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(July 24, 2019)

As work on the Riverfront Revitalization Project progresses eastward, access to South 8th Street will be limited in the coming days followed by a semi-permanent closure throughout the remainder of construction at the Gene Leahy Mall.

The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) Tri-Park Complex, LLC would like to make the public aware that the following restrictions will soon take effect:

Friday July 26: 8th Street between Douglas and Farnam Streets will temporarily close from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM for pedestrian bridge removal.

Monday August 5: 8th Street between Douglas and Farnam Streets will be closed until Gene Leahy Mall reopens in 2021 This closure will also impact access to the CHI Health Center Omaha Lot A.  During the remainder of construction, use Capitol Avenue to access Riverfront Drive, which connects to the entrance of Lot A.

Additionally, Heartland of America Park is scheduled to close late this fall with construction beginning in early 2020. More information will be available when a definite date is determined.

The Gene Leahy Mall renovation is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Heartland of America Park and the Lewis & Clark Landing will be the final phases, reopening in 2023.

Construction and project updates can be found at www.riverfrontrevitalization.com.  

Questions may be referred to the MECA Riverfront Hotline at (402) 599-6565 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the Mayor’s Hotline at (402) 444-5555 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

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