26th & Q St. Bridge Replacement Project

The City of Omaha is replacing the 26th & Q St. Bridge between 26th and 27th streets and is teaming up with Metro to provide area residents and commuters information on bus routes and passes, as well as vehicle and pedestrian detours. South Omaha Library will remain open and accessible during this time. 

The aging 26th & Q St. Bridge is structurally deficient and repairs are no longer practical. A replacement bridge will preserve the transportation asset and the reliability of the transportation system in South Omaha. Demolition of the existing bridge will begin October 2018, and the new bridge is anticipated to be complete and open to traffic in fall 2019. Construction cost for the project is estimated at $17.33 million and would come from local, state and federal funding sources. 

The bus mitigation pass is a one-time pass good for the duration of the year-long project. South Omaha Library will be a distribution site, along with Stephen Center, Metro Community College and other local agencies.
 
Important dates:
 
October 15-24: Bridge staging and preparation
October 29: Bridge is closed and all traffic diverted
 

More information about the project can be found in English and Spanish

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