U.S. Route 6 in Nebraska
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U.S. Route 6 in Nebraska

U.S. Highway 6 marker

U.S. Highway 6
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length 373.00 mi[1] (600.29 km)
Existed 1931 - present
Major junctions
West end at Colorado state line
East end / at the Iowa state line
Highway system

In the U.S. State of Nebraska, U.S. Highway 6 is a highway which goes from the Colorado border west of Imperial in the west to the Iowa border in the east at Omaha. Significant portions of the highway are concurrent with other highways, most significantly, U.S. Highway 34 between Culbertson and Hastings. Also, from Milford east to the Iowa border, the highway is closely paralleled by Interstate 80.

Route description

US 6 runs east as Dodge Street in Omaha

U.S. Highway 6 enters Nebraska from Colorado west of Imperial on a short southeasterly segment. It turns east and stays due east until shortly before Imperial. It then goes into Imperial and meets Nebraska Highway 61. The two routes are paired together until they separate at the Enders Reservoir State Recreation Area. It goes in a generally southeasterly direction until it meets U.S. Highway 34 west of Culbertson.[1][2]

US 6 and US 34 continue east together through Culbertson and at McCook, is briefly concurrent with U.S. Highway 83. US 6/34 continue together in a northeasterly direction through Cambridge, then turns due east and meets U.S. Highway 283 in Arapahoe. Near Edison, it meets U.S. Highway 136, which begins at its intersection with US 6/34. Further east, the two highways meet Nebraska Highway 4 and turns northeast towards Holdrege, Nebraska. In Holdrege, US 6/34 meet U.S. Highway 183. The highways continue on a northeasterly trajectory through Minden until Heartwell. At Heartwell, US 6/34 turns due east until Hastings. In Hastings, US 6/34 meet U.S. Highway 281 and US 34 separates to go with US 281 while US 6 continues eastward.[1][2]

US 6 continues on a due east highway from Hastings. Near Sutton, the highway turns northeast to go through Sutton. It continues east and at Fairmont, US 6 encounters U.S. Highway 81. After passing through Friend, US 6 meets Nebraska Highway 15 and the two highways overlap until shortly before Milford. US 6 goes east, then north out of Milford, then US 6 turns east to go towards Lincoln.[1][2]

In Lincoln, US 6 comes into the city on West "O" Street, portions of which are divided highway. At Sun Valley Boulevard, it turns to go northeasterly. At North 10th Street, US 6 turns north-northwest and becomes North 11th Street, a divided highway. At Cornhusker Highway, US 6 turns east with a short urban connection to Interstate 180 on the west along Cornhusker. US 6 then follows Cornhusker Highway, which is a divided highway, northeast out of the city. At the east end of Cornhusker Highway (near Waverly), US 6 meets Interstate 80.[1][2]

From Interstate 80, US 6 goes northeast through Waverly, Greenwood and Ashland. East of Ashland, US 6 crosses the Platte River. After that, US 6 meets Nebraska Highway 31 in Gretna, where US 6 turns north with NE 31 on a divided highway. US 6/NE 31 meet U.S. Highway 275 and Nebraska Highway 92 near the Elkhorn neighborhood of Omaha and they separate in Elkhorn itself at a freeway interchange which also has Nebraska Link 28B, a connector to US 275.[1][2]

At this point, US 6 goes onto the freeway, the West Dodge Expressway, and turns due east to go towards downtown Omaha. At 137th Street is the exit for Boys Town. Between 120th and 108th Streets, US 6 is an elevated freeway with separate viaducts for eastbound and westbound traffic. Shortly after this ends, US 6 meets Interstate 680. East of I-680, US 6 continues east as West Dodge Road and at Cass Street, turns briefly southeast where West Dodge Road ends and US 6 follows Dodge Street eastward. Before 30th Street, US 6 splits into two one-way streets, with Dodge Street serving westbound traffic, and Douglas Street serving the eastbound. US 6 goes through downtown and then goes up onto Interstate 480, which is an elevated freeway around downtown Omaha, and shortly thereafter, crosses into Iowa via the Grenville Dodge Memorial Bridge.[1][2]


US 38 Nebraska 1926.svg

When the U.S. Highway System was created in 1926, much of the current US 6 in Nebraska was U.S. Highway 38. The route was slightly different in the Omaha area, as it turned east from 204th Street onto Q Street to go through what was the city of Millard. It went through Millard on what is now Millard Avenue (Nebraska Highway 50), then north on 132nd Street, then east on Center Street, and then north on 36th Street to end at Farnam Street. In 1932, US 38 was deleted and replaced by US 6.

The cities of Hastings and Lincoln also had City U.S. Highway 6. These are former routes for US 6 in those cities. City US 6 in Hastings was deleted in 1970 and in Lincoln, it was deleted in 1983.


