Board approves Road Improvement Policy  

Sarpy County

Board approves Road Improvement Policy  

Date: 
December 11, 2018

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners today adopted a new Road Improvement Policy that lays out how the County will plan, fund and prioritize road projects.

“Sarpy County is growing at an amazing rate, and that growth will continue to put pressure on our already limited resources. This policy gives us a path to better prioritize road projects and support economic development across the County,” said Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly.

As part of new policy, the County Engineer will develop a three-year road program that will be implemented through the County’s annual budget. The three-year plan will help provide a clear picture of what funds will be required in future years.

The policy also incorporates the County’s existing practice of collaborating with private developers to build and improve roads.

“We don’t have an unlimited amount of money for roads, so by identifying the County’s contributions and establishing partnerships with the development community, we’ll be able to make tax dollars go farther,” Kelly said.

View the Road Improvement Policy
 
Other actions taken by the Board at the Dec. 11 meeting

  • Approved two agreements to improve the redundancy and resiliency of the County’s emergency communications network. The Board approved resolutions to join the Omaha Regional Inter-Operability Network (ORION), which operates a Land Mobile Radio System, and VIPER (Voice Over Internet Protocol for Emergency Response), a multi-node phone system.
  • Granted permission to seek bids for professional engineering services for the final design of the intersection at 108th Street and Platteview Road.