Heartland Expressway News

  • COTTIER: Update on the Alliance South portion of the Heartland Expressway project

    While it seems little is happening along the expressway since the opening of the north half of the two-part project to create a four-lane divided highway on US 385 from the junction of NE Hwy 2 south to the junction with L62A, NDOT has informed the Heartland Expressway Association (HEA) board that work continues to […]

  • U.S. RURAL ROADS & BRIDGES HAVE SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES & HIGH FATALITY RATES; REPAIRS & MODERNIZATION NEEDED TO IMPROVE CONDITIONS, BOOST SAFETY & SUPPORT GROWTH & CONNECTIVITY

    Washington, D.C. – America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth in the nation’s Heartland, which is a critical source of energy, food and fiber. With increases in population and growing employment, rural America is heavily reliant on the quality of its transportation system to sustain further growth. This […]

  • The Heartland Expressway sees tweaks in its construction

    https://www.ksnblocal4.com/scottsbluff/content/news/The-Heartland-Expressway-sees-a-few-tweaks-in-its-construction-505703081.html?jwsource=cl PANHANDLE, Neb. – (KNEP) – The Heartland Expressway project continues to push forward but sees some tweaks along the way. According to the Board of Director’s President Deb Cottier the project doesn’t have a specific timetable for completion. With that said, they are in a much different spot now than five years ago. The board […]

  • Heartland Expressway to send members to Lincoln

    Heartland Expressway Association will send several board members to Lincoln in February for the annual Lincoln Legislative trip taken by the Leadership Scotts Bluff and Leadership Chadron classes. During the bus trip, the leadership classes will learn about the Heartland Expressway and will have an additional meeting with the Department of Transportation this year. The […]

  • Ports to Plains Alliance Looks at Corridor-Long Interstate Designation

    December 4, 2018 – The Heartland Expressway Association is a part of larger, multi-state alliance that extends from the Mexico-Texas border to the Montana-Canada border. The three federally designated high priority corridors (Ports to Plains, Heartland and Teddy Roosevelt) collectively are looking at the most effective way to approach Congressional representatives about future improvements on […]

  • Nebraska Announces Funding for Expansion of the Heartland Expressway

    September 23, 2016 The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) and Governor Ricketts announced today $300 million in transportation construction investments, including U.S. 26 from Minatare to U.S. 385, as a 4-lane divided highway, as well as the design of 12 projects, including U.S. 385 from Alliance to Chadron, as a Super 2, and planning of […]

  • ‘Super 2’ highways considered for stretching road budgets

    LINCOLN (AP) — Road planners are considering “Super 2” highways as a way to stretch Nebraska’s highway dollars. The two-lane highways have wider shoulders and an extra passing lane every five miles or so. Nebraska Roads Department engineers have said the design could increase traffic flow at less than half the price of a new […]

  • Testimony: Act key to helping freight move FAST across the country

    Economic development and keeping products moving cross country were among the discussions during a hearing in Scottsbluff Monday. A U.S. Senate field hearing, “Keeping Goods Moving in America’s Heartland,” was held by the Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security Subcommittee in Scottsbluff Wednesday to discuss the FAST Act, a five-year federal highway […]

  • Bill to accelerate work on Nebraska roads, bridges advances

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A bill designed to expedite work on Nebraska road and bridge projects has won first-round approval from lawmakers. The measure that advanced Tuesday on a 43-0 vote would withdraw $50 million from the state’s cash reserve for an “infrastructure bank” fund. The Nebraska Department of Roads would pull money from the […]