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Omaha UNMC’s federally funded Saddle Creek Trail

The University of Nebraska Medical Center plans to build a footbridge over Leavenworth and will now be joined by a similar pathway over Saddle Creek Road. The city along with federal funds obtained by Representative Don Bacon are sponsoring the trail as part of the city. Vision Zero’s effort to reduce traffic fatalities and increase pedestrian safety. ‘First step in right direction’: Omaha adopts Vision Zero action plan to reduce traffic deaths and injuries. See the story here. A total of $2 million in federal funding will go toward Omaha’s newest pedestrian safety effort. Bacon requested the funds to create public infrastructure throughout the state. in our priorities, $2 million will be earmarked for this bridge to be built,” he said. The path will be elevated over Saddle Creek Road and continue through the UNMC campus. It provides a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.” High-quality transit options are essential for a growing city like ours and for the safety of everyone who uses our roads. it’s extremely important, as I’ve said every day,” said Mayor Jean Stothert. Every year, the federal government sets a budget for public projects. Then ask each representative what they would like the money for. “We try to prioritize the things that will have the most positive impact for the most people and should be owned by the community,” Bacon said. The university said the money continues to partner with the government. “This is just another example of how this partnership can bring important safety and recreational facilities to life,” said UNMC Chancellor Dr. Jeff Gold. UNMC did not say when construction would begin on the trail. Click here for the latest headlines from KETV NewsWatch 7

The University of Nebraska Medical Center plans to build a footbridge over Leavenworth and will now be joined by a similar path over Saddle Creek Road.

The city, along with federal funds secured by Rep. Don Bacon, is sponsoring the route as part of the city’s Vision Zero effort to reduce traffic fatalities and increase pedestrian safety.

“The first step in the right direction”: Omaha Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan to Reduce Traffic Deaths and Injuries. See the story here.

A total of $2 million in federal funding will go toward Omaha’s newest pedestrian safety effort.

Bacon requested the funds to create public infrastructure throughout the state.

“Out of this process of about $80 million that we were able to put in our priorities, $2 million will be designated for this bridge that will be built,” he said.

The path will be elevated over Saddle Creek Road and continue through the UNMC campus.

It provides a safe crossing for pedestrians and cyclists.

“High-quality transportation options are critical to a growing city like ours, and the safety of everyone who uses our roads is paramount, as we’ve said every day,” said Mayor Jean Stothert.

Every year, the federal government sets a budget for public projects.

He then asks each representative what they would like the money for.

“We try to prioritize the things that will have the most positive impact for the most people and should be owned by the community,” Bacon said.

The university said the money continues an important partnership with the government.

“This is just another example of how this partnership can bring important safety and recreational facilities to life,” said Dr. Jeff Gold, UNMC Chancellor.

UNMC has not said when construction of the road will begin.

Click here for the latest headlines from KETV NewsWatch 7