Major Dodge Street Construction to Begin

Additional Project Details

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A busy stretch of Dodge Street is slated for eight weeks of construction beginning on Monday. It will stretch from 52nd Street to
Turner Boulevard. Plan your travels accordingly.

The $2.5 million project will require traffic changes and detours for motorists. Here's what to expect as things get started:

The first phase of work will consist of resurfacing the eastbound lanes of Dodge. Traffic will be transitioned into one lane in each direction on the north half of Dodge. Once the eastbound lanes are complete, traffic will be switched over to the new asphalt - one lane in each direction. Then the westbound lanes will be resurfaced.

Drivers will not be able to make left turns at the intersections involved. Left turns into businesses and driveways will be allowed when possible.

The city has designated alternate routes to help you navigate around the construction:

Dodge Construction

Eastbound Routes
  • Interstate 80 to Interstate 480
  • Center Street
  • Leavenworth Street
  • Farnam Street onto Harney
  • Cuming Street

Westbound Routes

  • Interstate 480 to 80
  • Center Street
  • St. Marys to Leavenworth
  • Farnam Street

Public Works Director Bob Stubbe said, "This project is long overdue. We resurfaced Dodge Street from 42nd Street to 50th in 1992. In 2004, we did 42nd Street to Turner Boulevard. This project makes repairs drivers have been asking for."

Mayor Jean Stothert said, "We have worked with contractors, METRO Transit and Omaha Police and Fire to take every precaution to make travel on Dodge Street safe during construction."

METRO Transit will detour buses away from the construction while the work is in progress.

"Starting today, Rider Alerts will be available on every bus so our passengers are aware of these temporary changes," said METRO Executive Director Curt Simon. Information will also be available on METRO's website.

The Dodge Street project is the first of 10 projects on state highways inside Omaha's city limits that were announced in July.

Dodge Detour

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