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Bringing the TAP to the TIP – Public Input Requested from MAPA

21 Feb

MAPA is putting together their 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is asking for public input on two projects that will be proposed for the final year of the program that qualify for the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). Transportation Alternatives (TAP) are federally funded, community-based projects that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience by integrating modes and improving the cultural, historic, and environmental aspects of our transportation infrastructure.  Any questions or comments that people have should be sent to

First Project is one we have raised awareness about in the past, and that is the addition of a multi-use bridge to the US Hwy 34/75 over the Platte River on the border between Sarpy and Cass Counties. Currently, pedestrians and cyclists can share the current bridge with automobiles. After a planned expansion of the road, the highway will be designated a freeway, and people walking or riding bikes will not legally be allowed to share the space with people driving motor vehicles.

Details of the multi-use bridge project over the Platte River at US Hwy 34/75 – click for larger view

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Keystone Trailhead Closure at 75th

15 Feb

The Keystone Trail parking lot trailhead on S. 75th Street just north of Jackson Plaza will be closed for two weeks starting on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can undertake stream and embankment improvements to the Little Papio Creek. Parking lot will reopen on MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2018.

S 75th North of Jackson

144th Street Sidepath Closure from Pacific to Pine

27 Dec

A section of the 144th Street Trail on the west side of South 144th Street from Pacific to Pine Streets will close starting on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 and remain closed for approximately three weeks.  Trail should reopen around January 17, 2018.  Closure is for the installation of utilities associated with the West Farms Development.  There is no suggested detour for this closure.

Map of the closure courtesy of Omaha Omaha Parks, Recreation & Public Property Dept.