A Vision

Heartland Expressway’s vision of a four-lane highway connecting Denver, Colorado to Rapid City, SD was born in 1988


Expressway was designated a federal “high priority corridor” with passage of ISTEA in 1991.

Feasibility study was completed in 1993 for Kimball to Rapid City and a study for Kimball to I-76 route was done in 1995.

Kimball to Scottsbluff-Gering 4-lane expressway completed in 2005


The Heartland Expressway Association was incorporated in 2009


Heartland Expressway joined Port-to-Plains as a member on December 31, 2009

Kimball Bypass

Kimball 4-lane bypass completed in 2011

South Dakota completes 4-lane highway from Rapid City to the Nebraska Stateline August 2014

Plan Completed

Corridor Development and Management plan completed October 2014.

Scottsbluff Leadership students travel to Lincoln

Scottsbluff Leadership students travel to Lincoln

On behalf of the Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber and Leadership Scotts Bluff I would like to THANK the Heartland Expressway Association for sponsoring the legislative trip to Lincoln!  We had 26 in our delegation.  They all received the Heartland Expressway Association annual report.  Kyle Schneweis, DOT Director, presented to our group for a half hour.  He was very informative and the class was very impressed with his leadership and message.  We value our partnership with the Heartland Expressway Association.  This sponsorship has been an excellent way to inform new leaders about the efforts of the Heartland and develop a stronger relationship with DOT.  THANK YOU!!!  See picture of the class with Director Kyle!