A new traffic signal is now operational at the intersection of Highway 370 and 192nd Street. The signal was turned on just after 10 a.m. on Jan. 15.
The new signal will improve traffic flow and safety along the highway near Gretna.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation is responsible for the state highway system, including installing traffic signals. However, Sarpy County agreed to lead the project to speed up the installation timeline.
“I applaud the Sarpy County Engineer and the Public Works Department for stepping up and leading this important project. It will be a huge safety improvement for drivers leaving Aspen Creek, and it should take some pressure off of the roads leading to and from the nearby Gretna schools,” said Sarpy County Commissioner Jim Warren.
Permanent equipment and poles will be installed in the coming months to replace the temporary poles now in operation at the intersection.
The safety of drivers along Highway 370 is a priority for the Sarpy County Board and they will continue to push the state for more safety improvements.