Interstate 180 (Nebraska)

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Interstate 180 marker

Interstate 180
U.S. Route 34
I-180 highlighted in red
Route information
Auxiliary route of I-80
Maintained by NDOT
Length3.47 mi[1] (5.58 km)
Existed1964[citation needed]–present
Major junctions
South end US 34 in Lincoln
North end I-80 / US 34 / US 77 in Lincoln
Highway system
US 159US 183

Interstate 180 (I-180) is a short spur highway linking Interstate 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska with downtown Lincoln. The length of the highway is 3.47 miles (5.58 km). It connects 9th and 10th Streets (a pair of one-way streets) to exit 401 of Interstate 80. It overlaps U.S. Highway 34 (US 34) for its entire length.

Route description[edit]

Interstate 180 begins in downtown Lincoln as a four-lane freeway, heading north concurrent with US 34. From the south end of the freeway, US 34 heads south on a one-way pair consisting of North 9th Street (southbound) and North 10th Street (northbound). At the southern terminus, I-180 intersects "R" Street before passing over a Union Pacific/BNSF railroad line as it heads north between Haymarket Park to the west and residential areas to the east. I-180 crosses the Salt Creek and passes under US 6 before coming to a partial cloverleaf interchange with Cornhusker Highway that provides access to US 6. From this point, the freeway passes through more residential neighborhoods before coming to the Superior Street exit. A short distance later, I-180 reaches a cloverleaf interchange with I-80/US 77, where I-180 ends and US 34 continues to the west as a four-lane divided surface road called the Purple Heart Highway.[1][2]

At its south end, it passes to the west of University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium, home to the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.[2]


I-180 was under construction in 1962,[3] and was first open in 1964.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Lincoln, Lancaster County.

3.475.58 US 34 east (9th Street) / R StreetAt-grade intersection; one-way street, southbound exit; southern terminus of I-180; south end of US 34 overlap; highway continues as US 34
US 34 (10th Street) / R StreetAt-grade intersection; one-way street, northbound entrance; southern terminus of I-180; south end of US 34 overlap
2.053.302 To US 6 / Cornhusker Highway – Lincoln AirportFormer US 77
0.791.271Superior Street
401C-D US 34 west (Purple Heart Highway) / I-80 / US 77 – Omaha, Lincoln Airport, Air ParkNorthern terminus of I-180; north end of US 34 overlap; exit numbers based on I-80 mileage; signed as 401C (west) and 401D (east); highway continues as US 34 (Purple Heart Highway); cloverleaf interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c "Nebraska Highway Reference Log Book" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Roads. 2015. p. 282. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Google (2010-11-11). "overview of Interstate 180" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  3. ^ "Interstate 180 Nebraska @". Interstate-Guide. AARoads. Retrieved May 14, 2016.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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