State offers money for Omaha-area road work

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The state is making about $6.4 million in funding available to fix Omaha area roads.  Gov. Dave Heineman and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced the funding Tuesday, saying the money would enable crews to tackle 11 projects on the city's waiting list.  Stothert noted the projects are "all over the city."  The funding became available after the state analyzed its budget and determined an extra $21 million was available because other projects came in under budget.  More than one-third of that funding will go toward the Omaha projects, and work could be completed by the end of the year.  The rest of the funding will go to other Nebraska projects.  heineman's office says up to $6 million in extra road funding could be sent to Omaha in 2015.

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