Government
1:30 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

$11.5 million in state funding going to five communities for road projects

The city of Omaha will receive $6 million in state funding for road maintenance and repairs.

Governor Dave Heineman announced Thursday morning that $11.5 million is going toward road repairs in five communities in fiscal year 2015, including Omaha and Lincoln. The money is part of a local-state partnership. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says the state money means local funds can be put toward other projects.

Much of the funding for Omaha will be used for repairs along Dodge Street. It also includes four projects on Military Avenue.

The city of Papillion will get $1.5 million for repairs on Washington Street.