Omaha
1:21 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Two-mile stretch of Dodge Street in Omaha under construction starting next week

Drivers are urged to follow alternate routes as a two-mile stretch of Dodge Street in Omaha is resurfaced starting next week.

The $2.5 million project begins Monday. Both the east and west bound lanes from Turner Boulevard to 52nd Street will be resurfaced, with the eastbound lanes done first. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction during construction.

Construction Engineer Tim O’Bryan says the project is significant in its size and scope.

“This particular location of Dodge Street from 52nd Street to Turner Boulevard is roughly two miles. And the scope of the work is such that we’re trying to balance the safety and movement of traffic in and around the construction, as well as create an efficient construction area.”

The eastbound route detours are: I-80 to I-480, Center Street, Leavenworth Street, Farnam Street on to Harney, and Cuming Street.

Westbound detours are: I-480 to I-80, Center Street, Saint Mary’s to Leavenworth Streets, and Farnam Street.

The project will also change Metro transit routes. Alternate route information for bus service is posted at www.ometro.com.

The resurfacing project will take an estimated 8 weeks to complete.