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Revive 755:
I've done some research in university libraries lately, and found some good historical documents.  First area of interest was freeway planning for Omaha, where it seems the only freeway cancellation was the West Expressway, which I've tried to map a couple proposed alignments here:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117499567522166489363.00046643f294a5f56cb77&ll=41.282838,-96.065311&spn=0.100489,0.264359&z=13

The big find today was several corridor studies for unbuilt freeways and several modified expressway routes in Nebraska, which I've attempted to draw here:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117499567522166489363.0004664a544f7f4301e74&ll=40.913513,-98.041992&spn=6.466272,16.918945&z=7

It's midly depressing to look through some of the individual corridor studies and compare them to what was built today.  For example, US 77 between Lincoln and the Kansas border, although seemly downgraded to an expressway later on in the studies but still with many overpasses, would not have run through the small bergs of Cortland and Princeton as it does today, nor have a concurrency with NE 41.  A US 281 freeway between Grand Island and Hastings would have been much better than the stoplight infested route it is today.  The West Lincoln bypass would have either tied into I-180 near the US 6 overpass or had some sort of T-interchange with I-80 instead of the trumpet with 25 mph loop with many trucks and a short merging lane onto I-80.  Then I have to wonder about the money wasted redoing many of these studies instead of protecting the corridors.

I'm guessing since the freeways were planned to be built to interstate standards that NDOR planned to seek interstate numbers for some of them.

Alps:

--- Quote ---I've done some research in university libraries lately, and found some good historical documents.  First area of interest was freeway planning for Omaha, where it seems the only freeway cancellation was the West Expressway, which I've tried to map a couple proposed alignments here:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=117499567522166489363.00046643f294a5f56cb77&ll=41.282838,-96.065311&spn=0.100489,0.264359&z=13
--- End quote ---
Doesn't take much imagination to see what was planned to happen at the east end.

Chris:
I-80 across Nebraska:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcWn4eCyAFo

Alex:
We drove Interstate 80 in 2005 and went from misting rain to 95 degrees and blazing sun to random thunderstorms scattered about toward Wyoming.

Scott5114:
I had to do the portion of I-80 from York to North Platte with nothing but a classical music station to listen to. (I wasn't driving.) And I think Prairie Home Companion came on somewhere in there. Now that's torture.  :no:

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