$6.4 Million Infusion of State Money Speeds Omaha Road Repairs

Nearly a third of state road-repair money to be split between Nebraska cities will help repair 11 sections of state highway

About $6.4 million of state money -- nearly a third of the state road maintenance funds to be split among Nebraska cities -- will speed up existing plans to repair and maintain some Omaha-area roads.

The money will help repair 11 sections of state highway, including portions of Dodge, Douglas, Cuming and Maple Streets. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said those projects could be completed by the end of the year and allow the city to nearly double the number of roads projects completed in 2013.

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