Construction can be a headache, especially when it’s in a crowded area like downtown Omaha. Now, there’s some good news for drivers and pedestrians dealing with the construction along 10th Street.
According to Omaha construction engineer Tim O’Bryan, work on widening the 10th Street bridge between Douglas and Farnam started in December 2011. It was originally scheduled to take a year to complete and O’Bryan says crews are right on schedule. “It’s a tight corridor, we are just asking for people to be patient.”
For people like Carol Prine, who works nearby, the construction has been a nuisance. “It’s been going on for months and it can be loud and distracting at work. It’s difficult for traffic when you are trying to park and drive around the area.”
It can also be difficult for people running or walking in the area. You have to watch closely for vehicles and go around barricades. Stacy Demitrios often runs and drives in the area. “It’s going to improve things overall, so I’m happy to put up with it.”
More construction is scheduled on 10th Street for this Saturday, but that depends on the weather.