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Current Routes:

    N-370
    US-385
    I-480
    I-680


Historic Routes:

    N-302
    N-310
    N-314
    N-315
    N-320
    N-330
    N-334
    N-337
    US-383

    N-402
    N-410
    N-415
    N-420
    N-430
    N-434
    N-437
    N-437
    N-483

    N-502
    N-515
    N-534
    N-550
    I-580
    N-583
    N-592
    N-602
    N-606

    N-620
    N-702
    N-802
    N-806
    N-1116
    N-1183
    N-1281
    N-2136
    N-2183


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Nebraska Highways 301 and Above
Old N-13W and N-13E

Before US-281 was extended into Nebraska in 1932, it was part of N-13. Near the South Dakota border, the route split into west and east segments. N-13W is currently the north end of N-11, and N-13E is currently US-281. (Map clip from a 1932 Standard Oil map of South Dakota.)

Pre-1927 Route Decommissioned
1927-1950
Decommissioned
1950-1975
Decommissioned
since 1975
Current assignment
Name Details
Old N-302

Alignment: Anselmo to near Victoria Springs State Recreation Area

History and Notes: A short spur off N-2, this was the original designation for secondary route S21A. Implemented around 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-310

Alignment: Hildreth to N-10 east of Hildreth

History and Notes: A short spur off N-10, this was the original designation for secondary route S31B. Implemeted around 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-314

Alignment: Deweese to N-14 east of Deweese

History and Notes: A short spur off N-14, this was the original designation for secondary route S18C. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-315

Alignment: Ulysses to N-15 east of Ulysses

History and Notes: A short spur off N-15, this was the original designation for secondary route S12C. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-320

Alignment: Page to US-20 south of Page

History and Notes: A short spur off US-20, this was the original designation for secondary route S45A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-330

Alignment: US-30 at Maxwell to Fort McPherson National Cemetery

History and Notes: Designated around 1961, replacing N-106. Changed to secondary route S56A around 1973.

Old N-334

Alignment: US-34 to Lincoln Municipal Airport

History and Notes: A short spur off US-34, this was the original designation for secondary route S55C. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

Old N-337

Alignment: Roca to US-77 west of Roca

History and Notes: A short spur off N-37, this was the original designation for secondary route S55F. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

Old N-341

Alignment: Firth to N-41 south of Firth

History and Notes: A short spur off N-41, this was the original designation for secondary route S34B. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

N-370 Shield

Alignment: Gretna (US-6/N-31) to Iowa border (IA-370) near Bellevue

Distance: 19.36 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 at 156th St. southwest of Omaha

Multi-Lane Segments: East side of Papillion to Lincoln Rd. in Bellevue

History and Notes: N-370 was numbered as a continuation of IA-370. This numbering scheme was implemented sometime in the early 1950's. Previously, parts of the road were numbered as N-37, N-50, and N-31.

Toll bridge at the Iowa border.

Attractions Along the Way: Offutt AFB (Bellevue); Strategic Air and Space Museum (Offutt AFB); Old Log Cabin (Bellevue)

Old US-383

Alignment: Alma to Kansas border south of Alma

History and Notes: US-383 was commissioned as a spur off US-83 in Kansas, and extended into south central Nebraska. The Nebraska portion was eliminated in 1964; the Kansas portion is now a state route.

Links: Dale Sanderson's END US-383 Page

Historical Routings Across: Kansas

US-385

Black Hills Loup
Black Hills Loup Hwy

Alignment: South Dakota border (US-385) northwest of Chadron to Colorado border (US-385) southeast of Chappell

Distance: 180.28 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 (no interchange) southeast of Chappell

NHS: South Dakota border to I-80

Multiplexes: Shared alignment with US-20 for 2.2 miles from Chadron west; with N-2 from Berea to the west side of Alliance; with N-92 from Bridgeport to 8 miles southeast of Bridgeport; with US-26 through Bridgeport (1 mile); and with US-30 from Chappell to Sidney (25.73 miles).

History and Notes: Not part of the original US highway plan, but designated in 1958. Previously was known as N-19 for the most part, except for the segment near the Colorado border, which was part of N-27.

US-385 from the South Dakota border to US-26 will be part of the "Heartland Expressway", which will link Denver with Rapid City, SD.

In 2000, US-385 was rerouted. Previously, the route intersected the N-87 junction east of Hemingford, then went east along N-87, before turning south to Alliance. The new route takes US-385 straight south from the (old) N-87 junction (now link highway L7E) to Berea, then multiplexes with N-2 to the west side of Alliance.

