City of Ralston

                "The Heart of the Metro" 
                                Ralston, Nebraska

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.


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                              “CLICK IT OR TICKET”

     The Ralston Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2018 national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 21-June 3, 2018.  The Nebraska Department of Roads Highway Safety Office has approved an overtime grant of $3,630 for the Ralston Police Department to conduct increased patrols during this time frame. 
     During the mobilization, officers will be focusing on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts-both day and night.  The grant will pay for approximately 84 overtime hours for officers to concentrate on traffic enforcement, with special emphasis on stop sign, speeding, traffic signal and child restraint violations.   
     In 2017, 228 occupants in motor vehicles died in traffic crashes in Nebraska, however, many thousands more were injured.  Their deaths and injuries could have been substantially reduced with the use of seatbelts.
     Faced with the fact that injury or deaths can be reduced by 45 to 50 percent if seatbelts are used, it is imperative that a concentrated effort toward seatbelt use is aggressively pursued.
     High visibility enforcement such as the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 85.9% in 2017 for drivers and front seat passengers.  Child restraint use was at nearly 97% for the year. 
     The Ralston Police Department is proud to team up with Nebraska Office of Highway Safety in their “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  With this partnership, we are striving to increase safety belt usage in Nebraska from 83.3% last year to 86.3% by the end of the year.
     Law enforcement will be cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators around the clock.  Local motorists should buckle up.  If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket, not a warning.  No excuses and no exceptions.
     Remember this May 21st through June 3rd:   It’s “Click It or Ticket.”  Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same.  You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.

Contact Information:  Deputy Chief Bryan Hanson, 402-331-1786, bhanson@cityofralston.com

                      Ralston Holiday Magic carriage rides November 2017

Photo copyright Nov 2017 Kent Sievers - courtesy of Omaha World Herald


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.

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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.

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