Highway 370 is about to get a lot smarter.
Traffic signals connected with cameras and fiber optic cables will improve traffic flow, cut drive times and increase safety, making Highway 370 in Sarpy County the smartest roadway in Nebraska.
The new technology is part of $600 million the state will spend on road projects in 2019.
“Gov. Ricketts along with state and local leaders have made funding for infrastructure a priority, and we’re putting every dollar to work in the most efficient and effective way possible to build a safe and modern transportation system,” Nebraska Department of Transportation Director Kyle Schneweis said July 5 at a press conference to announce the projects.
Improving safety on Highway 370 has been a priority for the Sarpy County Board of Commissioners, who earlier this year asked the state to defer decisions on traffic signals on the highway to Sarpy County officials in an effort to cut the time required to install a light. Commissioners also met with NDOT officials to push for more investment in Sarpy County roads.
The County currently is partnering with the state and other entities to install lights at three intersections on Highway 370, at 192nd, 150th and 66th streets.