About Us

The Heartland Expressway is first and foremost a surface transportation connection.  The vision is a connection, via 4-lane highways, from the front range of Colorado through Western Nebraska, and further north to the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Heartland Expressway is part of a larger vision that encompasses nine states and four existing corridors, the Port to Plains, Heartland, Camino Real and Theodore Roosevelt. Together they form what is known as the Ports to Plains Corridor.

The Heartland Expressway, a federal high priority corridor, provides an essential economic development tool for rural areas in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming while facilitating domestic and international trade from Canada to Mexico.

The Heartland Expressway Association is a group of dedicated volunteers working to coordinate the activities within Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming transportation departments to assure that the 4-lane construction provides a seamless artery for routing people and goods through the western states from south to north and vice versa. This corridor improvement is vital to improving safe travel, economic development, and energy development for the region and the United States.

Board of Directors

Deb Cottier

Northwest Nebraska Development Corp
Chairman

Annie Folck

City of Gering
Vice-Chair

Karen Anderson

SB/G United Chamber
Director

Mike Dafney

City of Alliance
Director

Tim Garwood

Alliance Tractor
Director

Mark Harris

Scotts Bluff County
Director

Nathan Green

City of Scottsbluff
Director

Jenni Mattern

City of Terrytown
Director

John Sutherland

City of Chadron
Director

Rich Flores

Kimball County
Director

Melinda Pearson

City of Kimball
Director

Joe Kiely

Ports to Plains Alliance
Ex-Officio

Doug Leafgreen

NE Highway Commission
Ex-Officio

Doug Hoevet

NDOT District Engineer
Ex-Officio

Chelsie Herian

Box Butte Development Corp
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Starr Lehl

City of Scottsbluff
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