Due continuing construction for the new Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) project, limited vehicle and pedestrian traffic along Dodge Street across from the UNO campus will extend through October.
The extension will allow for construction of the new ORBT platform, which will replace the former Metro bus stop in that area. Previously, construction had limited access in the area due to water line replacement being managed by the Omaha Metropolitan Utilities District.
ORBT will officially take over the site on Monday, Sept. 16, for 40 days.
Vehicle traffic will be impacted with the northern most lane being closed from the ingress into St. Margaret Mary's on 61st and Dodge Streets through the intersection of 62nd and Dodge Streets.
Due to ORBT construction, the westbound Metro bus stop at 62nd & Dodge is currently closed; riders wishing to utilize Route 2 heading west will need to board at the bus stop at 66th and Dodge Streets.
Pedestrian traffic will be impacted with the crosswalk running north to south along Dodge Street at 62nd Street will be closed. Individuals are encouraged to cross at the intersection of Dodge and University Drive East.
View: Dodge Street Campus Map
More About ORBT
The Omaha Rapid Bus Transit (ORBT) project is a new service from Metro will unite smart technology and streamlined travel for faster, more frequent public transportation. The project boasts revamps to current metro services such as enhanced stations, spacious vehicles, and travel upgrades that will connect more people.
ORBT operations are expected to begin Spring 2020.
If you would like to read more about the project and its impact to the UNO campus, take a look at our ORBT project announcement.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.