Heartland Expressway News

  • Heartland Expressway likely to see some expansion during 2021

    A representative of the Heartland Expressway Association says there are plans to continue the highway project in the coming years. Deb Cottier, whose regular job is with Dawes County’s Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation, told the Western Nebraska Economic Development group Thursday that the expressway is expected to see some expansion likely in 2021. Bids will […]

  • HEA Responds to U.S. Department of Transportation’s RFI on ROUTES Initiative

    T Identifying Unmet Needs in Rural Transportation A. What infrastructure issues are contributing to high fatality rates on rural roadways and rail-highway grade crossings (e.g., roadway condition or geometry, driver behavior, wildlife collisions)? The rural nature of Western Nebraska creates safety issues when the mix of traffic includes heavy agricultural harvest equipment, motorcycles (especially during […]

  • Democrats announce agreement with Trump on North American trade pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him. The California Democrat said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a significant improvement over the original North […]

  • 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 […]