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Mayor Stothert looks to improve Omaha roads

Posted at 5:39 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 18:39:11-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Mayor Jean Stothert is tackling unimproved roads yet again, this time offering more options for better streets. 

The new plan allows neighborhoods to decided what kind of road they want. 

The city will pay half the cost if homeowners choose to replace beat-up streets with concrete. It will pay 25 percent if they prefer to have a layer of asphalt put down. 

For years, developers installed about 300 miles of roads for subdivisions that are below city code and standards. 

Stothert calls this plan a way to help without driving up taxes.