About the Build Nebraska Act
Recognizing surface transportation needs in Nebraska and the insufficient funding available to meet those needs, the 2011 Legislature passed into law the Build Nebraska Act (BNA). This 20-year funding mechanism reassigned 1/4 of 1 cent of the existing general state sales tax receipts to state and local highways, roads and streets. The lion’s share, 85%, goes to the Nebraska Department of Transportation for expansion and reconstruction of the Expressway system and federally designated High Priority Corridors, construction of new highways and other high priority projects for the State Highway System. These funds first became available in the fall of 2013 and are estimated to generate $1.2 billion over the twenty year period. The Act also directs funding (15% of the total) to counties and municipalities for road and street purposes, distributed by formula.
General Nebraska Transportation Program Info
- Nebraska's Surface Transportation Program Book
- Nebraska's Long Range Transportation Plan - "Vision 2032"
Find more information on projects selected to be funded by the Build Nebraska Act, as well as information on the next round of project selection.