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Old 02-01-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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My wife and I are looking at moving back to Omaha. Lived in the Millard area for approximately 10 years but that was 11 years ago. We are looking at homes in that area as well as areas North, ie., Blondo to W. Maple and Fort Streets. The areas from Blondo to Fort are unfamiliar to us as they have developed and expanded since we last lived in Millard. It doesn't look like they've expanded some of the major roads in Millard and I'm thinking traffic has got to be a nightmare. Any shared opinions would help....Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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It depends on how you define "nightmare" regarding traffic.

It is true, however, that there have been no major infrastructure improvements in the area of Omaha you're speaking about. Fort Street, west of 120th, is still a 2-lane street (for instance). Basically, in the last 10 years, people have just continued to migrate farther west.

There is, however, a significant migration back INTO east Omaha that is taking place. Most likely the high price of gas has had something to do with that. It will be interesting to see if the eastward migration has any impact on either east or west Omaha.
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Midtown
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It depends on how you define "nightmare" regarding traffic.

It is true, however, that there have been no major infrastructure improvements in the area of Omaha you're speaking about. Fort Street, west of 120th, is still a 2-lane street (for instance). Basically, in the last 10 years, people have just continued to migrate farther west.

There is, however, a significant migration back INTO east Omaha that is taking place. Most likely the high price of gas has had something to do with that. It will be interesting to see if the eastward migration has any impact on either east or west Omaha.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I live in northwest Omaha and love the area. I'm just north of Fort Street on 144th. The traffic is pretty light though it is starting to pick up with recent housing developments going up everywhere. Still, it isn't nearly as a busy as it is in Millard. My drive from home (off of State Street) to work on 132nd and Dodge is 10 minutes. Hard to beat that.
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I drive in Omaha traffic several times a week and it is normally in the Millard area. I think the traffic was worse 10 years ago then it is now.

Compared to traffic in other cities, Omaha's traffic is light. So I would say what ever you get used to.
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Old 02-02-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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Depends on where you live and work. If you live and work close to the interstate then you won't have to deal with an annoying amount of traffic or travel time. Now, if you live far from the interstate, say 180th and Q or 180th and Fort, then things will take you a while just from being miles from highways.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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Biggest issue with NW Omaha traffic is the lack of easy access to highways into the inner city. You either have to go a ways east on slow moving arteries like Maple to get to 680 or south on another slow mover like 144th to get to Dodge.

That is one of the reasons the sprawl is going much further SW than it is NW. Easier access to the interstate.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:49 AM
 
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Default Thank you

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your input (s), and yes, the bottom line is people get used to what they have to deal with.
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