Attractions Along the Way: Museum of the Fur Trade (Chadron); Courthouse Rock and Jail Rock (south of Bridgeport); Fort Sidney Post Commander's Home (Sidney)

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

Old N-402

Alignment: Phillips to I-80 southeast of Grand Island

History and Notes: A short spur off N-2 just southeast of Grand Island. Implemented around 1961. By 1973, the Phillips to N-2 (current US-34) segment had become secondary route S41A. The segment north of I-80 became part of mainline N-2 in the late 1970's.

Old N-410

Alignment: Fort Kearny State Park to N-10 southeast of Kearney

History and Notes: A short spur off N-10, this was the original designation for secondary route L50A. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

Old NE-415

Alignment: Bee to N-15 west of Bee

History and Notes: A short spur off N-15, this was the original designation for secondary route S80B. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

Old N-420

Alignment: Ewing to US-20 north of Ewing

History and Notes: A short spur off US-20, this was the original designation for secondary route L45B. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-430

Alignment: US-281 at Grand Island to N-60 (current N-11) north of Wood River

History and Notes: A short spur off US-30, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S40A by 1973, but was decommissioned around in the early 1980's. It is now an unnumbered county road.

Old N-434

Alignment 1: Weeping Water to US-34 near Avoca
Alignment 2: I-80 at east end of Lincoln Municipal Airport to I-180 west of the State Fair Grounds

History and Notes: Both of these were numbered as short spurs off US-34. Alignment 1, formerly part of N-50, was designated around 1961, but changed to N-50A by 1964; this is currently secondary route S13K. Alignment 2 was designated was used for West Cornhusker Highway in Lincoln. Implemented by 1966, but changed to secondary route L55L by 1973. This route was decommissioned in the early 1980's.

Old N-447

Alignment: Hickman to US-77 east of Sprague

History and Notes: A short spur off N-47, this was the original designation for secondary route S55G. Implemented by 1966, but decommissioned by 1973.

I-480 Shield

Gerald R. Ford Freeway

I-480/US-75 Interchange Reconstruction Info

Alignment: I-80 exit 452 in Omaha to the Iowa border (I-480) at Council Bluffs, IA

Distance: 4.15 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 at exit 452

Multiplexing: Shared alignment with US-75 along north/south segment of I-480 (2.3 miles).

NHS: Entire route

History and Notes: Construction began in the early 1960's, and the route was completed by 1975.

According to Kurumi's I-480 page, there were plans to extend I-480 southward through Bellevue, then across a new bridge at Plattsmouth to meet I-29 near Pacific Junction, IA. It was first introduced by Nebraska Rep. Doug Bereuter into Congress 9/15/1999. The extension would incorporate the Kennedy Freeway (US-75) and an upgraded US-75 to US-34 in Plattsmouth, then eastward, replacing the toll bridge on US-34 at the Iowa border. The bill never made it out of committee, and the plans were dropped.

Links: AARoads' I-480 Guide, Kurumi's I-480 Page, I-480/US-75 Interchange Reconstruction Information (from NDOR)

Old N-483

Alignment: Kennedy (ghost town in central Cherry County) to US-83 east of Big Alkali Lake State Park

History and Notes: This route was originally part of US-183, at least back to 1935. By 1947, US-183 had swapped alignments with US-83, with the latter on a new alignment roughly due south from Valentine. By 1961, this route was numbered as a spur off US-83, linking the Big Alkali State Park to US-83. By 1973, it was changed to secondary route S16B.

Old N-502

Alignment: Giltner to US-34 west of Murphy

History and Notes: A short spur off N-2, this was the original designation for secondary route S41B. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-515

Alignment: Staplehurst to N-15 east of Staplehurst

History and Notes: A short spur off N-15, this was the original designation for secondary route S80C. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-534

Alignment: Alvo to US-34 east of Eagle

History and Notes: Designated around 1966, this became secondary route S13B around 1973. Around 1987, it became an extension of N-63.

Old N-550

Alignment: Steinauer to N-50 east of Steinauer

History and Notes: A short spur off N-50, this was the original designation for secondary route S67B. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-577

Alignment: Hallam to US-77 north of Cortland

History and Notes: A short spur off US-77, implemented around 1961. Designation was changed to secondary route S55H by 1973.

