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Nebraska Highway 1 (N-1) is a highway in eastern Nebraska. Its southern terminus is at U.S. Route 34 (US-34) south of Elmwood, and its eastern terminus is at US-34 and US-75 east of Murray.

Nebraska Highway 1 marker

Nebraska Highway 1
Nebraska Highway 1 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NDOT
Length26.88 mi[1] (43.26 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
South end US 34 south of Elmwood
  N-50 near Manley
East end US 34 / US 75 near Murray
Location
CountiesCass
Highway system
I-680N-2

Route descriptionEdit

N-1 begins at an intersection with US-34 about two miles (3.2 km) south of Elmwood. It heads north as a two-lane road through hilly farmland until crossing Stove Creek and reaching Elmwood. The route is known as 4th Street within the village limits, and it passes by the business district of the village and a city park as it traverses from south to north. N-1 then leaves the limits of Elmwood and crosses Weeping Water Creek. Continuing north of Elmwood, the highway crosses Beaver Creek before curving to the east. Just east of this bend, the route intersects Nebraska Spur 13A (S-13A), a short spur route that connects the small village of Murdock to N-1.[2] The road changes its direction from north-south to east-west at this junction.

The road continues about 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east through more hilly farmland to an intersection with N-50. East of this intersection, the highway passes over South Cedar Creek and crosses a line of the Union Pacific Railroad (UP)[3] while bypassing the village of Manley to the south. About one mile (1.6 km) east of the Manley area, N-1 serves the Cass County Fairgrounds, then continues east toward Murray. The route passes by Conestoga High School before entering the village limits. N-1 is known as Main Street in Murray, and it passes through the village from west to east. It heads through the business district, then crosses over another line of the UP[3] before exiting the village. Just east of Murray, N-1 ends at an intersection with US-34 and US-75.[2]

The route is maintained by the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). In 2012, NDOR calculated traffic volume on its highways in terms of average annual daily traffic (AADT). N-1 had as many as 2385 vehicles, including 115 heavy commercial vehicles, between Murray and its eastern terminus, and as few as 695 vehicles, including 75 heavy commercial vehicles, between its intersections with S-13A and N-50.[4]

HistoryEdit

Nebraska Highway 1 was originally designated in 1925 between Harrison and South Sioux City, replacing Nebraska Highway 79, Nebraska Highway 78, Nebraska Highway 77, Nebraska Highway 65, and Nebraska Highway 49. In 1926, this highway became U.S. Route 20, and Nebraska Highway 1 was transferred to its current route. This route was originally signed as Nebraska Highway 24 in 1922 and changed to Nebraska Highway 5A in 1925, and Nebraska Highway 30 in 1926 before becoming Nebraska Highway 1.[5]

Major intersectionsEdit

The entire route is in Cass County.

Locationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
0.000.00  US 34 – Lincoln, PlattsmouthSouthern terminus
7.3811.88  S-13A – MurdockSignage changes the highway's direction from south-north to east-west at this intersection.
12.9120.78  N-50 – Louisville, Syracuse
26.8843.26   US 34 / US 75 – Plattsmouth, Nebraska CityEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nebraska Highway Reference Log Book" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Roads. 2015. p. 1. Retrieved January 6, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Google (August 17, 2014). "N-1 – Western terminus to S-13A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
    Google (August 17, 2014). "N-1 – S-13A to eastern terminus" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Nebraska Railroads (PDF) (Map). Nebraska Department of Roads. January 1, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Traffic Flow Map of the State Highways (PDF) (Map). Nebraska Department of Roads. 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Geelhart, Chris. "Nebraska Highways 1 to 30 (Highway 5A)". The Nebraska Highways Page. Archived from the original on 2011-06-29. Retrieved 2009-03-07.

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