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Current Routes:

    N-103
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    N-109
    N-110
    N-112
    N-116
    N-121
    N-128
    I-129
    N-133

    US-136
    N-177
    US-138
    US-159
    I-180
    US-183
    N-250
    US-275
    US-281
    US-283


Historic Routes:

    N-101
    N-102
    N-104
    N-106 (#1)
    N-106 (#2)
    N-107
    N-108
    N-109
    N-111
    N-113

    N-114
    N-115 (#1)
    N-115 (#2)
    N-116
    N-118
    N-119
    N-120
    N-123
    N-126

    N-127
    N-129 (#1)
    N-129 (#2)
    N-130
    N-131
    N-132
    N-134 (#1)
    N-134 (#2)
    N-135

    N-150
    N-151
    N-165
    N-174
    N-177
    N-180
    N-187
    N-192

    N-204
    N-206
    N-210
    N-212
    N-214
    N-215
    N-226
    N-230

    N-234
    N-241
    N-259
    N-274
    City US-275
    I-280
    N-292


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Nebraska Highways 101 to 300
Dodge St. in Omaha in the 1940's

Omaha's Dodge St. was a popular highway magnet; this 1940's Conoco Oil map shows the road simultaneously being part of US-6, ALT US-30, N-92, City US-275, and N-8.

Pre-1927 Route Decommissioned
1927-1950
Decommissioned
1950-1975
Decommissioned
since 1975
Current assignment
Name Details
Old N-101

Alignment 1: Belfast to Greeley Alignment 2: Bartlett to US-281 east of Greeley

History and Notes: Alignment 1 was in place by 1936, but decommissioned before 1947. N-101 was then used on what had been US-281 from Bartlett to Spaulding to N-56. By 1955, it was extended south to N-22 near Wolbach. The number was dropped prior to 1961, and this road is currently unnumbered.

Old N-102

Alignment: Barneston to Liberty to N-3S (current N-8) south of Liberty

History and Notes: Designation in place through at least 1955; the segment from Liberty south to N-3S (current N-8) became N-208 by 1961, and is now secondary route S34A.

N-103

Alignment:
North segment: I-80 near Pleasant Dale to N-4 east of Plymouth
South segment: US-136 east of Harbine to N-8 east of Steele City

Distance: North segment: 39.21 miles. South segment: 11.39 miles.

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 near Pleasant Dale

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with N-33 for 3.43 miles east of Crete

History and Notes: Designated by 1936 on the south segment listed above. The north segment was N-82 until around 1970.

Old N-104

Alignment 1: US-77 at Ceresco to N-63 at Ashland
Alignment 2:
N-4 at Daykon to N-3 west of Fairbury
Alignment 3: Bladen to N-4 south of Bladen

History and Notes: Alignment 1 was in place by the early 1940's, but was decommissioned before 1961. Alignment 2 was in place by 1955, but decommissioned by 1961. Alignment 3 was a short spur off N-4, designated around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S91A by 1973.

N-105

Alignment: N-67 west of Brock to N-8 east of DuBois

Distance: 32.86 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-136 for 0.85 mile south of Johnson; and with N-4 for 3.7 miles west of Humboldt

History and Notes: Designated by 1936, but originally consisted of only the N-67 to N-62 segment. The remainder of the route was added by 1961.

Old N-106

Alignment: Comstock to US-183 west of Comstock

History and Notes: Designated by 1936. Between 1955 and 1961, this route was renamed N-1183. Changed to secondary route S21C by 1973.


Old N-106

Alignment: Imperial to Champion

History and Notes: A short spur off US-6, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S15A by 1973.

Old N-107

Alignment: Maxwell (US-30) to Platte River

History and Notes: Designation assigned around 1936. Changed to N-330 around 1961, then to secondary route S56A around 1973.

Old N-108

Alignment: O'Neill to Clearwater

History and Notes: Designated around 1935, on what had been N-8 (N-8's replacement, US-275, had been placed on a new diagonal alignment in this area). Decommissioned between 1955 and 1961, when parts of it were replaced with N-320 and N-420. These were changed to secondary routes S45A and L45B respectively around 1973; the remainder is unmarked.

N-109

Alignment: US-77 south of Fremont to US-77 north of Wahoo

Distance: 16.08 miles

History and Notes: Designation in place since at least 1935.

Old N-109

Alignment: Thurston to N-9, 1 mile west of Thurston

History and Notes: Implemented around 1961 as a spur off N-9. Changed to secondary route S87A around 1973.

