I-80 construction is already causing headaches for 84th Street business owners

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Construction on I-80 near the 84th street exit is already causing headaches for some business owners.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation is making some huge changes to several bridges along I-80. The largest one is the bridge on 84th Street.

The only ramp at that exit that will stay open is the westbound off-ramp. The rest will be closed until November.

And some say it will be bad for business.

“I feel that it’s going to impact a lot of business. I feel it’s going to impact me just getting to work or just getting to 84th street,” said Jennifer Miller.

Jennifer Miller works at Selectel Wireless near 84th and F streets. She says the construction could be enough to draw people away from businesses in the area.

“Just people trying to get here is going to be tougher for them because we have people that come from all the way in North Omaha and so it’s going to be tougher for them to get here. It’s just a headache.”


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