Nebraska Department of Roads

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Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR)
Agency overview
Formed 1957
Preceding agency
  • Nebraska Bureau of Roads and Bridges
Dissolved 2017
Superseding agency
Jurisdiction Nebraska
Headquarters 1500 Highway 2 Lincoln, Nebraska
Parent agency State of Nebraska

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) was the state government agency charged with building and maintaining the state and federal highways in the U.S. State of Nebraska from 1957 to 2017. The main headquarters of the agency is located in Lincoln, the capital city. At the time of its dissolution, there were eight NDOR district offices located across the state.

Formed in 1957 from the Bureaus of Roads and of Highway Safety and Patrol within the Nebraska Department of Roads and Irrigation[1], The Department of Roads was responsible solely for the construction and maintenance of the public highway system in Nebraska, including the initial construction of Nebraska's Interstate System. While originally the Department was much like those in other states, NDOR was the last agency of its type in the United States, being a Department of Roads (as opposed to a Department of Transportation). The Nebraska Department of Roads did not oversee Nebraska aviation, waterways, motor vehicles, or many other areas that similar agencies in other states have as part of their mission.

In April 2017, the Nebraska Legislature, on the advice of Governor Pete Ricketts, approved a plan that would combine the Nebraska Department of Roads and the Nebraska Department of Aeronautics into the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT)[2]. The Nebraska Department of Roads officially dissolved on June 30, 2017, and the new Department of Transportation began operation the next day.

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