Sarpy County is partnering with the City of Omaha to transform a mile-long stretch of Harrison Street from 147th to 157th Street. The two-lane road is being upgraded to a four-lane arterial street with turn lanes and medians. The project will improve safety and travel times in the area.
Preliminary work on the project began in late 2017 with tree removal and the construction of noise-reduction walls. Phase 1, which was completed in November 2018, included reconfiguring the intersection of 156th and Harrison streets.
Phase 2 is scheduled to start this spring, with the final phase complete in late 2019.
The public is invited to attend a construction kick-off meeting and open house from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18.
The meeting will be at Andersen Middle School, 15404 Adams St. The main parking lot is on the north side of the school. Additional parking may be available on the south side of the school and on Adams Street.
The meeting will include a brief presentation at 5:45 p.m. to share information and a projected timeline for the second and third phases of construction. An open house will follow until 7 p.m., during which time team members from Sarpy County, the City of Omaha and Olsson will be available to discuss the project and answer questions.
More information is available on the project’s website: HarrisonStreetProject.com.