is targeted to open before the fall 2020 school year at nearby University of California Davis.

“We’re relieved, and we’re happy to be able to provide new inventory to a constrained market,” said Paul Gradeff, managing director of Truckee-based developer HighBridge…