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Omaha World Herald

The parents of four Gretna teenagers who died in a crash last year have filed a tort claim against Sarpy County, alleging that the design of the road where the crash occurred contributed to their deaths. A tort claim is the first step a private citizen must take before suing the government. The Omaha World-Herald reports the girls' parents argue the county road south of Omaha near the crash site, and a guard rail along the road, were negligently designed, constructed and maintained.

Hundreds of millions of dollars in street repairs are coming to Omaha.  Voters in Omaha approved measures during yesterday's primary election that will allow the city to issue 200-million-dollars in bonds for street repairs.  The bond issue will generate an additional 40-million-dollars-per-year for street repairs over the next five years.  The first road projects to be funded by the bonds are expected to start this summer.

Street Proposal Goes Before Council

Jan 29, 2020

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's proposed 200-million-dollar bond is being considered by the City Council.  The bond proposal calls for 75-million-dollars per year to be spent on road repairs.  Stothert says if the bond is approved, the owner of a 100-thousand-dollar home would pay about 26-dollars in year in property taxes.  The City Council will hold a public hearing on the bond next Tuesday.

Mayor Stothert Proposes Street Improvement Bond

Jan 24, 2020

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert proposes a 200-million dollar bond for street improvements.  Stothert announced the plan Thursday morning, saying city streets have been under-funded for too long.  Stothert says the bond would cost property owners about 35 dollars per 100-thousand dollars of property value a year.  She wants Omaha residents to vote on the bond in May.


Construction Grant Made Official

Nov 13, 2019

A multi-million dollar grant for an Omaha road project is made official.  The 17-million-dollar grant is part of 900-million-dollars in transportation grants announced yesterday by the Trump Administration.  Money from the grant will used to upgrade 120th Street from Stonegate Drive to Roanoke Boulevard with new sidewalks.  The road will also be converted into a four-lane divided highway, and construction will start next May.


Dodge Street Slowdowns Expected

Oct 24, 2019

More traffic slow-downs are coming to Dodge Street.  Crews broke ground yesterday on an Omaha Rapid Bus Transit system station near 33rd and Dodge streets.  Officials say part of a traffic lane and sidewalk at the intersection will be closed during construction.

(Undated, IA)  --  Construction on the flood damaged part of Interstate-29 in southwest Iowa is underway.  The Iowa Department of Transportation says it's working to repair a stretch of the interstate from U.S. Highway 34 all the way to the Missouri border and it plans to have it back open by June.  Updates on construction are available on the Iowa DOT website.