Nebraska Highway 71
|Maintained by NDOR|
|Length:||167.40 mi (269.40 km)|
|Existed:||1964 – present|
|South end:||SH 71 south of Kimball|
| I-80 south of Kimball
US-30 in Kimball
N-88 northeast of Harrisburg
N-92 southeast of Scottsbluff
US-26 east of Scottsbluff
N-2 west of Hemingford
US-20 in Crawford
|North end:||SD 71 northwest of Crawford|
|Counties:||Kimball, Banner, Scotts Bluff, Sioux, Box Butte, Dawes|
Nebraska Highway 71 is a highway in western Nebraska. Its southern terminus is at the Colorado border south of Kimball, as a continuation of Colorado State Highway 71. Its northern terminus is at the South Dakota border northwest of Crawford, where it continues as South Dakota Highway 71.
Nebraska Highway 71 begins south of Kimball at the Colorado border, where it continues from CO 71. It heads northward from Colorado, intersecting I-80 just to the south of Kimball. Continuing northward into Kimball, it intersects US 30. Further north, the highway meets NE 88 and runs concurrently northward with it for a couple of miles. NE 71 splits off to the north at this point, heading to the northeast to bypass Gering. East of Gering, it intersects NE 92 and runs concurrently northward with it. A little to the north, NE 71 and NE 92 intersect with US 26, and run concurrently to the northwest along it, passing through Scottsbluff.
At the north side of Scottsbluff, NE 71 splits off to the north again. The highway continues north for a while before turning to the northeast and east where it intersects with NE 2. NE 71 goes north by the unincorporated area of Marsland, where it runs concurrent with NE 2 for about a mile. Continuing to the north, NE 71 enters Crawford. NE 71 and NE 2 intersect with US 20 at this point. After leaving Crawford, the highway continues to the northwest, where it runs along the border with South Dakota. Following a couple of miles of riding the border, NE 71 and NE 2 turn northward and enter South Dakota, where it terminates at SD 71.
|Kimball||0.00||SH 71 south (County Road 145)||Colorado border, southern terminus|
|Kimball||15.23-15.25||I-80||I-80 exit 20|
|16.57||US-30 (3rd Street)|
|40.89||N-88 east||South end of NE 88 overlap|
|44.95||N-88 west||North end of NE 88 overlap|
|Scotts Bluff||Gering||59.14||N-92 east||Interchange, south end of NE 92 overlap|
|Scottsbluff||61.74||US-26 east||South end of US 26 overlap|
|65.15||US-26 / N-92 west||North end of US 26/NE 92 overlap|
|Sioux||No major junctions|
|Box Butte||112.15||N-2 east (Dodge Road)||South end of NE 2 overlap|
|Dawes||Crawford||137.99||US-20 west (McPherson Street)||South end of US 20 overlap|
|138.85||US-20 east||North end of US 20 overlap|
|Sioux||167.40||SD 71 north||South Dakota border, northern terminus, north end of NE 2 overlap|
- The Nebraska Highways Page: Highways 61 to 100
- Nebraska Highway Reference Log Book
- Google Inc. Google Maps – overview of Nebraska Highway 71 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Colorado+71+%26+Nebraska+71&daddr=nebraska+2+and+south+dakota+71&hl=en&geocode=FV6jcQIdvNnR-Sn_lD-vYC5uhzHboy80A_-fLg%3BFU0mkAIdtl7S-SkDMxd4ZlZjhzFKVnNxaieTbA&mra=ls&sll=42.106374,-103.381348&sspn=1.858361,5.410767&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=7. Retrieved 2010-11-01.