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

Nebraska Northwest Dev. Corp
Chairman

Chelsie Herian

Box Butte Development Corp.
Vice-Chair

Megan Koppenhafer

PADD
Treasurer/Secretary

Annie Folck

City of Gering
Director

Garwood Tim individual

Tim Garwood

Alliance Tractor
Director

Nathan Green

City of Scottsbluff
Director

Karen Anderson

SB/G United Chamber
Director

Kent Greenwalt

City of Terrytown, NE
Director

Milo Rust

City of Chadron, NE
Director

Bill Law

City of Torrington, WY
Director

Amy Sapp

City of Kimball, NE
Director

Doug Leafgreen

NE Highway Commission
Ex-Officio

Joe Kiely

Ports to Plains Alliance
Ex-Officio