City Of Omaha
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
The City of Omaha has completed a corridor study that analyzed the feasibility of permanently converting Farnam Street to a continuous two-way, all-day street from Happy Hollow Blvd to Saddle Creek. As a part of this study, the potential need for improvements to the intersections of 50th and Farnam and 52nd and Farnam was further analyzed. It was determined that it was not feasible to convert Farnam Street to a two-way, all-day street without improvements at these two intersections. Without reconstruction, important improvements to safety and a minimum standard for operations could not be achieved.
The final stage of study was a public meeting held on April 25, 2022 and a corresponding public comment period. The main takeaway from the comments received was that safety and slowing traffic was a priority to the public. Safety is also the top priority of the City. Based upon the study’s analysis of existing crash history and future traffic operations, as well as comments received from the public, the construction of roundabouts at the intersections of 50th and Farnam and at 52nd and Farnam has been selected as the preferred option.
Eliminate red light running (nearly 50% of all crashes at these two intersections involved vehicles running red lights.)
Thank you to all who attended the public meeting and provided input during the public outreach portion of this project. The City of Omaha values your opinions.
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