Nebraska Highway 71

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Nebraska Highway 71 marker

Nebraska Highway 71
Nebraska Highway 71 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length: 170.12 mi[1] (273.78 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. It then runs east, concurrently, with Interstate 80 to the next exit where it heads north as a by-pass along the eastern side of Kimball. Just before it passes over US 30 it has a junction with Link 53E which provides access to 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 into the Nebraska Sandhills, turning to the northeast and east where it intersects with N-2 west of Hemingford. Both highways turn north and about 25 miles (40 km) later enter Crawford and intersect US 20. After leaving Crawford, the highway continues to the northwest, where it runs along the border with South Dakota for about a mile until they terminate at the South Dakota state line with SD 71 south of Ardmore, South Dakota.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Destinations Notes
Kimball 0.00 0.00 SH 71 south – Brush Southern terminus; continuation into Colorado
I-80 – Cheyenne, Sidney Diamond interchange; southern terminus of I-80 concurrency
I-80 – Cheyenne, Sidney Partial cloverleaf interchange; northern terminus of I-80 concurrency
Kimball 18.53 29.82 L-53E to US 30 Access to US 30 provided via Link 53E
Banner 42.70 68.72 S-4A west Eastern terminus of S-4A
43.70 70.33 N-88 east Southern terminus of N-88 concurrency
47.77 76.88 N-88 west Northern terminus of N-88 concurrency
Scotts Bluff 58.45–
5 Rocks Road – Gering Interchange; northbound exit and southbound entrance only
Gering 61.95 99.70 N-92 east Partial cloverleaf interchange; southern terminus of N-92 concurrency
63.97 102.95 Beltline Highway East – Scottsbluff Partial interchange; northbound exit only
64.54 103.87 US 26 east Southern terminus of US 26 concurrency
Scottsbluff 67.95 109.35 US 26 / N-92 west Northern terminus of US 26 concurrency
No major junctions
Box Butte 114.95 184.99 N-2 east Southern terminus of N-2 concurrency
Dawes 140.79 226.58 US 20 west – Lusk Southern terminus of US 20 concurrency
Crawford 141.65 227.96 US 20 east – Chadron Northern terminus of US 20 concurrency
170.12 273.78 N-2 ends
SD 71 north
Northern terminus of N-2 concurrency; western terminus of N-2; northern terminus of N-71; continues into South Dakota as SD 71
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. pp. 175–178. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Google (2010-11-01). "overview of Nebraska Highway 71" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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