ULTIMATE INTERSTATES

OMAHA METRO



GENERAL INFORMATION & MAP

The Omaha Metro region would see a number of interstate improvements. The map below shows these various improvements. Solid Blue Lines indicate primary options for ultimate interstate corridors. Dotted blue lines indicate optional alignments and corridors. Thick red lined indicate existing interstate routes. Thin red lines are existing freeways and loops.

Ultimate Interstate 280 - East Lincoln Bypass
Description Ultimate interstate 280 would travel to the east of the lincoln urbanized area forming the eastern leg of a bypass loop around the city. It would connect I-80 in the norht near the US-6 interchange to ultimate interstate 880 in the south.
Purpose and Need Congestion relief for commuters heading to Omaha and around Lincoln.
Ultimate Interstate 480 - South Extension
Description this would extend interstate 480 from Omaha south along US-75 to Nebraska City providing a freeway link to traffic along the western side of the Missouri River. This route would end at ultimate interstate 880 in the south.
Purpose and Need Congestion relief for commuters heading to Omaha and around Lincoln.
Ultimate Interstate 580 - Fremont Spur
Description This would designate the Dodge Road freeway and US-275 freeway heading to fremont as Ultimate interstate 580.
Purpose and Need Logical addition to the interstate system. promotes continuity of the route itself. currently the route carries 3 different route designations (US-6, Link 28B, and US-275) This would bring the entire route under one route number.
Ultimate Interstate 880 - Nebraska Highway - Lincoln Cutoff
Description Ultimate interstate 880 would travel predominately along NE-2 from Lincoln to Nebraska City connecting I-80 to I-29 south and west of Omaha. Near Lincoln the route deviates to the south to avoid urbanized development and connects to US-77 before heading north to connect with I-80.
Purpose and Need Releif route for truckers and travelers not needing to go through Omaha. Continuity with the greater interstate system.