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Nebraska Link Highway
The Spur and Link Highways

In 1955, the Nebraska Legislature mandated a new system under which the Department of Roads operated. This legislation included a section stating that any incorporated town of 100 people or more would be served by the Nebraska highway system. In 1969, the requirement was expanded to require a connection to the nearest state highway.

These routes, when first implemented in the 1960's, were given regular all-number designations. The designations were based on the mainline road that it "spurred" off. For example, NE-620 was a spur off US-20. If the mainline road was already a 3-digit number, then the spur was given a 4-digit number. For example, NE-2183 was a spur off US-183.

By the mid 1970's, a new numbering system was implemented. The secondary highway system routes are referred to as "Spur" and "Link" routes. The spur routes start at a state highway, and usually end a few miles later at a town. The link routes are short connectors between two numbered routes. These routes are numbered in the format "S##X" or "L##X". In each case, the "##" refers to the designation of the county, and the "X" is a letter (A-Z) for that route.

Number County Number County Number County
1 Adams 32 Frontier 63 Nance
2 Antelope 33 Furnas 64 Nemaha
3 Arthur 34 Gage 65 Nuckolls
4 Banner 35 Garden 66 Otoe
5 Blaine 36 Garfield 67 Pawnee
6 Boone 37 Gosper 68 Perkins
7 Box Butte 38 Grant 69 Phelps
8 Boyd 39 Greely 70 Pierce
9 Brown 40 Hall 71 Platte
10 Buffalo 41 Hamilton 72 Polk
11 Burt 42 Harlan 73 Red Willow
12 Butler 43 Hayes 74 Richardson
13 Cass 44 Hitchcock 75 Rock
14 Cedar 45 Holt 76 Saline
15 Chase 46 Hooker 77 Sarpy
16 Cherry 47 Howard 78 Saunders
17 Cheyenne 48 Jefferson 79 Scotts Bluff
18 Clay 49 Johnson 80 Seward
19 Colfax 50 Kearney 81 Sheridan
20 Cuming 51 Keith 82 Sherman
21 Custer 52 Keya Paha 83 Sioux
22 Dakota 53 Kimball 84 Stanton
23 Dawes 54 Knox 85 Thayer
24 Dawson 55 Lancaster 86 Thomas
25 Deuel 56 Lincoln 87 Thurston
26 Dixon 57 Logan 88 Valley
27 Dodge 58 Loup 89 Washington
28 Douglas 59 Madison 90 Wayne
29 Dundy 60 McPherson 91 Webster
30 Fillmore 61 Merrick 92 Wheeler
31 Franklin 62 Morrill 93 York