(Omaha, NE) -- The city of Omaha announces the more than 50 street repair and resurfacing projects that are on the preliminary 2022 construction calendar.
The city says the list includes major streets, residential neighborhood streets, downtown streets and brick street restoration. Thirty projects are planned for major streets, including 13th Street from Frederick to Vinton, Bedford Avenue from 30th to 52nd, Woolworth Avenue from 24th Street to 36th, Military Avenue from NW Radial to Maple, and Regency Parkway at the West Dodge interchange, which is already underway.
Major street projects are funded with a combination of Street Preservation and Street Allocation Funds. Neighborhood residential streets, downtown streets, brick street restoration projects and reconstruction projects on I Street between I-80 and 102nd Street, and Old Dodge between 84th Street and 84" (road between Methodist and Children's Hospitals) totaling approximately $37 million will be paid from the Street Preservation Fund. The Fund was created in May, 2020, following voter approval of a $200 million bond issue to increase the number of road repair projects across the city. In the first 18 months of the program, more than $80 million has been spent on concrete replacement, asphalt resurfacing and brick street restoration for a total of 506 lane miles.
“Two years ago, we proposed one of the most aggressive proposals ever to repair Omaha's aging streets. This program is making the difference we expected, and promised,” said Mayor Jean Stothert. “Our infrastructure must match our city's potential to create an environment for growth and development.”
Voters also approved a levy increase to pay for repairs, but the increase has not been implemented. The city says lower than expected bids for 2022 projects may allow for additional projects this year.
The full 2022 project list can be found here.