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(April 5, 2019)

Since our first pothole repair report on March 29, we continue to make significant progress on repairs.  Over the past seven days (March 29-April 4), the number of pothole reports declined, and the number of repairs increased.  This is going in the right direction.   Several factors are helping us make rapid repairs:  we paid Omni $4,000 to open its asphalt plant on March 18, three weeks early, so we can buy hot asphalt, the number of private contractor crews is consistently 9-10 each day, and we had only one rainy day this week that affected the work schedule.

MARCH 29-APRIL 4

REPORTED POTHOLES: 5,772*

POTHOLES REPAIRED: 7,445 

ASPHALT USED:  1,044 TONS

 

MARCH 18-27

REPORTED POTHOLES: 7,407*

POTHOLES REPAIRED: 5,550

ASPHALT USED:  775 TONS

*This includes every reported location, even locations reported multiple times, so the actual number is much lower.

 

The repair estimate is based on the amount of asphalt used and the average size of repaired potholes (3’ x 3’ x 8” deep).

We are using this estimate because pothole reports are bundled into work orders for scheduled repairs.  A work order can be one pothole, or a street with multiple potholes, so this estimate is the most accurate number.

Pothole reports should be made to the Mayor’s Hotline 402-444-5555, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or omahahotline.com.

Thank you to our Street Maintenance staff.  These employees are making a difference and their tireless work is appreciated.

This week, we also determined our preliminary expenses for the first quarter of 2019 for street maintenance services which includes snow and ice removal and street repairs. We have spent approximately $1 million in employee overtime, $2.5 million for private contractors that plowed snow, and $2.5 million in salt (January-March). 

During the week March 29-April 4, we worked at these locations: 

 

BEDFORD AVE: 30TH TO JOHN CREIGHTON 

BLACKWELL DRIVE: STONY BROOK TO “Q”

BLAIR HIGH ROAD

CALIFORNIA: 98TH TO 102ND

CENTER: 32ND TO 36TH

CENTER: 42ND TO 84TH 

FARNAM STREET: 8TH TO 10TH

FARNAM STREET: 120TH TO BURKE BLVD

FONTENELLE BLVD:  RADIAL HIGHWAY TO AMES

FORT STREET: FONTENELLE TO 52ND

GROVER: 60TH TO 72ND

HAPPY HOLLOW BLVD

INDIAN HILLS: 84TH TO 90TH

“F” STREET: 132ND TO 138TH 

JACKSON STREET: 16TH TO 19TH  

“L” STREET: 42ND TO 60TH

MAPLE: 45TH TO 52ND

MERCY ROAD: 67TH TO 78TH

MILITARY: 99TH TO 108TH

MISSOURI AVENUE: 13TH TO 20TH

PACIFIC STREET: 72ND TO BEVERLY DRIVE

PACIFIC STREET:  153RD TO BOB BOOZER

PACIFIC STREET: BOB BOOZER TO APPLIED PARKWAY

PACIFIC STREET: APPLIED PARKWAY TO 156TH

PARK AVE: LEAVENWORTH TO WOOLWORTH

RIVERFRONT DRIVE

ROSE BLUMKIN DRIVE 

ROUNDUP ROAD/SKYLINE PASS

“Q” STREET: 36TH TO 38TH

SADDLE CREEK: DODGE TO LEAVENWORTH

ST. MARY’S AVENUE AT 25TH

STORZ EXPRESSWAY

SORENSEN PARKWAY

WEST DODGE FRONTAGE ROAD-WEST OF 156TH

WEST MAPLE ROAD: 144TH TO 204th

WESTERN: 52ND TO 84TH

13th STREET: VINTON TO INTERSTATE 80

20TH STREET: BURT TO CASS

22ND STREET: LOCUS TO PINKNEY

24TH STREET: MARTHA TO VINTON  

24th STREET FRANKLIN TO CUMING

30TH STREET:  LAKE TO CUMING

30TH STREET: CUMING TO CHICAGO

36TH STREET: LEAVENWORTH TO CENTER

40TH STREET: LEAVENWORTH TO MARCY

42ND & FONTENELLE 

42ND STREET:  FONTENELLE TO REDMAN

42nd STREET: SOPRENSEN TO NEWPORT

45TH STREET: LEAVENWORTH TO CENTER 

52ND STREET: MIAMI TO AMES

52ND STREET: WESTERN TO DODGE

60TH STREET: LAUREL TO BROWNE

60TH STREET: MAPLE TO CORBY

69TH STREET: WESTERN TO DODGE

72ND STREET:  MERCY TO “F”

72ND STREET: SORENSEN TO AMES

72ND STREET: INTERSTATE 680 TO LAKE CUNNINGHAM DRIVE

78TH STREET: BLAIR HIGH TO CROWN POINT

90TH STREET:  FORT TO MAPLEWOOD

90TH STREET: INDIAN HILLS TO PACIFIC  

90TH STREET: MAPLEWOOD TO BLAIR HIGH

120TH STREET:  CENTER TO “L”

132ND STREET:  DODGE TO MAPLE

138TH STREET: Q TO HARRISON

144TH STREET: INDUSTRIAL TO “Q”

157TH & PACIFIC

168TH STREET:  “H” TO CENTER

168TH STREET: PACIFIC TO HARRISON

180TH STREET AT FRANCES

180TH STREET AT SHADOW RIDGE DRIVE

Next week, April 8-12 is National Work Zone Awareness Week.  This is the 20th anniversary of the event. The goals of the annual campaign are to promote safety as the spring road construction season begins and raise awareness for caution while driving through work zones to decrease fatalities and injuries.

In 2017, Omaha Public Works employee Sal Fidone was hit and killed while working on a pothole repair crew.  Last week, an employee of B & W Company, a city contractor, was seriously injured when a driver hit a pickup truck carrying flashing arrow warning signs. The impact pinned the employee against the equipment. 

We urge all drivers to use caution when driving though work zones.

The attached Public Service Announcement was produced in 2017 following Mr. Fidone’s death and is available for use on your websites and social media.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CtBwAYKRezzwb1qRkCONOosA157yF5Hg/view

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