Bridge work to alter April traffic flow

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- If the weather provides a green light, metro motoring is in for an April twist.

Watch for alternating closures of northbound and southbound lanes on U.S. Highway 75 North Freeway from Hamilton to Douglas Streets during weekends in April. The closures are due to construction of a new private pedestrian bridge over US-75, between the US-75/Interstate 480 interchange and Burt Street.

Northbound lanes on US-75 will be closed Friday night, April 6 until Monday morning, April 9 and Friday night, April 20 until Monday morning, April 23.

Travelers driving north on 75 will be detoured off of 75 at the Harney/Dodge Street exit and will use northbound 28th Street to Dodge Street to northbound 30th Street to the Hamilton Street entrance ramp. The westbound I-480 ramp to northbound US-75 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured via 30th Street to the Hamilton Street entrance ramp.

Southbound lanes on 75 will be closed Friday night, April 13 until Monday morning, April 16 and Friday night, April 27 until Monday morning, April 30.

Travelers driving south on 75 will be detoured off at the Hamilton Street exit and will use Hamilton Street to 30th Street to reenter southbound 75 at the 30th Street entrance ramp located south of Cass Street. Traffic destined to eastbound I-480 will be detoured off the Hamilton Street exit ramp via 30th Street to Douglas Street.

All closures will begin at 10 p.m. each Friday and end at 6 a.m. each Monday.

The bridge is part of the redevelopment of the former Creighton University Medical Center site for use as apartments and retail. The new bridge will span from the southeast corner of the former CUMC campus on the west and align with the existing at-grade pedestrian mall on the Creighton University campus to the east.

Information about the project, including maps, can be found on NDOT’s website.