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(July 9, 2019)

Mayor Jean Stothert will hold a series of Town Hall meetings this month to gather input to develop the city’s first long-term road maintenance and rehabilitation plan.

”These public meetings will give citizens the opportunity to participate in the development of a maintenance and improvement plan that will greatly improve the safety and longevity of our streets and reduce annual maintenance costs,” said Mayor Stothert.

The Town Hall series, “A Road Map to Better Streets” will provide an overview of infrastructure needs, repair and maintenance, major construction projects, and current and future funding options. 

Mayor's Road Town Hall Presentation 

Omaha World-Herald Editorial

“Street repair and resurfacing have been one of our top priorities since I was elected in 2013. Each year we have increased the street maintenance budget, but we need to do much more,” said Mayor Stothert. “Citizen input and buy-in will be an important part of our planning process.”

City budgets for the last 10 years show the annual budget increases in road resurfacing:

2010: $2.8 million                           2015:  $7.3 million

2011: $3.9 million                           2016: $8.7 million

2012: $5.6 million                           2017: $10.7 million

2013: $6.6 million                           2018:   $11.7 million

2014: $6.9 million                           2019:   $12.2 million

Mayor Stothert’s 2020 budget, to be introduced to the City Council on July 23, will include another increase in the resurfacing budget. In addition, the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan includes approximately $320 million over the next 6 years for transportation projects, $66 million in 2019. The CIP lists capital projects that are funded with bonds.

TOWN HALL SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, July 16  4:30-6:00 pm  Saddlebrook Community Center  14850 Laurel Ave 
Thursday, July 18  5:00-6:30 pm The Venue at Highlander 75 North 2112 N. 30th Street
Friday, July 19  11:00am-12:30  The Salvation Army Kroc Center 2825 Y Street
Monday, July 22 6:30-8:00 pm Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center  6400 University Drive


Since taking office in 2013, Mayor Stothert has held 42 Town Hall meetings, seven each year in September and October.  A Fall Town Hall series schedule will be announced in September.

We welcome your feedback on the Road Map to Better Streets presentation. Public feedback will be used to develop an action plan. Please use This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to provide your opinion.

To report potholes or other concerns about specific locations please use the Mayor's Hotline at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., omahahotline.com or call 402-444-5555.

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