72nd & D Street Bridges Project (OPW 52600)

About the Project

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.

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Project Schedule


A public meeting was held on March 23, 2017 to present preliminary design and receive feedback from business/property owners, members of the public, and other interested stakeholders. See below for the materials presented at the meeting:

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Jeff Babcock, P.E.
Project Manager, Public Works Division
City of Omaha