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Nebraska State Highway System
Nebraska state routes are generally divided into three groups: primary, secondary links, and secondary spurs. The primary routes are usually one or two digits but sometimes are three-digit routes. The secondary system allows for connections from the primary system (Interstate, U.S., or Nebraska Primary) to towns and cities throughout the state. If the secondary route connects two routes (perhaps into or through a city or town), the secondary state route is called a “link.” If the connection leads into a city or town without reconnecting to a state route, the secondary state route is called a “spur.” Occasionally, a third designation for secondary state routes for connections to state parks and recreational areas is used; these are called “recreation road.”
The route number for these secondary routes is determined by the county in which the route is located in alphabetical order (numbers range from 1 to 93, or from Adams to York County). A letter suffix is appended to the route number, and this helps separate multiple link and spur routes within a given county. The end result is a route number such as “L-2A,” which would be the first (“A”) link route in the second county (Antelope County). For more information visit Jesse Whidden’s Nebraska Roads.
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- Capital: Lincoln
- Nickname: Cornhusker State
- Area: 77,355 square miles or 200,350 square kilometers, 15th largest
- Statehood: 37th state; admitted March 1, 1867
- Total Interstate Mileage: 481.66 miles
- Highest Point: Panorama Point (5,424 feet above sea level)
- Mining: oil, natural gas, sand, gravel, stone
- Agriculture: cattle, milk, corn, pigs/hogs, soybeans, wheat, sorghum
This page, and all the Nebraska Roads pages herein, are in no way related to the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT).
Page updated February 26, 2020.