Governor Dave Heineman and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert made the announcement during a Tuesday morning news conference
Mayor Stothert says the $6.4 million coming from the state will help expidite projects that had already been planned. The money is part of $21 million that was available after bids for other state roads projects came in below original estimates.
The state funds will be used on sections of state highways in Omaha. Stothert says, weather permitting, the work will be completed by the end of the year. "We are decades behind in road maintenance and reapair," Stothert says.
Stothert says she plans to add another $750-thousand to the 2014 budget for street projects. Heineman says up to $6 million in additional funding could be available to the City in 2015.
Here is a list of the projects that will completed this year with the state money.
U.S. Highway 6 (Dodge St.) from 52nd to Turner Blvd.
U.S. Highway 6 (Douglas St.) 9th to 24th St.
Nebraska Highway 64 (Maple St.) from 90th to 102nd St.
Nebraska Highway 64 (Cuming St.) 30th to 46th St.
U.S. Highway 75 (30th St.) Fort St. to Whitmore St.
U.S. Highway 75 (Mckinley St.) 30th to 48th St.
Nebraska Highway 85 (84th St.) Q St. to Harrison St.
U.S. Highway 275 (Industrial Rd.) eastbound 151st to 144th St.
U.S. Highway 275 (L St.) eastbound 131st to 126th St.
U.S. Highway 275 (L St.) I-80 to 108th St.
U.S. Highway 275 (L St.) 33rd St. to Dahlman Ave.