West Dodge Expressway

Vehicles traveling along the Dodge roadway in Omaha, Nebraska – a four-lane route through a highly commercial area – routinely faced significant delays due to heavy traffic. Hawkins was hired by the Nebraska Department of Roads to construct two mile-long urban viaducts carrying six lanes of traffic 45 feet above “lower” West Dodge Road between 124th Street and the Interstate 680 interchange. The project included frontage roads that improved traffic flow and spurred commercial growth along the entire West Dodge corridor all the way out to Elkhorn, NE.

This project included 88 ornamental piers, 51,500 cubic yards of bridge substructure and superstructure concrete, 26 miles of piling, and 108,000 square yards of urban paving. With an aggressive schedule, the project was completed more than one year ahead of schedule.

Project Details

Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR)
Omaha, NE
$ 53,625,000

“Hawkins Construction Company has brought ideas to the District for both cost savings as well as scheduling to keep projects both on time and on budget. To help do this they make time early in the project for both collaborative value engineering as well as learning the intricacies of our projects to avoid potential schedule problems. This understanding of the project helps them with the management of subcontractors and makes for a more organized construction process.”

Michael A. Koenig, P.E.
Director – Major Water Plant Projects