It looks like smooth sailing on the Interstate 80 system in Omaha.
No major projects that could cause detours or major traffic tie-ups are on the state of Nebraska's agenda for I-80 in Omaha for now, a Nebraska Department of Roads official said.
“We don't have anything on I-80 for this winter or next summer,'' said Tim Weander, an engineer with the District 2 office in Omaha.
However, he said, the Roads Department is planning these major projects during 2014:
» Adding a westbound lane on I-80 from the I-480/I-80 interchange west to 60th Street.
» Adding an eastbound lane on I-80 from 126th Street to 96th Street.
» Adding a northbound lane on I-680 from West Center Road through Pacific Street.
The aim of the projects, Weander said, is to ease congestion.
“We do have plans next summer to repair the pavement on I-680 from Fort Street to the Missouri River and to perform bridge work on eight sets of bridges,'' he said.
In summer 2013, the roads department will expand Nebraska Highway 133, also known as Blair High Road, from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway from Nebraska Highway 36 north for five miles, Weander said. The work is the second of three projects to Blair to increase the capacity of Highway 133.
Also next summer, he said, the roads department will begin reconstruction of the L Street stockyards bridge.
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