Ralston Viaduct Lane Closures Began  Monday, May 22, 2017

Lane closures between “Q” Street and Harrison Street on 84th Street began May 22 to construct median cross-over pavement, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads.

These median cross-overs are necessary to route head-to-head traffic in the southbound lanes to facilitate the reconstruction of the northbound Viaduct over the railroad tracks. Traffic will remain head-to-head until this December. During the winter months, all northbound and southbound lanes will be open to traffic.

Hawkins Construction Company is the contractor on this project.



It's that time of year when we try to keep our sidewalks clear of snow as best we can.  The City of Ralston would like to remind you that it is unlawful to shovel your snow onto a City street.

RALSTON MUNICIPAL CODE - §8-313    STREETS; UNLAWFUL DEPOSITING OF SNOW OR LEAVES.   It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or other party to remove snow or leaves from any public, semi-public, or private parking lot, or driveway or sidewalk and place it upon any street or sidewalk within the City, or upon any fire hydrant.  Also, it shall be unlawful for such snow to be placed within one hundred fifty (150') feet of the intersecting centerlines of two (2) streets at height above which such snow would become a traffic hazard by inhibiting proper sight distance at intersections herein determined to be a height of two (2') feet above the top of the curb. 

    City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

                         NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Ralston City Council will conduct a public hearing on the 2018-2024 One and Six Year Street Improvements Program for the City of Ralston.  The hearing will be January 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  A complete agenda for this meeting is available at City Hall.


The Ralston Connector Trail Under 84th Street Viaduct Was Closed on March 8, 2016

Due to safety concerns with falling debris, the Ralston Connector Trail under the 84th Street Viaduct was closed indefinitely from Serum Ave to 84th Frontage Road as of 9:00 AM, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.


                               "You Drink and Drive, You Lose"

                                            Campaign Results

The Ralston Police Department recently participated in the national “You Drink and Drive, You Lose” campaign which ran from December 15, 2017 to January 1, 2018.  This special enforcement effort was paid for by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

Officers made (3) DUI arrests during this time frame.  Two of the drivers were 37 years old male, and the other was 62 years old.  Times of arrest ranged from 1840 hours to 0156 hours.  BAC on suspects arrested ranged from .131 to .202.  One of the driver’s was arrested for Felony Driving Under the Influence. 

Grant officers worked an extra 74 hours of overtime, as well as normal patrols, 112 traffic stops were made with 158 total citations being issued.  This includes all traffic citations, written warnings and vehicle defect warnings.  During this grant period, one person was arrested for Prostitution and was found to be in possession of multiple fraudulent credit cards.   Another person was arrested on a felony warrant for Possession of a Forged Instrument.  There were several additional charges during this period, including (25) speeding citations, (4) Driving Under Suspension charges, and (3) persons were arrested on outstanding warrants.  Also, (8) people were cited for No Insurance, and (1) for Seat belt violations.


Our Mission:

The City of Ralston is a dedicated and caring team of volunteers, staff, and officials who provide high-quality, equitably priced services to sustain a safe and progressive community that supports family values.

Our Vision:

The City of Ralston will deliver economic, creative, cultural, and community development strategies to generate a quality of life that is a beacon of dynamic and independent small town culture within the metro area.

Upcoming Events at the Ralston Arena

January & February 2018​

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Online Payments

The City of Ralston accepts online payment for many services. Recently added is the ability to use your favorite credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express) to pay for building and plumbing permits as well as licenses and restaurant tax.

This service is in addition to the payments that are accepted online by the Ralston Police Department. You can request and pay for a police report online or pay parking tickets online. All waiverable traffic citations may also be paid online through the State of Nebraska Web site. If your traffic citation indicates at the bottom that it is "waiverable" and it has dollar amounts filled in, then the citation is eligible to be paid online.

To access the online reports and payment options for the Ralston Police Department, hover over the Police Department link on the left side of any City Web page and choose the link you want.