a Nebraska state lawmaker gets his way, a new four-lane highway would link the
northeast and southwest corners of the state.
Joel Johnson of Kearney is promoting the plan, dubbed the “Snowbird Trail,” which he said could ultimately connect Minneapolis and Chicago with the
southwestern United States.
told The Associated Press the highway could take advantage of road
building planned or already complete in Iowa and Minnesota. Three four-lane
highways now lead out of Sioux City, IA, while Minnesota is developing a
four-lane route into Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Nebraska, Johnson’s idea would depend on a four-lane highway being built between
South Sioux City, Wayne and Norfolk.
is hopeful his idea will ultimately become a priority of the Nebraska
Department of Roads, The AP reported.