City of Omaha

144th Street Improvements

Omaha, NE

A 1.6-mile-long section of 144th Street in the City of Omaha needed urban roadway improvements including a realignment of State Highway 50. Roads were upgraded from a two-lane rural to a four-lane divided urban section, with Omaha’s first triple left-turn lanes.

Benesch led the project team through the improvements of pavement, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, traffic signals, sidewalks, a bike path and noise walls. Sidewalks and bike paths were set back at the correct horizontal and vertical locations to accommodate future widening to six lanes. Benesch conducted a traffic analysis, geotechnical analysis and noise analysis for the project.

Project highlights

  • Innovative triple-turn lanes
  • Extensive utility coordination
  • Incorporation of contractor completion incentives