78th Street Improvements - Mercy Road to Pacific Street

About the Project

Reconstruction of 78th Street, from Mercy to Pacific, includes sidewalk, storm sewer, driveway, roadway pavement, and retaining walls.  The project will include a traffic study and public involvement to determine the concept for the corridor as well as keeping the community informed of the progress through to final design and construction.  Roadway improvements on Poppleton Avenue from 78th Avenue to 78th Street are also included in this project.

78th Street Project Area

Project Schedule

Here is a tentative schedule for the project:

78th Street Phasing Timeline.jpg

Construction Updates


Beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., South 78th Street between Mercy Road and Pierce Street will be closed during peak hours for utility work by MUD and will be in effect for fourteen (14) days.


August 12, 2020
Phase C work involving the stretch along 78th Street from Hickory Circle to Pine Circle is scheduled to close and begin on/around August 19th weather pending. This work will also include the intersection tie-ins to 78th Street at Hickory Street and at Pine Circle. Click here for the resident letter.
Click here for the letter sent to residents regarding work on Phase B scheduled to begin on or around May 18, 2020.
Click here for the letter sent to residents regarding work beginning Monday, May 11, 2020 involving the Poppleton Avenue SID along Poppleton Ave.
See below for March 2020 letters sent to residents:
A Preconstruction Open House was held on January 28, 2020. Please see links below for the materials handed out and used during the meeting:
For more information on the scope of the project and a matrix of alternatives please see links below:
A Public Input / Open House was held on July 24, 2018.  Please see links below for the materials handed out and used during the meeting:
Here are your comments and responses to them (see link below):

 Contact Us

  • To submit a comment or receive project updates, join the project mailing list through our Contact Form.
  • To provide your input about a specific location within the project area, visit the City Map.


City of Omaha Contact:
Troy Staroscik
Project Manager
City of Omaha
Contact Regarding Surveys:
Mike McMeekin