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 funding mechanism reassigned 1/4 of one percent 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 before expiring in 2024.  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



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.


Build Nebraska Act - The First 10 Years  |  Build Nebraska Act - The Next 10 Years