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Elevated West Dodge Expressway to temporarily close overnight for several nights

A heads up for drivers next week.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 2:23 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A major road will be closed during the overnight hours as crews conduct transmission line work next week.

According to Omaha Public Power District (OPPD), the Elevated West Dodge Expressway will be closed between 10 p.m and 5 a.m. from Tuesday, May 17, to Thursday, May 19th.

OPPD says one eastbound lane and at least two westbound lanes will remain open on lower West Dodge, under the expressway. Crews will work with the Nebraska Department of Transportation during the closure.

The closure is for a transmission line project that involves the relocation of lines that cross the West Dodge Expressway.

“In order to ensure reliable delivery of electricity services to our customer-owners, Omaha Public Power District conducts periodic inspections, maintenance and repair of our power lines, as needed,” a written statement from OPPD read. “Occasionally, maintenance work may include relocation, removal and/or modification of existing transmission lines.”

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