U.S. Route 275

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U.S. Route 275 marker

U.S. Route 275
Route information
Auxiliary route of US 75
Length: 265.82 mi[a] (427.80 km)
  • 15.576 miles (25.067 km) in Missouri
  • 59.391 miles (95.581 km) in Iowa
  • 190.85 miles (307.14 km) in Nebraska
Major junctions
South end: US 136 at Rock Port, Mo.
 
North end: US 281 / US 20 in O'Neill, Neb.
Highway system

U.S. Route 275 (US 275) is a north–south United States highway. It is a branch of US 75, originally terminating at that route in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The highway's northern terminus is in O'Neill, Nebraska, at an intersection with U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 281. Its southern terminus is near Rock Port, Missouri, at an intersection with U.S. Highway 136.

Route description[edit]

U.S. 275 is signed north–south in Missouri and Iowa, while in Nebraska, it is signed east–west.

Missouri[edit]

Southern terminus of US 275 at US 136 near Rock Port, Missouri

U.S. Route 275 begins at an intersection with U.S. Route 136 1 mile (1.6 km) west of Rock Port. It travels to the north and to the northwest through Atchison County for 16 miles (26 km).[1]

Iowa[edit]

U.S. Route 275 crosses into Iowa 1 12 miles (2.4 km) south of Hamburg. It enters Hamburg and intersects Iowa Highway 333 (Iowa 333), which connects to Interstate 29 (I-29) 1 12 miles (2.4 km) to the west. North of Hamburg, it intersects Iowa 2, and the two routes share 5 miles (8.0 km) of road. US 275 and Iowa 2 then bypass Sidney on its east side, and east of Sidney, US 275 and Iowa 2 separate. From east of Sidney, US 275 continues north for 20 miles (32 km) through Tabor until it intersects U.S. Route 34 east of Glenwood. US 275 and US 34 then overlap for 8 miles (13 km), mostly bypassing Glenwood. West of Glenwood, US 34 and US 275 split at an interchange with I-29; US 34 follows southbound I-29, while US 275 follows northbound I-29. For 13 miles (21 km), US 275 overlaps I-29, ending at an interchange with Iowa 92 in southern Council Bluffs. Turning west, US 275 / Iowa 92 travel together for 5 miles (8.0 km) in Iowa and cross the new South Omaha Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Missouri River.[2]

Nebraska[edit]

US 275 enters Nebraska in Omaha in the South Omaha neighborhood paired with Nebraska Highway 92. It goes through Omaha as a four-lane highway until meeting Nebraska Highway 31. The street designations for US 275 in Omaha are, from east to west, Missouri Avenue, L Street, Industrial Road and West Center Road. It crosses the Elkhorn River, which it will follow for most of the rest of the route, then separates from NE 92. It goes northwest and becomes freeway until Fremont. It meets U.S. Route 30 and they are paired together around Fremont until meeting U.S. Route 77. US 275 turns north with US 77, meets Nebraska Highway 91 and separates from US 77 near Winslow.

It turns northwest with NE 91 and they separate near Scribner, Nebraska. US 275 goes north through West Point, turns northwest through Wisner, and then turns west. At Norfolk it meets U.S. Route 81. It continues west-northwest, meets U.S. Route 20 near Inman and the two routes overlap until US 275 ends at an intersection with U.S. Route 281 in downtown O'Neill.

History[edit]

US 275 and Iowa 2 concur near Sidney

At its creation in 1932, US 275 ran from Council Bluffs to Saint Joseph, Missouri. In 1939 the route was extended northwest into Nebraska. In 1963 US 275 was truncated to its current end in northwestern Missouri.

Prior to 1963, US 275 extended south to St. Joseph. The route followed current U.S. Route 136 east from Rock Port to its intersection with U.S. Route 59 near Tarkio, then south with US 59 to St. Joseph.

