168th Street - West Center Road to Pacific Street (OPW 51016)

About the Project

168th Street between West Center Road and Pacific Street is planned to be reconstructed to a four-lane roadway divided by a median. The existing two-lane and three-lane roadway is currently at capacity and often experiences delays during the peak hours of travel. Improvements include a new roadway with curb and gutter, enclosed storm sewer, sidewalks, retaining walls, noise walls, and traffic signals. The primary benefits of this project include improving safety for all transportation users, enhancing traffic operations, decreasing peak hour congestion, and improving drainage control in the area.

Construction on this federal-aid project began in March 2021 and is being performed by Vrana Construction. The project is scheduled to be complete in Summer 2022. For more information about the project, please see the resources below.

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Project Schedule


Project Updates


June 15, 2022
Effective immediately, 168th Street between West Center Road and Pacific Street is open to traffic with one lane available in each direction. Please continue to use caution as the area remains under construction. Lane shifts and closures will continue through the summer months on both 168th and the side streets abutting the project. Thank you for your patience.
April 29, 2022
February 17, 2022
Currently this project is on track to have 168th Street open to thru traffic with one lane available in each direction beginning in the early summer of 2022. View the Spring 2022 Project Update
December 2, 2021
The project is on schedule for completion in the summer of 2022. 
May 3, 2021
April 29, 2021
February 22, 2021
Effective Monday, March 1, 2021 construction will begin on 168th from West Center to Pacific. 
December 31, 2020
Effective Monday, January 4, 2021, South 168th Street will be closed to through traffic from Pacific Street to West Center Road until further notice. This closure is to allow for utility relocation by OPPD. Construction on the roadway reconstruction project is anticipated to begin in March 2021.
November 17, 2020
The Project has been awarded to Charles Vrana & Son Construction Company.  The tentative start date for the project is March 1, 2021.  More information for the public is anticipated in December 2020.  Utilities will continue to work in the project area prior to the start of the City's Contractor.
May 8, 2020
In preparation for the upcoming roadway reconstruction project, utility relocation work is underway within the project area.  Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020, 168th Street from Frances Street to William Street will be closed for approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
February 20, 2020
In preparation for the upcoming roadway reconstruction project, utility relocation work is underway within the project area by the utilities.
Weather permitting, beginning Monday, February 24, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., 168th Street from Pine Street to Hickory Street will be closed. This closure is due to tree removal by Hughes Tree Service, and will be closed for these hours (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) for three (3) days.
A comment period was held to allow for the submission of comments and concerns on the proposed improvements and closure planned for STPC-3811(2) 168th St., West Center - Pacific St., Omaha; CN 22210. The proposed design would consist of re-constructing approximately 0.80 miles of 168th Street starting at Gold Street and extending north to Poppleton Avenue. The intersections of 168th and West Center Road and Pacific Street would not be affected. Comments were collected through November 16, 2019. View the Public Notice and Notification Letter.
October 4, 2019
Weather permitting, a mill and overlay for the 168th Street between Gold and Poppleton Avenue is scheduled to begin on Sunday, October 6, 2019. The resurfacing will provide a better surface for future winter conditions. The widening project is anticipated to begin in 2020. 



Click the following link for the Restricted Access Door Hanger Letter 6/3/2021
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Draft Environmental Assessment - February 2017
Public Hearing - May 2017
Final Environmental Assessment - December 2017

The public is invited to learn more about this project at a virtual open house beginning December 21, 2020.

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Luke Jager
Project Manager, Public Works Department
Construction Division
City of Omaha

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