192nd Street Improvements, Dodge Street to Pacific Street
Location: Omaha, NE
It has been the City of Omaha’s vision for the last 15 years to develop the farmland surrounding the intersection of Dodge Street and 192nd Street into an iconic western gateway to the city. In 2010, the $120 million Methodist Women’s Hospital opened on the northeast corner and in 2011, the 216-acre Lawrence Youngman Lake and park area opened on the northwest quadrant. Then in 2019, City Council approved private developers’ proposals for $1.5 billion in office, commercial, and residential projects on the southwest and southeast corners of 192nd and West Dodge. This new development required that 192nd Street be upgraded from the existing two-lane rural roadway into an urban thoroughfare with capacity to carry the projected increase in traffic.
The 192nd Street Improvements Project removed the existing rural roadway section and replaced it with a six-lane urban section and a 34-ft median, including drop lanes at the West Dodge access ramps. The new roadway was accompanied by sidewalks on both sides of 192nd Street, with a multi-use trail extending north along the west side of 192nd Street for a future connection to the West Dodge Interchange. A pedestrian crossing was installed at the new Farnam Street intersection to provide refuge in the wider median section. Storm sewer, retaining walls, and utilities were also constructed during this project to accommodate any future developments or expansion of the corridor.
Olsson Associates Inc
Douglas County, Nebraska, USA