OMAHA (KPTM)- Construction woes continue all over Omaha. This time it's Leavenworth Street that's getting new improvements. For the past week and a half, parts of Leavenworth from 60th to 48th streets have been closed.
"It's kind of noisy, but to me it's progress," said Maureen Borden, who's home and garden sits right in the middle of all the construction. She continued, "I have gotten lost a couple of times just trying to figure out the path to get home, that's a little frustrating."
Road closures, no left turns, and all eastbound traffic on Leavenworth is shut down for blocks. Borden said the confusion isn't the only thing distracting her from the sweet scents of her garden.
"The tar is not particularly great to smell," she said.
The smell comes from crews laying down new asphalt on every inch of the street. So Borden spends her time making sure her garden is safe.
"The only thing I worried about was how much of the flowers would I lose," she said.
Borden said, luckily, none of her flowers have been damaged so far. She said, just like a good garden needs to be pruned, the streets need to as well.
"It's kind of nice to see our tax dollars at work. It's great that we're seeing positive construction," she said.
Construction workers said part of the project should be done by Monday evening. Governor Dave Heineman invested nearly $6.5 million to improve roads in Omaha. 11 major construction projects throughout the city will be completed with that money.
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