Before November 2001, US 275 ran alongside the Union Pacific tracks between Waterloo and Fremont, Nebraska. This routing was replaced by a new freeway segment built as part of a project to connect Fremont via freeway to Omaha. This segment is officially called Reichmuth Road in Douglas County and Bell Street in Fremont.

Prior to July 1, 2003, US 275 followed a winding two-lane road between Council Bluffs and Glenwood, Iowa. The segment moved to a concurrency with U.S. Route 34 and Interstate 29 that day as part of a mass decommissioning of highways in Iowa. This road is now Mills County and Pottawattamie County Road L35.

Major intersections[edit]

Mileposts reset at state line crossings. In Nebraska, US 275 is considered an east–west highway, its mileposts run from west to east
State County Location Mile[2][3][4] km Destinations Notes
Missouri Atchison Rock Port 0.000 0.000 US 136 – Rock Port, Phelps City
  15.576
0.000
25.067
0.000
MissouriIowa state line
Iowa Fremont Hamburg 2.129 3.426 Iowa 333 west
Riverton 7.950 12.794 Iowa 2 west South end of Iowa 2 overlap
Sidney 12.671 20.392 Iowa 2 east North end of Iowa 2 overlap
Mills Glenwood 33.544 53.984 US 34 east South end of US 34 overlap
41.824 67.309 I-29 south / US 34 west North end of US 34 overlap; south end of I-29 overlap
Saint Marys Township 49.152 79.102 Iowa 370 west
Pottawattamie Council Bluffs 54.212 87.246 I-29 north / Iowa 92 east North end of I-29 overlap; South end of Iowa 92 overlap
Missouri River 59.391
190.85
95.581
307.14
South Omaha Veterans Memorial Bridge; IowaNebraska state line
Nebraska Douglas Omaha 189.53 305.02 US 75 (Kennedy Freeway)
184.69 297.23 N‑85 south
181.93 292.79 I‑80 (Exit 445)
180.70 290.81 N‑50 south
174.18 280.32 US 6 / N‑31
  171.14 275.42 N‑92 west West end of N-92 overlap
Waterloo 168.53 271.22 L‑28B to US 6
166.55 268.04 N‑64 east East end of N-64 overlap
Valley 163.02 262.36 N‑64 west West end of N-64 overlap
Mercer 158.48 255.05 N‑36 east
Dodge Fremont 152.14 244.85 US 30 East end of US 30 overlap
148.51 239.00 US 30 west / US 77 south East end of US 77 overlap; West end of US 30 overlap
Nickerson 144.70 232.87 N‑91 east East end of N-91 overlap
Winslow 140.85 226.68 US 77 north West end of US 77 overlap
Hooper 138.41 222.75 S‑27D
Pebble Township 126.82 204.10 N‑91 west West end of N-91 overlap
Cuming West Point 118.15 190.14 N‑32 east East end of N-32 overlap
117.49 189.08 N‑32 west West end of N-32 overlap
116.04 186.75 N‑9 north
Beemer 109.27 175.85 L‑20A
Wisner 100.80 162.22 N‑51 east
Stanton Pilger 96.08 154.63 N‑15 north East end of N-15 overlap
94.08 151.41 N‑15 south West end of N-15 overlap
Spurville 86.06 138.50 N‑57 south
Madison Norfolk 77.47 124.68 N‑24 east / N‑35 east
75.12 120.89 US 81
Battle Creek 65.71 105.75 N‑121 south
Antelope Tilden 53.39 85.92 N‑45 south
Neligh 39.63 63.78 N‑14
Holt Ewing 21.29 34.26 L‑45B
Golden Township 13.03 20.97 US 20 east East end of US 20 overlap
O'Neill 0.00 0.00 US 20 west / US 281 West end of US 20 overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related routes[edit]

Bannered routes[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Total mileage is the sum of the state mileages.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

Browse numbered routes
Route 273 MO Route 283
I-235 IA I-280
N-250 NE US 281