US-Highway 275 (US-275) is a critical highway in Nebraska’s transportation network that connects Northeast Nebraska to Interstate 80 (I-80) and the Omaha metropolitan area, and provides access to critical services in the region, including employment opportunities, social services, health care and education services. NDOT has invested over $450 million into the expressway system and has steadily advanced US-275 expressway construction. However, there are 44 miles of the US-275 expressway that remain unfinished.
The US-275 Scribner – West Point segment of the US-275 expressway is expanding approximately 18.5 miles of U.S. Highway 275 (US-275) from a two lane highway to a four-lane divided expressway from Scribner, Nebraska to West Point, Nebraska. NDOT plans to construct the majority of this project using a 2+2 approach, which will construct two new lanes with new pavement parallel to the existing lanes that will continue to accommodate traffic. Once construction of the new lanes is complete, all traffic will be shifted to the new lanes while existing lanes would be resurfaced and bridges and other drainage structures would be repaired or replaced. Once resurfacing of the existing lanes is complete, traffic will be shifted to the final four-lane divided expressway configuration.
Once construction of this segment is complete in 2024, 91 of the 115 miles, nearly 80 percent, of the US-275 Norfolk to Omaha Expressway will be constructed as a four-lane divided expressway. This will provide greater mobility and connectivity for the region.
Construction of this segment of US-275 began in July 2021 and is expected to be complete in the spring of 2024.
This location map provides a high-level look at the anticipated construction phasing schedule.