OMAHA'S INSURANCE : CITY HOPES TO GUARANTEE CONGESTION RELIEF BEHIND NEW INTERSECTION

The logistical planning for the improvement of a 1.8-mile segment of Omaha, Nebraska’s heavily used West Dodge Road was highly complex and required many stages of planning and construction over a five year period. With a current traffic volume of 105,00 vpd and a projected 157,000 vpd by 2025, an overpass was required that needed not only three lanes in each direction but also hardscaping to somewhat beautify the new section of freeway. Constructors used a series of conventional steps in order to begin and proceed with this project including movable barriers to allow traffic to flow in three lanes in both directions during rush hour while performing more restrictive work at night and occasional directional closures when necessitated by more crucial roadwork. The final section of the article also describes the retrofit design of winter plumbing, which pumps antifreeze through a series of large pipes to road surfaces.

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    • Page range: pp 28-30, 32
  • Corporate Authors:

    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Meier, D
  • Publication Date: 2005-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01005510
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 1:57PM