The Omaha World-Herald reports that the two-lane restriction on the busy Dodge Street corridor could last two weeks. This construction is to repair the subgrade underneath the pavement that was damaged during a water main incident earlier in the year.
An estimated 50,000 motor vehicles pass along this section of Dodge Street each day.
If you've got a bike, and you need to move between midtown and downtown, I think now would be a great time to start riding it. Just watch out for frustrated motorists trying to detour along the auxiliary through routes that cyclists are already using.
The picture to the right (credit, Alyssa Schukar/The World-Herald) shows traffic crawling along in two lanes where there are normally five. Though I am not a proponent of sidewalk riding, I can imagine just how fun it would be to organize a bike ride up and down the sidewalks, passing people multiple times at they take 10 minutes to move 10 blocks between 52nd and 62nd Streets.