ZaEry wrote:RockHarbor wrote:I have a Omaha master plan map that has color-coated strips on all the roads, showing what they plan to do. Yes, from that map, I knew that 180th & 144th were planned to be major 6-lane N-S roads eventually (and you can sense that on 144th, the sides & center medians are so unbelievably wide). In this moment, I also wonder if West Maple Road is set up to be 6-lanes eventually? I need to refer back to that map.
That original list (at the start of this thread) shows 'Q' being widened from 180th to 192nd in 2017. That project is being done now. They've made a lot of progress on that. I wonder why they moved that forward?
I cannot wait for Harrison to be done all the way to 204th. I think West Omaha is much more attractive & "city feeling" when the major road grid through the suburbs are all wide streets with medians. It feels more like planned & perfect Phoenix suburbia, or Highlands Ranch (Denver suburbia), or something. (For example, West Blondo feels so much better to me now.) I hate narrow, little roads with subdivisions strung along them for miles & miles -- grassy ditches, no sidewalks, no light poles, waiting & waiting & waiting for a wider urban road.
I saw on the 2040 MAPA that West Maple Road will also be 6-lanes all the way to 204th St.
Thanks for letting me know. I hadn't checked on that yet... I could just tell, basically, because when you are driving west on it, towards Elkhorn, West Maple is so wide & spacious (including the wide center median). It appears to me, instead of stringing more freeways around (like Phoenix), the city plans to handle future traffic volume with choosing core existing routes to widen with 6 or more lanes. That make sense.