72nd & Maple Intersection Improvements

About the Project

The purpose of this project is to improve safety, increase capacity and decrease congestion. In 2015, the NDOT Safety Committee identified the 72nd Street and Maple Street intersection as a high crash location. After review of the collision diagram, a pattern of eastbound left-turn crashes was identified, and the Committee suggested modifying the intersection.

The planned improvements to the intersection include construction of dual left-turn lanes on Maple Street at the intersection. The project would start east of N 75th Street and extend to just west of N 69th Street. Along 72nd Street, the project would extend from approximately Corby to Binney Streets and would reconstruct the medians. No wetland impacts are anticipated as part of this project. Additional improvements are planned to include new traffic signals, lighting, sidewalk, driveways, and storm sewer. Construction is planned to start in Spring of 2020 with completion the same year.

Map of 72nd & Maple Project

The proposed project would require the acquisition of additional right-of-way (ROW) and temporary construction easements throughout the project area. Right-of-way activities are tentatively planned to begin in 2019. Access to adjacent properties would be maintained during construction but may be limited at times due to phasing requirements. A marked detour is not planned.

Project Schedule

Project Schedule

Construction Updates

October 29, 2020
Beginning Friday, October 30, 2020, Westbound Maple Street traffic will change from its current pattern. 
July 10, 2020
Effective Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Swain Construction will implement various lane closures on northbound and southbound 72nd Street near Maple Street. These lane closures and associated turn restrictions in association with the existing lane closures on Maple Street will be in effect until the end of November 2020.
April 17, 2020
Effective Wednesday, April 22, 2020, Maple Street East of 72nd Street from 72nd to 70th Ave will be closed for Sewer work from April 22 until April 26. During this time only traffic to businesses East of 72nd to 71st will be allowed. 
March 23, 2020
Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., the intersection of North 72nd Street and Maple Street will have various lane restrictions for intersection improvements by Swain Construction and will be in effect until the end of November 2020.
*Construction begins Monday, March 23, 2020. Click here for the advanced construction notice.

Utility Project Updates

Utility Project Construction is about to begin!
For more information please see the Newsletter #1.

Links to Utility Projects:


MUD - https://www.mudomaha.com/infrastructure-projects

CSO - http://omahacso.com/projects/cole-creek-cso-202-sewer-separation-phase-1-2/

OPPD – There is no dedicated website for this project, but please leave a comment, and it will be forwarded to OPPD.

* Please note that these utility relocation projects are not federally funded projects and are occurring independently of the Intersection Improvements.


See below for information from a public information meeting held Wednesday, January 29, 2020. 

See below for information from a public open house held Thursday, August 31, 2017.


Newsletters and Publications


Newsletter #1 - November 2018


Here is a link to frequently asked questions and answers:

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City of Omaha Contact:
Jon Meyer, P.E.
Project Manager
City of Omaha