New York Times article highlights Omaha's road problem

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 23:50:18-05

A New York Times article has people talking all over the country.

The article address Omaha’s $300 million dollar problem with roads and how neighborhoods are dealing with gravel roads full of potholes.

One stretch of road near 90th and Pacific was grounded down to gravel about three years ago, and the homeowners who live on the street are tired of it. 

“It is very dusty, and all the windows are dusty, I don't let my kids play in the front yard anymore, they play in the backyard,” said Frank Lieler.

“We are kind of tired of living on a reclaimed street in the middle of Omaha,” added neighbor Ryan Litherland.
They both said they are fighting to get the road paved.

The New York Times article highlighted all the problems many Omaha neighborhoods have faced. The article quoted Mayor Jean Stothert saying we have 50 years of neglect to catch up on.

“I think something needs to be done and I think it is a symbol for all the problems with our infrastructure we need to be attending to,” said Omaha resident Sandy Lundholm.

The article has been shared nationally and even internationally.

“It is good it got some publicity so we hope it helps to get this fixed,” said Lieler.

He said the neighborhood has filed a petition to get their