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Omaha Trails Update – March 2016

March 7th, 2016 | Author: Dale Rabideau
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Final grade of hill to I-80 viaduct.

Final grade of hill to I-80 viaduct, South Omaha Trail.


There are over 120 miles of paved trail throughout the City of Omaha with a number of those trails connecting to trails outside of the City. A map of the metro area trails titled “Paths of Discovery” is available on-line and in a hard copy form at community centers, libraries, bike shops and other establishments around the city. A listing and short description of some of the trails is listed below. All trails are concrete surfaced unless otherwise noted.

Omaha Trails Update – March 2016

A lot is happening with the City’s multi-use, recreational trails right now. Here is a quick summary of what’s going on.

1. South Omaha Trail – Phase 2 Construction
Now that winter seems to be almost over with construction of the trail has started up. Work underneath the S. 42nd Street bridge to construct a 14 foot tall retaining wall fro the trail is underway. Paving of the east portion of the trail from Vinton Street to S. 36th Street could start in about a week or so. Construction should be completed late summer.

2. Turner Boulevard Trail – Dodge to Cuming Streets
Construction will begin shortly on continuing the Turner Boulevard Trail north from Dodge Street and Turner Park to Cuming Street. Project will also include a side trail along the south side of Burt Street from N. 30th to N. 20th Streets.

3. Riverfront Trail – Phase IV (Millers Landing Park to Kiwanis Park)
Design work is continuing on the last mile section of the Riverfront Trail. Trail will be on the west side of Abbott Drive from Millers Landing Park to Kiwanis Park. Project also includes the design for the Levi Carter Park Trail which will run along the north and west sides of Carter Lake.. The trail will connect the Riverfront at the northeast side of the park to the Locust ave trail at the southwest side of the park. Project could be out to be this summer.

4. Riverfront Trail at USS Omaha Memorial Project in Levi Cater Park
A section of the trail where the USS Omaha Memorial project is being constructed is still closed. The trail will be relocated to the west of the memorial this spring.

5. Keystone Trail – Various Improvements
Trail is open, however during the course of the spring and summer there will be a few closures to undertake improvements. Currently the section of trail south of West Center Road is seeing creek bank stabilization work. A section of the trail in this area will need to be replaced as a result of this work. Later this year work will be done to address erosion and silt on the trail at the “L” Street bridge.

6. West Papio Trail at Barrington Park
A section of the West Papio Trail in Barrington Park do to last year’s creek bank failure. Project is currently out to bid to restore the bank. Construction should start late spring.

Please visit our Temporary Park & Facility Closures page for additional information regarding trail closures and projects.
Any questions regarding City of Omaha trails, contact Dennis E. Bryers, FASLA, PLA at 402-444-3798 or

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