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WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:The Omaha Public Works Department wants to take a closer look at options for rerouting the sharp S-curve that takes traffic off Dodge Street near Midtown Crossing.
The new route could mean a smoother curve for eastbound traffic heading from Dodge Street to Douglas Street.
But a study, which the City Council is being asked to approve Tuesday, also would consider the possibilities of building an overpass in the area around 30th Street or connecting a loop to a potential new bridge over Interstate 480.
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER wrote:Pfitzer said the new study would look at ways to route the street through the Walgreens property at 30th and Dodge, although he says it's unlikely that the city would buy out that property. The city is more likely to buy property between Walgreens and the Interstate.
In addition to looking at a new Douglas Street bridge over the Interstate, the study would consider the options of tearing out the current bridge or keeping the old Douglas Street bridge and turning it into a pedestrian bridge.