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168th Street - West Center Road to Q Street (OPW 50417)

About the Project

168th Street between West Center Street and Q Street is planned to be reconstructed to a four-lane roadway divided by a median. The existing two-lane roadway is at capacity and often experiences delays during the peak hours. Improvements in this project include a new roadway with curb and gutter, enclosed storm sewer, sidewalks, retaining walls, noise walls, bridge over Zorinsky Lake and traffic signals. Improving safety for all transportation users, enhancing traffic operations, decreasing peak hour congestion, and improving drainage control are the primary benefits of the project.

The City anticipates beginning reconstruction work in early 2023. Utility relocations and other prep work may occur prior to the start of the project.

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Project Schedule


Project Updates

April 5, 2024
168th Street will be shut down overnight  April 8th thru April 12th.  The closure will start at 9pm each night and end at 6am each morning.  Barricades will be pulled so normal traffic is uninterrupted during the day. The closure is the result of OPPD erecting new poles along the stretch at the bridge.
February 22, 2024
The intersection of 168th Street & Ehlers Street will be closed after 9 AM on Tuesday, February 27.  The closure will last for three weeks.
February 14, 2024
Beginning Thursday, February 15, 2024 traffic will be switched entirely head to head on the new southbound lanes of 168th Street.  The new traffic pattern will be in effect until later this year.
November 27, 2023
Effective today, November 27, 2023, Ontario Street at 168th Street will be closed for one week.
October 17th, 2023
Patterson Drive at 168th Street is currently closed for reconstruction.  Residents living west of 168th Street at this location are advised to use Orchard Avenue as their alternative route to the neighborhood.
July 27, 2023
Beginning Monday, July 31st, the intersections of Ontario and Patterson Drive will be closed to traffic for approximately 2 weeks for paving activities and storm sewer work.
June 23, 2023
Wednesday,  June 28, and Thursday, June 29th, 2023 beginning at 10 PM each night and concluding each morning at 6 AM, the 168th Street bridge will be closed to all through traffic. The closure is to allow for demolition work by Hawkins Construction.
June 22, 2023
Beginning Monday, June 26 Rolling Ridge intersection at 168th Street will be closed for 8 hours to accommodate work by Hawkins Construction. The intersection will be reopened by the end of the same day on June 26th.
June 22, 2023 
Beginning Monday, June 26th and through Friday, June 30th 168th Street at Patterson Drive will be closed to allow for noise wall work to take place in and around the intersection.
May 9, 2023
Beginning Thursday, May 11 and through Friday, May 12, 168th Street between W. Center Road and Ontario Street will be under restricted conditions to allow Hughes Tree Service to remove trees in the area along the east side of 168th Street.  Flaggers will be used throughout the entire procedure to direct travel during tree removals.
April 18, 2023 
Beginning Friday, April 21st, 2023 at 10 PM, and concluding Saturday, April 22nd at 6 AM, the 168th Street bridge will be closed to all traffic. The closure is to allow for the removal of the barrier rail by Hawkins Construction.
March 29, 2023

March 24, 2023
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, and Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 168th Street at Patterson Drive will be closed between the hours of 9 AM - 3:30 PM to remove trees along 168th Street.  Local traffic will only be allowed north and south of this location during this time.
March 2023
February 2023
Notice of Information Meeting - View the Notice of Information Meeting
March 2022
Public Notification Construction Delay - View the Notification Postcard
July 2022
Effective July 6, 2022, 168th St between Ehlers Street and Rolling Ridge Road will be closed to through traffic.  This closure is to allow for utility relocation by OPPD and is anticipated to last approximately 6 weeks.


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Pre-Construction Meeting

The City of Omaha held a pre-construction meeting regarding construction of 168th Street - West Center Road to Q Street.  The meeting was held on March 2nd, 2023.  See below for information presented at the meeting.


June 2020 Notification
Draft Environmental Assessment - February 2017
Public Hearing - May 2017
Final Environmental Assessment - December 2017

 Contact Us

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  • To provide your input about a specific location within the project area, visit the City Map.


Troy Staroscik
Project Manager, Public Works Division 
City of Omaha

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Project Name: STPC-3811(1) 168th St., West Center - Q St., Omaha; C.N. 22209