OMAHA, Neb. — The city of Omaha will pay half of the cost to resurface a street that contains the home of a man who sued the city over its streets policy earlier this year.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve using $86,000 to cover the cost of resurfacing a one-block stretch of Loveland Drive, the Omaha World-Herald (http://bit.ly/2cINOjO ) reported.
Public Works Director Bob Stubbe says the work has already been completed.
The street is part of an estimated 300 lane-miles of streets that weren’t built to city code. The city eventually stops maintaining residential streets that weren’t built to code when they become too worn down.
The neighbors can choose to keep the street as it is or pay to repave or upgrade it.
The part of the repaired Loveland Drive includes the home of Bruce Simon, who previously sued the city over its streets policy. Simon dropped the suit after Mayor Jean Stothert announced a group of measures intended to address the problem, including a fund set aside each year to pay for residential streets.
Loveland Drive is the fifth area where the city has agreed to waive a policy requiring neighbors to pay the entire amount of upgrades or resurfacing.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com