City Of Omaha
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
Roadway improvements are being planned for 72nd Street, between F Street and just south of I-80, which serves as a vital connection for commuters and industrial businesses in the area. In addition to deteriorating bridge conditions, current traffic volumes indicate that this corridor is over capacity during peak hours and traffic volumes will continue to increase over time. Improvements are needed to improve capacity and safety, and decrease congestion.
As the existing bridge is reaching the end of its useful life, proposed improvements include replacing the existing bridges with a wider and lower maintenance bridge, or bridges, to accommodate three lanes of traffic in each direction with a sidewalk on the east side. Bridges will be built on the existing alignment.
During construction, detours may be necessary. The Project team is in the process of finalizing the details of the detour route and area stakeholders will be contacted before construction begins.
Michael Kleffner, P.E.
Project Manager, City of Omaha