Nebraska Highway 21

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Nebraska Highway 21 marker

Nebraska Highway 21
Route information
Maintained by NDOR
Length: 73.37 mi[1] (118.08 km)
Existed: 1925 – present
Major junctions
South end: N‑23 near Eustis
  I‑80 south of Cozad
US 30 in Cozad
North end: N‑2 / N‑92 in Broken Bow
Counties: Frontier, Dawson, Custer
Highway system
US 20 N-22

Nebraska Highway 21 is a highway in central Nebraska. Its southern terminus is at Nebraska Highway 23 east of Eustis. Its northern terminus is at an intersection with Nebraska Highway 2 and Nebraska Highway 92 in Broken Bow.

Route description[edit]

Nebraska Highway 21 begins a mile east of Eustis at an intersection with Nebraska Highway 23. It goes north through farmland and meets Interstate 80 shortly before Cozad. In Cozad, it meets U.S. Highway 30 and goes on a 13-mile (21 km) concurrency eastward to Lexington. At Lexington, it turns north into rural prairie areas and meets Nebraska Highway 40 in Oconto. After passing Oconto, it turns north-northeasterly and ends in Broken Bow when it meets Nebraska Highway 2 and Nebraska Highway 92.[1][2]


The original version of Nebraska Highway 21 went south from Lexington and turned east to go through Beaver City and Alma. In the 1940s, U.S. Highway 283 was created and took over the segment of the highway south of Lexington, with the Beaver City-Alma segment becoming Nebraska Highway 89. In 1960, the current route was completed, as the Cozad-Eustis segment was completed, and the highway extended along US 30.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] Junction Notes
Frontier Eustis 0.00 N‑23 Southern terminus
Dawson Cozad 12.69 I‑80 I-80 exit 222
14.05 US 30 west South end of US 30 overlap
Darr 22.28 L‑24A south
Lexington 27.51 US 30 east (West Pacific Street) North end of US 30 overlap
Custer Oconto 52.46 N‑40
Broken Bow 73.37 N‑2 / N‑92 (South E Street) Northern terminus


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