Old I-580 Shield

History and Notes: Both the 1980 Rand McNally atlas and the 1980 official Nebraska State Highway Map showed the desigation I-580 being assigned to the expanding North Freeway. Neither the 1979 or 1985 Rand McNally map of Omaha showed this designation (although the 1979 map indicated this route as part of I-480, which was already completed at that point). When this web page was being constructed, sources at the Nebraska Dept. of Roads indicated that this designation was never posted. However, I received the following E-mail from Steve Moreland:

I wanted to provide one note to you regarding I-580 in North Omaha. I attended Creighton University in the late 1970's, and lived right next to the I-580/I-480 interchange in one of Creighton's dormitories. I can state for a fact that I-580 was in fact signed as such back in 1979-80, when the North Freeway was extended to Hamilton Street. The signs only existed on the I-480 exit signs, and on the far north end of the freeway. However, it was not signed as such at the Cuming, Burt, nor the 30th Street/North Freeway entrance ramps.

An E-mail from Matt Wolff indicated that the designation lasted even longer:

I can confirm Steve Moreland's observation that I-580 was in fact signed in the early 1980's. I grew up in west Omaha, and had to ride the bus to an elementary school downtown (Conestoga Elementary on 22nd and Burdette St) for 2nd grade during the 1981-82 school year. I was already well on my way to being "road geek" as I used to read the big green signs, etc. whenever I was being driven anywhere, and got to read these signs every day on the way to and from school that year!

According to Kurumi's I-580 page (linked below), the reasoning for the decommissioning of I-580 was financial. The cost of reconstructing the interchange with I-480 to federal standards would have doubled the final cost for I-580. Omaha and NDOR declined, and thus removed the existing signage (I-480 to Lake Street).

The North Freeway is currently US-75.

Links: AARoads' I-580 Guide, Kurumi's I-580 Page

Old N-583

Alignment: Stapleton to Gandy

History and Notes: A short spur off US-83, this was the original designation for secondary route S57A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-592

Alignment: Malmo to N-92 south of Malmo

History and Notes: A short spur off N-92, this was the original designation for secondary route S78E. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-602

Alignment: Henderson to US-34 east of Hampton

History and Notes: A short spur off (a since decommissioned part of) N-2, this was the original designation for secondary route S93A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-606

Alignment: Cordova to US-6 west of Friend

History and Notes: A short spur off US-6, this was the original designation for secondary route S76A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-620

Alignment: Waterbury to US-20 west of Waterbury

History and Notes: A short spur off US-20, this was the original designation for secondary route S26A. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

I-680

Alignment: I-80 on southwest side of Omaha to Iowa border (I-680) on far north side of Omaha

Distance: 13.32 miles

Intersecting Interstates: I-80 on southwest side of Omaha

NHS: Entire route

History and Notes: Construction of I-680 was completed between I-80 and Dodge St. by 1961. The remainder of the route in Nebraska was completed by 1975; the connection from the Missouri River to I-29 in Iowa was completed in 1980. This route was originally planned to be numbered as I-280, and may have been marked as such in the early 1960's. The number was changed because the route would run into Iowa, where I-280 already existed (around the Quad Cities).

Links: AARoads' I-680 Guide, Kurumi's I-680 Page

Old N-702

Alignment: Garland to US-34 south of Garland

History and Notes: A short spur off (a since decommissioned segment of) N-2, this was the original designation for secondary route S80D. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-802

Alignment: Douglas to Palmyra (N-2)

History and Notes: A short spur off N-2, this was the original designation for secondary route S66A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-806

Alignment: Denton to Emerald (US-6)

History and Notes: A short spur off US-6, this was the original designation for secondary route S55A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-1116

Alignment: N-116 west of Concord to 2 miles east of Concord

History and Notes: A short spur off N-116, this is the original designation for secondary route S26B. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

Old N-1183

Alignment: Comstock to US-183 west of Comstock

History and Notes: A short spur off US-183, this was the original designation for secondary route S21C. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973.

Old N-1281

Alignment: Cowles to US-281 west of Cowles

History and Notes: A short spur off US-281, this was the original designation for secondary route S91B. Implemented by 1966, but changed by 1973.

Old N-2136

Alignment: Naponee to US-136 north of Naponee

History and Notes: A short spur off US-136, this was originally designated as N-203 around 1961, then changed to N-2136 around 1964. It became secondary route S31C in the early 1970's.

Old N-2183

Alignment: Huntley to US-183 west of Huntley

History and Notes: A short spur off US-183, this was the original designation for secondary route S42A. Implemented by 1961, but changed by 1973. This is believed to be the highest number assigned to a Nebraska highway.