First Group of Projects in 'Build Nebraska Act' Includes Kearney East Bypass


Gov. Dave Heineman provided an update to citizens on the “Build Nebraska Act,” which directs a portion of Nebraska’s existing sales tax to fund new road construction throughout the state.

“Good roads are important for economic growth and public safety,” said Gov. Heineman.

The first group of projects is currently underway. They include: Highway 133 from Blair to Omaha, the Kearney East Bypass, the Wahoo Bypass, I-80 Eastbound 126-96th Street in Omaha, I-80 Westbound-I-480-60th Street in Omaha and I-680 Northbound-Center to Pacific in Omaha.

The second group of projects is planned for fiscal years 2016-2019. These include I-80 NW of Lincoln, Highway 75 from Plattsmouth to Bellevue, the Heartland Expressway - Highway 385 Link 62A to Alliance, Highway 6 southeast of Hastings, Highway 30 from Schuyler to Fremont and a new Highway 75 interchange southeast of Nebraska City.

The third group of projects is planned for fiscal years 2020-2023. These include a south beltway around Lincoln, widening Highway 30 west of Grand Island and Highway 34/75 from Murray to Plattsmouth, a new interchange for I-80 at 24th Street in Omaha and conversion of at-grade intersections to interchanges at US 77 around west Lincoln.