N-110

Alignment: US-20 west of Sioux City to N-35 west of Dakota City

Distance: 2.26 miles

History and Notes: Designation in place by 1936.

Old N-111

Alignment: US-20 west of Brunswick to Verdigre (N-84)

History and Notes: Designation in place around 1936. By 1947, this was renumbered as part of a realigned N-14.

N-112

Alignment: US-77 west of Blue Springs to Kansas border (K-148) near Lanham

Distance: 15.72 miles

Multiplexes: Shared alignment with N-8 near Odell (6.04 miles)

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's, this originally ended at N-3S (now N-8). Extension to the Kansas border was made in the early 1990's.

Old N-113

Alignment: Ayr (US-281) to Crystal Lake Recreational Grounds

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's, but decommissioned by 1961. Currently is unnumbered.

Old N-114

Alignment: N-10 north of Minden to US-6/US-34 northeast of Minden

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's, but decommissioned by 1961. This road is currently unnumbered.

Old N-115#1

Alignment:
Segment 1: US-20 west of Laurel to N-98 south of Caroll
Segment 2: US-275 north of Stanton to N-91 near Leigh

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's. Between 1955 and 1961, it was renumbered to its present designation of N-57.


Old NE-115#2

Alignment: Linwood to N-15 south of Schuyler

History and Notes: A short spur off N-15, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S12A by 1973.

N-116

Alignment: US-20, 4 miles north of Dixon, to N-15, 1 mile west of Concord

Distance: 6.6 miles

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's.

Old N-117

Alignment: Laurel to Dixon

History and Notes: This was an old alignment of US-20, which had been moved north 3 miles by 1936. It was decommissioned between 1955 and 1961, and is currently unnumbered.

Old N-118

Alignment: Lyons to Decatur

History and Notes: This number was assigned in the 1940's and 1950's to an old alignment of N-51. It is currently unnumbered.

Old N-119

Alignment: Edgar to N-14 west of Edgar

History and Notes: Commissioned in the 1940's. By 1961, it was renumbered N-214, and then to secondary route S18B by 1973.


Old N-120

Alignment: Whitney to US-20 south of Whitney

History and Notes: Designated around 1961, as a short spur off US-20. Changed to secondary route S23A by 1973.

N-121

Alignment:
North segment: South Yankton (US-81) to Crofton (N-12)
Middle segment: N-84, 6 miles east of Bloomfield, to N-13, 5 miles northwest of Pierce.
South segment: US-275 just north of Battle Creek to N-32, 8 miles west of Madison

Distance: North segment: 13.19 miles. Middle segment: 28.33 miles. South segment: 13.51 miles.

Multiplexes: Shared alignment with US-20 from Osmond 3.29 miles eastward.

History and Notes: The original N-121, designated in the mid 1940's, only consisted of the US-275 to N-32 segment; the remainder was part of US-81. In the early 1950's, US-81 was realigned east, and the old alignment between South Yankton and N-13 was designated as N-98. Between 1966 and 1971, this N-98 designation was changed to N-121.

Attractions Along the Way: Gavins Point Dam and Lewis and Clark Visitors Center (north of Crofton)

Old N-123

Alignment: 5 miles west of Decatur to 9 miles southwest of Decatur

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's, but decommissioned by 1961. This road is currently unnumbered.


Old N-126

Alignment: Wyoming border in southwest Sioux County to Henry

History and Notes: A short spur off US-26, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S79A by 1977, but was decommissioned around 1986. It is now an unnumbered county road.

Old N-127

Alignment: Seward to N-15 west of Milford

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's. This became part of N-15 around 1969, when the latter was realigned.

N-128

Alignment: N-50 south of Syracuse to US-75 south of Nebraska City

Distance: 16.82 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with N-67 through Lorton (1 mile)

History and Notes: This route originally (1940's) was known as N-129. The designation was changed in the early 1970's, presumably to avoid conflict with I-129.

Old N-129#1

Alignment: N-50 south of Syracuse to Lorton (N-67)

History and Notes: Designated in the 1940's, this route existed until around 1970. This route was renumbered N-128.


Old NE-129#2

Alignment: Harrisburg to N-71 east of Harrisburg

History and Notes: A short spur off N-71, implemented around 1961. Changed to N-171 around 1967, then to secondary route S4A around 1973.

I-129

Alignment: US-77 in South Sioux City to Iowa border (I-129) north of the Sioux City IA airport

Distance: 3.21 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-20 and US-75 the entire route

History and Notes: I-129 was added to the Interstate system in 1968. This was part of a request that had been made to add 246 miles to the Nebraska Interstate system, and apparently was part of a planned Lincoln to Sioux City interstate as an upgrade of US-77. However, only 2.5 miles was funded in Nebraska to begin construction of I-129. Nebraska completed its segment by 1977.

