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2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby HR Paperstacks » Tue May 05, 2015 9:00 pm

2015 NDOR Projects Impacting Metro Interstate and Expressway System Projects

One thing interesting I noticed when looking through this is that they are going to restripe the southbound C-D road at Center and L to make them two lanes through.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby MTO » Tue May 05, 2015 9:35 pm

Bet they installed them wide enough knowing they'll have to increase bandwidth eventually.

Those overhead shots show just how much room those road complexes waist. I like William's idea of installing solar farms in the between spaces b
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby daveoma » Wed May 06, 2015 11:58 pm

I'm glad there's no mention in here of any new freeways or the beltway. I hope they spend that money on mass transit.
So which of the road projects laid out by NDIR do you all think is needed most?

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby MTO » Thu May 07, 2015 7:21 am

The beltway by MAPA l-r
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby MTO » Thu May 07, 2015 7:25 am

It's nice to seem them take care of what we already have. Kind of a tock in the tick tock cycle. I was looking at the new 75-29 bridge kind of stupid they didn't make it unlimited access.
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby Bomaha » Thu May 07, 2015 1:22 pm

I am still thinking that eventually Hwy 370 could be turned into limited access freeway, at least from Hwy 75 to I80. Would it be difficult? Uhh, yeah, but I think it is necessary, especially for local traffic. All through traffic would go down to the Platteview Freeway. Yes, I realize there would be NIMBYs everywhere, but sometimes life sucks.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby skinzfan23 » Thu May 07, 2015 2:53 pm

Having a limited access highway, whether it be 370 or on Plattview is definitely needed. Hwy 370 can get very backed up at times and once it starts filling in even more, it will make traffic a bottleneck. In fact, I wonder if something isn't changed, will they lower the speed limit from its current 55 mph?

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby michaelsjewel » Sat May 09, 2015 12:06 pm

Platteview is already connected to 29 - it makes sense with the growth in Sarpy county to have Platteview extended through to 80 as a freeway. And then extend it up to meet with 275/hwy6 where dodge turns towards Fremont. I think 370 is already too developed for it to make sense to turn that into a freeway and it doesn't go across to 29 in Iowa like Platteview does.

This way, we bring freeway access to Springfield and Gretna by having a partial loop (at least for now until the funding comes along to bring it up to Bennington and finish at 680 (by hwy 36?)
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby MTO » Sat May 09, 2015 12:30 pm

Correct which makes me wonder why the flip aren't obtaining ROW now...
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby michaelsjewel » Sat May 09, 2015 1:43 pm

MTO wrote:Correct which makes me wonder why the flip aren't obtaining ROW now...


My guess is it's not in this year's budget - but it is planned to actually be done. Also, they seem to be more focused on making Lincoln's beltway happen, even though Omaha needs it too.
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby MTO » Sat May 09, 2015 5:17 pm

Well if they keep jacking around they'll just have to suffer the consequences eventually. Nebraska always seamed half-assed about provisioning.
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby iamjacobm » Tue May 12, 2015 9:35 pm

michaelsjewel wrote:Platteview is already connected to 29 - it makes sense with the growth in Sarpy county to have Platteview extended through to 80 as a freeway. And then extend it up to meet with 275/hwy6 where dodge turns towards Fremont. I think 370 is already too developed for it to make sense to turn that into a freeway and it doesn't go across to 29 in Iowa like Platteview does.

This way, we bring freeway access to Springfield and Gretna by having a partial loop (at least for now until the funding comes along to bring it up to Bennington and finish at 680 (by hwy 36?)


The Plattview plan I can get behind, but I really don't see much of a need to loop NW Omaha.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby michaelsjewel » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:16 pm

$450M boost will fuel Nebraska's expressway system
http://journalstar.com/legislature/m-bo ... d8e77.html

plans to complete the expressway system between fremont and norfolk (which overall connects to the metro)
mentions also the south beltway is paid for already by build nebraska act

where's the mention of a south and west beltway for Omaha?
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby daveoma » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:46 pm

I think the 75 extension down to Nebraska city is a very good thing. Drivers coming from KC and further south won't be required to use I-29. Hopefully it'll be good for tourism in Nebraska City and Plattsmouth.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby Brad » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:46 pm

daveoma wrote:I think the 75 extension down to Nebraska city is a very good thing. Drivers coming from KC and further south won't be required to use I-29. Hopefully it'll be good for tourism in Nebraska City and Plattsmouth.


