Heartland Expressway News

  • Old town buildings in Angora leveled for highway expansion

    ANGORA, Neb. — There’s no getting in the way of progress. That’s become clear in the unincorporated panhandle town of Angora. Workers spent Monday leveling old buildings in the Morrill County community ahead of an expansion of the Heartland Expressway from two to four lanes. According to the Nebraska State Historical Society, Angora was founded […]

  • Work on Next Heartland Expressway Segment to Begin Mid-March

    Work is slated to start March 15 on the next segment of the Heartland Expressway on US-385 from the L62-A junction on Angora Hill 14 miles north to meet the existing four-lane highway to Alliance. IHC-Scott, Inc., of Centennial, Colorado has the $32 million contract, with completion of that segment slated for fall of 2022. […]

  • Bill Allowing Highway Bonds Could Speed Up Heartland Expressway Completion

    The state highway commission could issue up to $400 million in bonds over the next six years to speed completion of the state’s expressway system under a bill considered March 3 by the Revenue Committee. LB542, introduced by Fremont Sen. Lynne Walz, would authorize the commission, upon recommendation of the state Department of Transportation, to […]

  • Annual Meeting Delivers Good News for Next Segment of the Heartland Expressway


  • Heartland Expressway likely to see some expansion during 2021

    A representative of the Heartland Expressway Association says there are plans to continue the highway project in the coming years. Deb Cottier, whose regular job is with Dawes County’s Northwest Nebraska Development Corporation, told the Western Nebraska Economic Development group Thursday that the expressway is expected to see some expansion likely in 2021. Bids will […]

  • HEA Responds to U.S. Department of Transportation’s RFI on ROUTES Initiative

    T Identifying Unmet Needs in Rural Transportation A. What infrastructure issues are contributing to high fatality rates on rural roadways and rail-highway grade crossings (e.g., roadway condition or geometry, driver behavior, wildlife collisions)? The rural nature of Western Nebraska creates safety issues when the mix of traffic includes heavy agricultural harvest equipment, motorcycles (especially during […]

  • Democrats announce agreement with Trump on North American trade pact

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday announced agreement on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that Democrats announced their impeachment charges against him. The California Democrat said the revamped U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is a significant improvement over the original North […]

  • COTTIER: Update on the Alliance South portion of the Heartland Expressway project

    While it seems little is happening along the expressway since the opening of the north half of the two-part project to create a four-lane divided highway on US 385 from the junction of NE Hwy 2 south to the junction with L62A, NDOT has informed the Heartland Expressway Association (HEA) board that work continues to […]


    Washington, D.C. – America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to support economic growth in the nation’s Heartland, which is a critical source of energy, food and fiber. With increases in population and growing employment, rural America is heavily reliant on the quality of its transportation system to sustain further growth. This […]

  • The Heartland Expressway sees tweaks in its construction

    https://www.ksnblocal4.com/scottsbluff/content/news/The-Heartland-Expressway-sees-a-few-tweaks-in-its-construction-505703081.html?jwsource=cl PANHANDLE, Neb. – (KNEP) – The Heartland Expressway project continues to push forward but sees some tweaks along the way. According to the Board of Director’s President Deb Cottier the project doesn’t have a specific timetable for completion. With that said, they are in a much different spot now than five years ago. The board […]