Nebraska Highway 71

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Nebraska Highway 71 marker

Nebraska Highway 71
Route information
Maintained by NDOR
Length: 167.40 mi[1] (269.40 km)
Existed: 1962 – present
Major junctions
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
Highway system
N-70 US 73

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.

Route description[edit]

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. N-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, N-71 and N-92 intersect with US 26, and run concurrently to the northwest along it, passing through Scottsbluff.[1][2]

At the north side of Scottsbluff, N-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 N-2. N-71 goes north by the unincorporated area of Marsland, where it runs concurrent with N-2 for about a mile. Continuing to the north, N-71 enters Crawford. N-71 and N-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, N-71 and N-2 turn northward and enter South Dakota, where it terminates at SD 71.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Kimball   0.00 0.00 SH 71 Southern terminus
I‑80 Southern terminus of I-80 concurrency at a diamond interchange
  15.32 24.66 I‑80 Northern terminus of I-80 concurrency at a Partial cloverleaf interchange
Kimball 16.57 26.67 US 30 (Lincoln Highway) Quadrant roadway intersection
Banner   39.88 64.18 S‑4A Eastern terminus of S-4A
  40.89 65.81 N‑88 Southern terminus of N-88 concurrency
  44.95 72.34 N‑88 Northern terminus of N-88 concurrency
Scotts Bluff   58.51–
Five Rocks Road N-71 northbound to Five Rocks Road; Five Rocks Road to N-71 southbound only
Gering 58.70–
N‑92 Partial cloverleaf interchange
  61.74 99.36 US 26 Southern terminus of US 26 concurrency
Scottsbluff 65.15 104.85 US 26 Northern terminus of US 26 concurrency
No major junctions
Box Butte   112.15 180.49 N‑2 Southern terminus of N-2 concurrency
Dawes   137.99 222.07 US 20 Southern terminus of US 20 concurrency
Crawford 138.85 223.46 US 20 Northern terminus of US 20 concurrency
Sioux   167.40 269.40 SD 71
Western terminus of N-2; Northern terminus of N-71
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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