A piece of Nebraska history was rededicated Thursday morning. Back in 1934, an underground passageway was built at 51st and Dodge Streets in Omaha. In recent years it had fallen into disrepair. Adam Langdon is president of the Dundee – Memorial Park Association and says, “It is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built by WPA in 1934 so it helped Americans to work back in the day and we are glad to support Americans again with a re-investment and re-dedication.”
The $40,000 project is complete and the pedestrian “subway” has new paint, concrete, entrance signs and LED lighting.
Langdon says over 22% of children that attend school in Dundee live south of Dodge Street. He says there are 77,000 vehicles on Dodge Street every day the subway will provide a safe alternative to crossing the busy street. Bicyclists and joggers will also benefit from the new subway.