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72nd & D Street Bridges Project (OPW 52600)

About the Project

Roadway improvements are 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.
The project will be constructed in multiple phases. Due to the high volume of traffic within the corridor delays are expected and drivers will be encouraged to look for alternative routes.

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Project Schedule



Preliminary work for Phase 1 construction began on Monday, March 18th, 2024. During Phase 1, 72nd Street northbound will be closed at L Street for through traffic. See detour below. Local access to businesses between L Street and F Street will remain open. Closure will begin on April 1, 2024. Phase 1 construction is expected to last through the end of 2024.
Phase 2 construction is planned to begin in early 2025. During Phase 2, 72nd Street will have one lane open to traffic in each direction through the construction zone. Phase 2 construction is expected to last through the fall of 2025.
Carta de notificación


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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Everett Owen
Project Manager, Public Works Division
City of Omaha