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(February 16, 2018)

Mayor Jean Stothert announced an aggressive 2018 street resurfacing program in the State of the City speech Friday. 58 projects are on the initial schedule.

Funding for these projects comes from multiple sources including the gas tax, vehicle registration fees, general obligation bonds and sewer revenue.

“Citizens tell us they want us to work faster to fix our aging infrastructure, and we’re listening,” said Mayor Stothert. “In just the last five years, we have doubled the street resurfacing budget.” 

Contracts have already been awarded for 15 major street projects bid last fall by the State of Nebraska.  Those contracts have been awarded and work is scheduled to begin in April.  (MAPA 5059 (1) ) The total cost is $3.9 million.

2018 MAPA 5059 (1) Major Street Resurfacing

The State of Nebraska will also bid and award contracts for 19 additional major street projects.  (MAPA 5044(7) ) These projects are budgeted for $5.8 million

2018 MAPA 5044 (7) Major Street Resurfacing

The City of Omaha will bid the remaining 24 projects, including major and residential streets.  The City Council will award the contracts.  (2018 Residential/Major)  This work is also budgeted for $5.8 million. This work is expected to begin this summer.

2018 Residential Major Street Resurfacing

All projects are selected based on traffic volume, history of maintenance and related costs, current or upcoming utility work, and the condition of the street using the PASER (Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating) rating system.  PASER is a national average developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Transportation Information Center.  PASER uses a 1-10 scale to rate the street condition, 1=failed, 10=excellent.  The average PASER rating is 7.8 for major, secondary and connector streets in Omaha.  Streets with a PASER rating of 4 or lower are prioritized for resurfacing.

In addition to asphalt resurfacing, Mayor Stothert has budgeted $600,000 to continue the brick street repair program.

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