Nebraska Highway 97

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Nebraska Highway 97 marker

Nebraska Highway 97
Nebraska Highway 97 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length140.78 mi[2] (226.56 km)
Major junctions
South end US 83 north of North Platte
  N-92 east of Tryon
N-2 in Mullen
North end US 20 in Valentine
CountiesLincoln, McPherson, Hooker, Cherry
Highway system

Nebraska Highway 97 is a highway in western Nebraska. It has a southern terminus north of North Platte at an intersection with U.S. Highway 83. The northern terminus is at U.S. Highway 20 in Valentine.

Route description[edit]

N-97 in the Sand Hills of Hooker County

Nebraska Highway 97 begins to the north of North Platte branching off US 83. It heads to the northwest through prairies where it meets NE 92 east of Tryon. The highway runs concurrently with NE 92 to the west through Tryon, before splitting off and continuing northward. In Mullen, the highway intersects NE 2. It continues heading northward and to the northeast, passing the Merritt Reservoir along the way. NE 97 also passes Nebraska Spur 16F just north of the reservoir before continuing to the northeast. When the highway reaches Valentine, it terminates at US 20.[2][3]

Major intersections[edit]

LincolnNorth Platte0.000.00 US 83
McPherson26.2442.23 N-92 eastSouth end of NE 92 overlap
Tryon30.7149.42 N-92 westNorth end of NE 92 overlap
HookerMullen66.61107.20 N-2 (1st Street)
CherryValentine140.78226.56 US 20 (West C Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ The Nebraska Highways Page: Highways 61 to 100
  2. ^ a b c "Nebraska Highway Reference Log Book" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Roads. 2015. p. 257. Retrieved January 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Google (2010-11-02). "overview of Nebraska Highway 97" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-11-02.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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