The Sarpy County Board recently engaged an engineering firm to look at traffic patterns, vehicle speeds and possible improvements to the intersection of 84th Street and Platteview Road. The Board asked for recommendations for immediate and longer-term changes to the intersection.
Stop signs are now in place at the intersection, fulfilling the Boards commitment to implement the proposed changes as soon as safely possible. Crews installed the signs today, and the intersection is operating as a three-way stop.
“As we look at ways to improve traffic flow and safety all along Platteview, adding the stop signs at this intersection is an important first step,” Sarpy County Commissioner Jim Warren said. “Platteview Road is a major farm-to-market road in Sarpy County, and it’s also a vital east-west link for commuters. As the County grows, more and more drivers will use it, so we’re taking steps now to plan for the roadway’s ultimate design.”
On Tuesday, the County Board approved a resolution to lower the speed limit from 55 mph to 45 mph on Platteview Road from 132nd to 84th Street, as well as on 84th Street from Platteview Road to Capehart Road.
“Commissioners, County administration and Sheriff’s Office representatives met with Springfield-Platteview Schools officials this past Monday. We listened to their concerns and made the appropriate speed reductions at our Board meeting the following day,” said Board Chairman Don Kelly. “We expect the new 45 mph speed limit signs to be posted within a week.”
It is the County Engineer’s responsibility to install the new speed limit signs.
The three-way stop at 84th and Platteview Road and the reduced speed limits are just the first steps toward longer term safety enhancements.
“Ultimately, we want to make Platteview Road a major east-west arterial road. It will be expensive and take time, but our Board is committed to making the necessary interim and long range improvements,” Commissioner Warren said.