Links: AARoads' I-129 Guide, Kurumi's I-129 Page

Old N-130

Alignment: Waterloo to Omaha

History and Notes: Designated before 1940. Was renumbered as part of N-64 by 1961.


N-131

Alignment: US-75 on north side of Bellevue to N-370 in Bellevue

History and Notes: Designated around 1970, but decommissioned by the mid 1980's. This route is currently unnumbered.

Old N-132

Alignment: Louisville to Plattsmouth

History and Notes: Designated in the early 1950's, this route became part of N-66 by 1961.

N-133

Alignment: Blair (US-30) to Omaha (US-6)

Distance: 19.25 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-680 in Omaha

Multi-Lane Segments: Omaha, I-680 to US-6

History and Notes: Designation dates back to at least 1947.

Attractions Along the Way: Girls and Boys Town (Omaha); President Ford's Birthplace (Omaha)

Old N-134#1

Alignment: Mason City to N-92 north of Mason City

History and Notes: A short alignment in place through at least 1955, but eliminated by 1961. Now an unnumbered county road.


Old N-134#2

Alignment: Trumbull to US-34/281 north of Hastings

History and Notes: A short spur off US-34, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S1D by 1973.

Old N-135

Alignment: Tilden to N-53

History and Notes: Designated in the early 1950's. By 1961, was numbered as N-39, and by 1974 (and through the present) as N-45.

US-136

Alignment: US-6/ US-34 north of Edson to Missouri border (US-136) at Brownville

Distance: 239.86 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with N-46 for 0.43 mile in Oxford; with N-89 in Orleans (0.53 mile); with US-183 (Alma 2 miles northward); with N-10 in Franklin (0.5 mile); with N-14 (between Nelson and Superior, 4 miles); with US-81 (for 1 mile south of Hebron); with N-4 (from Beatrice to 2 miles southwest of Filley, 11.5 miles total); with N-105 (for 0.85 mile south of Johnson); and with N-67 (for 2.6 miles west of Brownville).

History and Notes: US-136 was commissioned in 1951, but only consisted of the segment from St. Joseph, MO eastward. It was extended west into Nebraska in 1960, replacing N-3.

Attractions Along the Way: Willa Cather Historical Center (Red Cloud); Homestead National Monument (Beatrice); Meriweather Lewis Museum (Brownville)

Follow This Highway Across: Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana

Links: Dale Sanderson's END US-136 Page

N-137

Alignment: South Dakota border (SD-47) to Newport (US-20)

Distance: 29.75 miles

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with N-12 for 5 miles

History and Notes: Designation in place around 1950.

US-138

Alignment: US-30 near Big Springs to Colorado border (US-138) northeast of Julesburg, CO

Distance: 11.47 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 at exit 101

History and Notes: Designated in 1926; previously was a segment of N-17.

US-138 is interesting in the fact that its parent route (US-38) was decommissioned in 1931. It was a spur off the old US-38, which ran from Omaha to Greeley, CO, via the current US-34 and US-6.

Links: Dale Sanderson's END US-138 page


Old N-151

Alignment: US-275 at Beemer to N-51

History and Notes: This route was originally N-90 in the 1930's, lasting through at least 1955. By 1961, it was numbered as N-15, as a short spur off N-51. Designation was changed to secondary route L20A by 1973.

US-159

Alignment: Kansas border (US-159) south of Falls City to Missouri border (US-159) at Rulo

Distance: 13.87 miles

Multiplexes: Shared alignment with US-73 from Falls City to the Kansas border (4.13 miles)

Follow This Highway Across: Missouri and Kansas

Old N-165

Alignment 1: N-65 south of Pawnee City to 3 miles west of N-65, in southern Pawnee County
Alignment 2: Capitol St. in Omaha to Eppley Arpt via Carter Lake, IA

History and Notes: Alignment 1 was a spur off N-65, this was the original designation for secondary route S67C. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973. Alignment 2 was in use by the late 1960's, connected in between with IA-165. The numbering along the Nebraska segment was dropped in the early 1980's, but the Iowa portion remains IA-165.


Old N-174

Alignment: Glenvil to N-74 south of Glenvil

History and Notes: A spur off N-74, this was the original designation for secondary route S18E. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-180

Alignment: Anselmo east, then south to Merna

History and Notes: This route was originally (since at least the 1930's) part of old N-80, then made into N-180 by 1950, when the original route was realigned. Designation changed to N-302 around 1961, presumably to avoid conflict with I-180, then to secondary route S21A (the present designation) by 1973.