They started on the new Highway 75 / Highway 34 interchange bridge about a month ago.
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby RockHarbor » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:27 pm

Thanks for posting this. I was noticing them tearing away at a bridge on that I-80/I-680 interchange yesterday. It seems like not much time goes by before they are at that interchange again.

If you like freeway/engineering projects (I do to an extent, as I like bridges and stuff and freeway designs), you should check out the new design that finally just opened on Dallas' LBJ freeway loop (on the north side of town). That area (including the Galleria area), having snarling traffic already, was torn-up for years while they redid it all. When I was down there in 2013, it was a mess. Anyways, thought I would simply mention it here. It really is awesome what they did, imo.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpor ... te-them.ec
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby Brad » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:57 pm

RockHarbor wrote:I was noticing them tearing away at a bridge on that I-80/I-680 interchange yesterday. It seems like not much time goes by before they are at that interchange again.


I believe that's all repair work. They did a couple other bridges in that area last summer.
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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby daveoma » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:02 pm

RockHarbor wrote:Thanks for posting this. I was noticing them tearing away at a bridge on that I-80/I-680 interchange yesterday. It seems like not much time goes by before they are at that interchange again.

If you like freeway/engineering projects (I do to an extent, as I like bridges and stuff and freeway designs), you should check out the new design that finally just opened on Dallas' LBJ freeway loop (on the north side of town). That area (including the Galleria area), having snarling traffic already, was torn-up for years while they redid it all. When I was down there in 2013, it was a mess. Anyways, thought I would simply mention it here. It really is awesome what they did, imo.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpor ... te-them.ec



I love this quote from the Fox 4 website: “We’ve taken that 50-year-old infrastructure and we’ve brought in into the 21st century." I weep for the 21st century.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby RockHarbor » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:57 pm

daveoma wrote:
RockHarbor wrote:Thanks for posting this. I was noticing them tearing away at a bridge on that I-80/I-680 interchange yesterday. It seems like not much time goes by before they are at that interchange again.

If you like freeway/engineering projects (I do to an extent, as I like bridges and stuff and freeway designs), you should check out the new design that finally just opened on Dallas' LBJ freeway loop (on the north side of town). That area (including the Galleria area), having snarling traffic already, was torn-up for years while they redid it all. When I was down there in 2013, it was a mess. Anyways, thought I would simply mention it here. It really is awesome what they did, imo.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpor ... te-them.ec



I love this quote from the Fox 4 website: “We’ve taken that 50-year-old infrastructure and we’ve brought in into the 21st century." I weep for the 21st century.


I'm not following that... Why do you weep? Didn't you not like it, or something?
"Crossroads Village" down the street from "Aksarben Village?" Does "Crossroads" have any meaning to people 20 and under? "Dodge At 72nd" is a type name I like better, drawing from the excitement of the iconic, special Omaha intersection. My $.02.

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Re: 2015 Interstate & Expressway Projects

Postby daveoma » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:20 pm

RockHarbor wrote:
daveoma wrote:
RockHarbor wrote:Thanks for posting this. I was noticing them tearing away at a bridge on that I-80/I-680 interchange yesterday. It seems like not much time goes by before they are at that interchange again.

If you like freeway/engineering projects (I do to an extent, as I like bridges and stuff and freeway designs), you should check out the new design that finally just opened on Dallas' LBJ freeway loop (on the north side of town). That area (including the Galleria area), having snarling traffic already, was torn-up for years while they redid it all. When I was down there in 2013, it was a mess. Anyways, thought I would simply mention it here. It really is awesome what they did, imo.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpor ... te-them.ec



I love this quote from the Fox 4 website: “We’ve taken that 50-year-old infrastructure and we’ve brought in into the 21st century." I weep for the 21st century.


I'm not following that... Why do you weep? Didn't you not like it, or something?

I weep because I don't want the 21st century to be a continuation of the age of the automobile. This is too much land, too many cars, and too much pollution. There are plenty of friendly Texans but there is an immense amount of arrogance in that quote...arrogance is of course a Texan stereotype. I really would've like to see the money spent on a more creative solution to traffic gridlock.


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