Speed Limit Drop On Expressway

Drivers on a busy Omaha highway are seeing a reduced speed limit on the west edge of the city. Soon they’ll see why. The west Dodge expressway speed limit has been dropped from 65 to 55 for a two miles stretch.

That’s from 156th to 180th streets. State district engineer Tim Weander said next week milling off on an inch of concrete will begin in that area. That will be followed by resurfacing.

The speeds were reduced a few weeks ago due to nighttime construction on exits ramps. So while frustrated drivers might be wondering why the speed has been reduced, next week they’ll begin to see why. Weander said the lower speed limits will last through fall.

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