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Omaha Mayor introduces plan to address aging roads

Posted at 5:35 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 13:23:52-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Jean Stothert introduced a plan to target the city's aging roads on Thursday.

Last summer, she hosted several town hall meetings, addressing the issue and listening to concerns.

She said even with the city increasing its resurfacing budget to $41 million, that's still short millions of dollars of what engineers are recommending.

Stothert's solution is to put a $200 million bond issue on the May ballot. The bonds would increase the mill levy $35 on a 100,000 home.

If passed, work would start this summer.

Watch Stothert's Entire Press Conference on the Proposal