Neighbors Call Street Baghdad Road

Bill Kirby describes driving on the street near his home as “worse than being on the moon.”

About two blocks of 105th street in Omaha looks like a war zone. Teresa Kirby said, “It looks like its been bombed.” It’s horrible.”

Neighbors said the city has been patching and re-patching the street for five years and its time to rebuild it. Omaha’s Construction Engineer said the city has plans to do just that if money is available after winter expenses. Tim O’Bryan said by the end of March he’ll have a better idea how much the city spent on snow removal and pot hole repairs this harsh winter. That will affect the amount of money the city has for resurfacing projects like 105th street.

O’Bryan said, “It’s definitely a priority on our list and would be one of the first ones we get to. Right now I’m anticipating early to mid-summer.”

A funding domino affect will play a part. The city has applied for a second round of federal stimulus money for repairs on major streets. If approved those funds would pay for large projects and free up city money to move into Neighborhood street resurfacing like 105th from Manderson to Spaulding.

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