City maps out upgrades for Omaha's 124-year-old boulevard system
Vehicles travel toward Leavenworth Street on Turner Boulevard shortly before sunrise in Omaha.
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am
Decades ago it was possible to take a slow, winding drive through the east side of Omaha without having to leave the city's tree-lined boulevard system.
Much of the 124-year-old system remains intact, its grand houses and meandering green stretches still popular spots for walkers and cyclists. But after years of development and wear and tear — not to mention the construction of highways that sliced through several neighborhoods — the boulevards are in need of some extra care.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am.