Nebraska Highway 66

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Nebraska Highway 66 marker

Nebraska Highway 66
Nebraska Highway 66 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOR
Length: 83.55 mi[1] (134.46 km)
Segment 1
Length: 21.01 mi[1] (33.81 km)
West end: N-14 south of Central City
East end: US 81 south of Stromsburg
Segment 2
Length: 14.03 mi[1] (22.58 km)
West end: N-15 west of Dwight
East end: N-79 in Valparaiso
Segment 3
Length: 35.34 mi[1] (56.87 km)
West end: US 77 south of Wahoo
Major
junctions:
US 6 in Ashland
I-80 southeast of Ashland
N-50 southwest of Louisville
East end: Main Street in Louisville
Segment 4
Length: 13.17 mi[1] (21.20 km)
West end: Walnut Street in Louisville
East end: US 34 / US 75 west of Plattsmouth
Location
Counties: Segment 1: Hamilton, Polk
Segment 2: Butler, Saunders
Segment 3: Saunders, Cass
Segment 4: Cass
Highway system
N-65 N-67

Nebraska Highway 66 is a highway in central and eastern Nebraska. It is a discontinuous highway with four segments heading in a west-to-east direction. The first segment begins at Nebraska Highway 14 south of Central City and ends at U.S. Highway 81 south of Stromsburg. The second segment begins at Nebraska Highway 15 west of Dwight and ends at Nebraska Highway 79 in Valparaiso. The third segment begins at U.S. Highway 77 south of Wahoo and ends at Main Street in Louisville. The fourth and final segment begins at the intersection with Walnut Street and Koop Avenue in Louisville, and ends at U.S. Highway 34 and U.S. Highway 75 west of Plattsmouth.

Route description[edit]

First segment[edit]

Nebraska Highway 66 begins at an intersection with NE 14 south of Central City. It heads eastward through farmland, passing through Hordville and Polk along the way. South of Stromsburg, it meets US 81 where the segment terminates. The next segment begins about 26 miles (42 km) to the east of this point.[1][2]

Second segment[edit]

The second segment of Nebraska Highway 66 begins at NE 15 west of Dwight. It continues in an eastward direction through farmland before ending at NE 79 in Valparaiso. The next segment picks up just over 15 miles (24 km) to the east of Valparaiso.[1][3]

Third segment[edit]

The third segment of NE 66 starts at an intersection with US 77 south of Wahoo. It again continues eastward and to the southeast into farmland, passing near the communities of Ithaca and Memphis. To the southeast, it enters Ashland where the highway will intersect with US 6. Continuing to the southeast, NE 66 intersects I-80 at exit 426. The highway continues eastward, passing through South Bend and heading to the southeast. Southwest of Louisville, the route intersects with NE 50 and runs concurrently northward with it for just over a mile. Upon entering Louisville, NE 66 splits off to the east. At Main Street in Louisville, this segment ends only to resume 0.13 miles (0.21 km) to the east.[1][4]

Fourth segment[edit]

Still in Louisville, the final segment of NE 66 starts at the intersection with Koop Avenue and Walnut Street. It continues eastward, exiting Louisville and entering farmland. Further to the east, the highway intersects with US 34 and US 75 just west of Plattsmouth. At this point, the segment terminates and the highway ends.[1][5]

History[edit]

Prior to October 24, 2005, the segment of Nebraska Highway 66 between U.S. Highway 77 south of Wahoo and U.S. Highway 6 in Ashland was designated as Nebraska Highway 63. On that day, this segment was renumbered to the present designation of NE 66.[6]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Hamilton 0.00 0.00 N-14 (Broadway Street) Western terminus of first segment
Polk 21.01 33.81 US 81 (Center Road) Eastern terminus of first segment
Gap in route
Butler 47.01 75.66 N-15 (Road O) Western terminus of second segment
Dwight 51.00 82.08 S-12D north (4th Street)
Saunders Valparaiso 61.04 98.23 N-79 (Cedar Street/County Road 28) Eastern terminus of second segment
Gap in route
Saunders 76.24 122.70 US 77 Western terminus of third segment
Ithaca 81.17 130.63 S-78B north
Memphis 90.35 145.40 S-78C west (Galena)
Ashland 97.44 156.81 US 6
Cass 101.30 163.03 I-80 I-80 exit 426
Louisville 109.89 176.85 N-50 south West end of N-50 overlap
111.24 179.02 N-50 north East end of N-50 overlap
111.58 179.57 Main Street Eastern terminus of third segment
Gap in route
Cass Louisville 111.71 179.78 Walnut Street Western terminus of fourth segment
Cedar Creek 115.27 185.51 S-13H north (114th Street)
Plattsmouth 124.88 200.97 US 34 / US 75 Eastern terminus of fourth segment
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Nebraska Highway Reference Log Book" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Roads. 2015. pp. 166–168. Retrieved January 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Google (2010-11-09). "overview of Nebraska Highway 66 first segment" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  3. ^ Google (2010-11-09). "overview of Nebraska Highway 66 second segment" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  4. ^ Google (2010-11-09). "overview of Nebraska Highway 66 third segment" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  5. ^ Google (2010-11-09). "overview of Nebraska Highway 66 fourth segment" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  6. ^ The Nebraska Highways Page: Highways 61 to 100

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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