The CLEAN UP OMAHA program sites are scheduled for the following Saturdays:
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The newly developed Traffic Signal System Master Plan was recently approved by the Omaha City Council. This plan will integrate the entire traffic signal system network into a more seamless system and allow for a much needed upgrades to an aging system. A safe, efficient, and reliable transportation system is a vital component of a healthy and successful community. In Omaha, like many other cities, the level of safety, efficiency, and reliability is closely related to the performance of its traffic signal system. Traffic signals affect the lives of most citizens on a daily basis. While the green, yellow, red operation of the signals seems simplistic, it is an output of a complex system of computers, sensors, and communications that works in harmony to:
- Allow conflicting traffic movements to alternately pass through an intersection safely
- Efficiently progress traffic through a series of traffic signals to minimize congestion
- Allow pedestrians to safely cross busy streets
- Give priority to emergency vehicles, such as police cruisers, fire engines, and ambulances
In the City of Omaha, the Traffic Engineering Division of the Public Works Department is responsible for the planning, design, operation, and maintenance of the City’s 1,000 plus traffic signal system. While the Traffic Engineering Division conducts many other important functions, the content of this master plan is solely focused on the traffic signal system, including its infrastructure, functionality, and staff.
The goal of the this project is to develop a clear and flexible traffic signal system master plan that results in the right sized traffic signal system, providing value, improved safety, improved traffic operations, increased efficiency, and public support well into the future. This master plan can then be used to program projects, obtain funding, and upgrade the traffic signal system in a systematic and comprehensive manner over the next 10 years.
See the details of the Master Plan in the below link (Large file may take time to download: 28mb)
Beginning August 14, 2013, the Public Works Department will no longer distribute plans and specifications for City projects in paper format. Douglas County Purchasing and City of Omaha Public Works Departments will be distributing electronic documents through Quest CDN.
Electronic documents will help streamline and simplify the process and will save on costs for all parties. The Public Works Department is excited to offer this new system to our bidders and contractors.
Contractors will need to sign up for a free account at http://www.questcdn.com. At this web site, you will be able to browse all available projects or go directly to the project you want to download by using the project identification number given in the advertisement. This account can be created in advance, or the first time a bid packet is downloaded.
The cost to download bid packet documents will be $20.00 for most projects, payable through the Quest CDN web site. Upon request, you may obtain a bid packet on CD-ROM from the Public Works Department. The CD-ROM will be available at a cost of $50.00 (including shippin). These deposit amounts will have no refund associated with them.
As part of the sign-up process, contractors will be required to give a valid email address. This address will only be used to notify bidders of addenda or other information applicable to the project.