I-180

Alignment: I-80/ US-34 junction in Lincoln to north of "O" St. in Lincoln

Distance: 3.47 miles

Multiplexes: US-34 for its entire length

NHS: Entire route

Attractions Along the Way: State Capitol (Lincoln); Nebraska State Fair (Lincoln)

Links: AARoads' I-180 Guide, Kurumi's I-180 Page


Old N-181

Alignment: Platte Center to US-81 north of Columbus

History and Notes: A short spur off US-81, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S71B by 1973.

US-183

Alignment: South Dakota border (US-183) near Wewela, SD, to Kansas border (US-183) south of Alma

Distance: 225.67 miles

Multiplexes: Shared alignment with N-12 from Springview 5 miles south; with US-20 and N-7 from west of Long Pine to Bassett (11.61 miles); with N-91 for 1 mile from Taylor south; with N-70 for 1 mile north from Westerville; with N-92 for 0.4 mile near Ansley; with N-2 for 0.5 mile south of Ansley; and with US-136 for 2 miles north of Alma.

History and Notes: When first designated around 1933, US-183 and US-83 aligments were reversed. The initial US-183 alignment was as follows:

  • South Dakota border to Valentine along current US-83.
  • (Stretch between Valentine and Mullen, not marked).
  • Mullen to North Platte along current N-97.
  • North Platte to Kansas border south of McCook, along current US-83.

By 1950, the alignment was changed. The new aligment followed the current US-183, except for a segment from Bassett to Springview, along what is now N-7. The alignments of US-183 and N-7 bewteen Springview and US-20 were swapped around 1966.

Follow This Highway Across: South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas


Old N-187

Alignment: East jct. US-385/N-87 to Sheridan County border

History and Notes: A short spur off N-87, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S7A by 1973.


Old N-192

Alignment: Palmer to N-92 south of Palmer

History and Notes: A short spur off N-92, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S61A by 1973.


Old N-204

Alignment: Oak to N-4 north of Oak

History and Notes: A short spur off N-4, implemented around 1966. Was changed to secondary route S65A by 1973.


Old N-206

Alignment: Kenesaw to US-6/US-34 south of Kenesaw

History and Notes: A short spur off US-6, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S1A by 1973.


Old N-208

Alignment: Liberty to N-8 east of Barneston

History and Notes: A short spur off N-8, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S34A by 1973.


Old N-210

Alignment: Upland to N-10 west of Upland

History and Notes: A short spur off N-10, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S31A by 1973.


Old N-214

Alignment: Edgar to N-14 west of Edgar

History and Notes: A short spur off N-14, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S18B by 1973.


Old N-226

Alignment: Svitak Airport in southwest Sioux County to N-92 south of Morrill

History and Notes: A short spur off US-26, implemented around 1961. By 1975, the segment north of US-26 was unmarked, and the south segment (through at least 1991) was secondary route L79D. Currently is an unmarked county road.


Old N-230

Alignment: Brownson (west of Sidney) to 2 miles northeast of Brownson

History and Notes: A short spur off US-30, implemented around 1961. Was changed to secondary route S17A by 1973.


Old N-234

Alignment: Alvo to US-34 east of Eagle

History and Notes: A short spur off US-34, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S13B by 1973, then to N-63 around 1987.


Old N-241

Alignment: Swanton to N-41 west of Wilber

History and Notes: A short spur off N-41, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S76D by 1973.

N-250

Alignment: Rushville (US-20) to Lakeside (N-2)

Distance: 48.57 miles

History and Notes: This route (at least the northern half of it) was mandated by the Nebraska legislature, apparently because the Dept. of Roads failed to build a highway in this area; the route number was written into the legislation. The route was authorized in statute 39-1309 on September 18, 1955, and initially extended from US-20 to the Smith Lake Recreation Area; the extension to N-2 was done in the 1990's. According to the DOR, the traffic count at the N-2 junction is only 35 cars a day.


Old N-274

Alignment: Ong to N-74 north of Ong, in southeast Clay County

History and Notes: A short spur off N-74, implemented around 1966. Designation was changed to secondary route S18F by 1973.

US-275

Blue Pole Route
Blue Pole Route

Black Hills Trail
Black Hills Trail

Alignment: O'Neill (US-281) to Iowa border (US-275) at Omaha

Distance: 191.14 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 on the southwest side of Omaha

Freeway Segments: West of Elk City to Waterloo

Multi-Lane Segments: Norfolk; Winslow to 3 miles east of Fremont; Waterloo to Iowa border

Spurs and Alternates: None. BUSN US-275 through Norfolk was decommissioned in the spring of 2001.

