South 24th about to lose a lane

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South 24th about to lose a lane

Postby HR Paperstacks » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:10 am

South 24th about to lose a lane

A four-lane stretch of South 24th Street coming out of downtown Omaha is about to go on a "road diet."

The City of Omaha won a $1.2 million grant from the Nebraska Department of Roads to take a four-lane street down to three lanes between Leavenworth and L Streets. The extra space would be given over to dedicated bike lanes and nicer sidewalks along the stretch.

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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:14 am

Interesting. Obviously this is a key route to Downtown from South Omaha, which I'm guessing is why they were able to get the grant. And wow, dedicated bike lanes and improved sidewalks all the way from South O to Downtown will be a HUGE improvement.

Also, 24th Street just south of Leavenworth is pretty desolate, so I wonder if the City means to target this area for infill development and revitalization.

The article also mentions "creation of a bicycle safety program aimed at people who ride in 'mixed traffic' areas." That is also intriguing.

All around, some pretty good news. I'm very happy to see that NDOR is a participant here, along with the City, MAPA, and Activate Omaha.
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Postby Seth » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:47 pm

Definitely an interesting project with the potential to make the area more attractive (both visually and for investment).  I could totally see the kinds of projects like the new one down on 10th st. being built here, joining up at Leavenworth with more infill similar to the new apartment building down the street.

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Postby iamjacobm » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:44 pm

Mention in the agenda for engineering services for the 24th St road diet.

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Re: South 24th about to lose a lane

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:12 am

Another mention in the agenda for this project.



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