Nebraska Highway 85 begins at an intersection with Nebraska Highway 370 in Papillion. It is divided at NE 370 and at its intersection with Cedardale Road, and is undivided briefly between NE 370 and Cedardale Road and north of Cedardale Road as it passes through downtown Papillion. In Papillion itself, the street is named Washington Street. At 6th Street in Papillion, NE 85 becomes a divided highway, which is becomes for the rest of its route. After passing Giles Road, it enters LaVista, and after passing Harrison Street, it enters Ralston. After its intersection with Madison Street, NE 85 forms the west border of Ralston for most of the rest of the way, with Omaha on the other side of that border. Its southern route may go down to Platteview Road. The most southern neighborhoods are Shadow Lake and Barrington (also called Southampton) and Schramn At US 275 and NE 92, which is L Street, the highway ends.