NHS: Entire route

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-20 from O'Neill to 5 miles southeast of Inman (13.03 miles); with N-15 for 2 miles near Pilger; with N-32 through West Point (0.7 mile); with N-91 from 3 miles nothwest of Scribner to near Nickerson (18.15 miles total); with US-77 from Winslow to Fremont (8.76 miles); with US-30 around the northeast side of Fremont (4 miles); with N-64 through Valley (3.5 miles); and with N-92 from south of Elkhorn to the Iowa border (19.71 miles).

History and Notes: Alignment of US-275 has stayed fairly steady over the years, although previously (1950's and earlier) it entered Omaha via Dodge St. instead of L St.

This road was originally named as the "Blue Pole Route" from Norfolk, and was part of the "Black Hills Trail". In 1922, it used highway numbers N-49 and N-16, and was numbered as N-8 in the 1926 highway system. The US-275 designation was assigned in 1932.

A new US-275 routing of 4 lanes between Fremont and Waterloo was completed by spring 2002 after beginning work in August 1998. The old US-275 in this area was turned back to Douglas County.

Attractions Along the Way: Neligh Mills State Historical Site (Neligh); President Ford's Birthplace (Omaha); Henry Doorly Zoo (Omaha); Girls and Boys Town (Omaha); College World Series (Omaha)

Follow This Highway Across: Iowa and Missouri

Links: Dale Sanderson's END US-275 Page

City Route
US-275

Alignment 1: US-30 (Jct. 23rd and Broad Sts). in Fremont to US-275 (Bell St. and Military Ave.) in Fremont
Alignment 2: US-275 (intersection of 72nd and Dodge Sts.) in Omaha to US-275 south of Omaha

History and Notes: Alternate routes of US-275; commissioned in 1942, but decommissioned sometime in the 1960's.

Old I-280

History and Notes: Plans in the 1960's had this designation used for the current I-680 around Omaha. However, this road was to go into Iowa, and there already was an I-280 in that state (at the Quad Cities). Since the same number couldn't be used in both places, this road was redesignated as I-680. I-280 designation may have been marked through at least 1964.

Links: Kurumi's I-280 Page

US-281

American Legion Memorial Highway
Alignment: South Dakota border (US-281) north of Spencer to Kansas border (US-281) south of Red Cloud

Distance: 222.77 miles

NHS: O'Neill to Grand Island

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with N-12 for 3.7 miles east from Spencer; with US-20 through O'Neill (0.5 mile); with N-70 for 7 miles north and south of Bartlett (14 miles total); with N-91 for 6 miles around the Wheeler/Greeley County line; with N-22 for 7.8 miles in southern Greeley County; with N-92 for 2.5 miles south from St. Paul; with N-2 around Grand Island (4.5 miles); with US-34 from Grand Island to Hastings (22.78 miles); with US-6 on the south side of Hastings (0.5 mile); with N-74 for 1.5 miles east from Ayr; with N-4 for 3.6 miles in northern Webster County

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 south of Grand Island

Multi-Lane Segments: N-58 near St. Libory to Hastings

History and Notes: Designation in place in 1933, although it has gone through some realignments over the years. It previously entered South Dakota along what is now N-11; it was realigned in Wheeler and Greeley Counties; and in northern Webster County.

In the 1922 numbering system, the only stretch of present US-281 numbered was from Grand Island to the Kansas line, using N-41. This became part of N-2 when the new numbering system was implemented in the mid 1920's. N-2 was later rerouted east from Grand Island instead of south, and the new US-281 took over the old N-2 segment.

Attractions Along the Way: Museum of Nebraska Major League Baseball (St. Paul); Stahr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer (Grand Island); Willa Cather State Historical Site (Red Cloud)

Follow This Highway Across: North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas

US-283

Alignment: Lexington (US-30) to Kansas border (US-283) south of Arapahoe

Distance: 58.44 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 south of Lexington

Multi-Lane Segments: I-80 to Lexington

History and Notes: Original (1932) ending was in Kansas. Route was extended north to its present terminus along N-21 by 1950.

Follow This Highway Across: Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas

Links: Dale Sanderson's END US-283 page


Old N-292

Alignment: Surprise to Rising City (N-92)

History and Notes: A short spur off N-92, implemented around 1961. Designation changed to secondary route S12E by 1973.