The Nebraska Department of Roads is planning a total rebuild and partial realignment/rerouting of U.S. 6 from its current path along Sun Valley Boulevard in Lincoln, Nebraska. The project is years away from being built.[3]

Commemorative and other highway names

Major intersections

Chase0.0000.000 westContinuation into Colorado
Imperial24.1138.80 south (Broadway Street)
24.9540.15 northWestern end of N-61 overlap
Enders34.5355.57 southEastern end of N-61 overlap
HayesHamlet49.7079.98 north
HitchcockPalisade57.2192.07 north (Main Street)
70.54113.52 east
71.11114.44 westWestern end of US 34 overlap
71.52115.10 west
Culbertson74.03119.14 south
Red WillowMcCook84.78136.44 northWestern end of US 83 overlap
86.21138.74 south (6th Street)Eastern end of US 83 overlap
FurnasCambridge111.38179.25 south (Patterson Street)
Arapahoe125.86202.55 (Nebraska Avenue)
132.06212.53 east
139.99225.29 south
Harlan144.46232.49 east
PhelpsHoldrege157.16252.92 west (4th Avenue)
157.76253.89 (Burlington Street)
KearneyAxtell169.60272.94 south (21 Road)Western end of N-44 overlap
173.68279.51 north (25 Road)Eastern end of N-44 overlap
Minden180.78290.94 (Brown Avenue)
AdamsKenesaw197.40317.68 north (Smith Way)
Juniata205.38330.53 north (Juniata Avenue)
Hastings208.88336.16 north
210.87339.36 south (Baltimore Avenue)Western end of US 281 overlap
211.37340.17 east / north (Burlington Avenue)Eastern end of US 34/US 281 overlap
ClayHarvard227.15365.56 north (Road K)
230.17370.42 south (Road N)Western end of N-14 overlap
233.14375.20 north (Road Q)Eastern end of N-14 overlap
Saronville236.14380.03 north (Road T)
SalineCordova268.79432.58 north
277.78447.04 southWestern end of N-15 overlap
Dorchester278.39448.03 east
280.98452.19 south
Seward289.50465.91 northEastern end of N-15 overlap
295.48475.53 north
LancasterEmerald306.49493.25 south (SW 84th Street)
Lincoln308.96497.22 north (NW 48th Street) to  - Lincoln Air Park
westClosed; former exit 396 on I-80
(Homestead Expressway) / eastInterchange
314.32505.85 To / / Cornhusker Highway / 11th Street
314.50506.1414th Street / Antelope Valley ParkwayInterchange; no westbound exit (westbound access via Adams St or Yolande Ave)
318.09511.92 north (56th Street)
319.80514.6770th Street southInterchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance via Cotner Boulevard
 - OmahaI-80 exit 409
Cass335.61540.11 south (238th Street)
SarpyGretna344.88555.03 south (216th Street)Western end of N-31 overlap
348.46560.79 east (West Gruenther Road)
Douglas354.53570.56 / (West Center Road)Interchange
Omaha356.53573.78 north (204th Street) / west (West Dodge Expressway) - Fremont, WahooEastern end of N-31 overlap; western end of freeway section
357.52575.37192nd Street
358.52576.98180th Street
359.41578.41168th Street
360.51580.18156th Street
361.00580.97150th StreetNo eastbound exit
361.50581.78144th Street
361.97582.53137th Street - Boys Town
362.50583.39132nd Street
120th Street / 114th Street - Old Mill
to I-680 exit 3
102nd Street / 98th Street / Regency Parkway - Westroads Mall98th St. not signed eastbound
365.57588.3396th StreetAt-grade intersection; eastern end of freeway section
366.02589.0590th Street ( north)Southern terminus of N-133
369.84595.20Saddle Creek RoadInterchange; bridge over Saddle Creek Underpass; former
371.27597.50 east (Gerald R. Ford Expressway) / north (North Freeway)Interchange; I-480/US 75 exits 2A-B
372.80599.96To 9th StreetInterchange; eastbound left exit only
The RiverfrontInterchange; eastbound exit only
372.88600.09 west (Gerald R. Ford Expressway) to Western end of I-480 overlap; westbound left exit and eastbound left entrance; I-480 exit 4
Missouri River373.00600.29Grenville Dodge Memorial Bridge; Nebraska-Iowa line
/ eastContinuation into Iowa
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also


Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nebraska Highway Reference Log Book" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Roads. 2015. pp. 16-30. Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Google (2010-11-16). "overview of U.S. Route 6 in Nebraska" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "US Hwy 6 in Lincoln - Sun Valley Blvd., West "O" Street to Cornhusker Highway". Nebraska Department of Roads. Retrieved 2014. 

External links

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