Mayor Jim Suttle is praising Omahans for their patience during the eight month widening project
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle stood near 144th and West Dodge today to highlight the completion of the project. From West Dodge to just south of Blondo, the street is now four lanes.
The city also added new storm sewers, sidewalks and bike trails. Next spring work will begin to widen 144th from Blondo to near West Maple. In the future, the same work will be done on 156th Street.
Suttle says when he took office three years ago potholes and snow removal were the main complaints his office received. He says those complaints have died down as the city continues to upgrade streets.
The current project cost $3.6 million and 80 percent of it was paid for with federal highway dollars. The city has also completed improvements on 48th Street from L to Q.