OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Sarpy County Public Works has installed new speed limit signs on portions of Platteview Road and 84th Street, which lower the speed limits on the road from 55 mph to 45 mph.
The new speed limits are in effect on Platteview Road from 84th Street to 132nd Street, and 84th Street from Platteview Road to Capehart Road.
The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved lowering the speed limit to 45 mph on both roads on August 13th, and the new signs were installed on August 26th.
Public Works also recently added stop signs to the intersection of Platteview Road and 84th Street, which now operates as a three-way stop.
The reduced speed limits and the three-way stop are just the first steps toward longer-term safety enhancements along Platteview Road.
"Ultimately, we want to make Platteview Road a major east-west arterial road," Commissioner Jim Warren said. "It will be expensive and take time, but our Board is committed to making the necessary interim and long-range improvements."