N-1 originally traveled from Harrison to South Sioux City, which is nowhere near its present day route. It replaced N-49, N-77, N-78, and N-79 in 1925 as part of Nebraska’s second highway organization, but was then quickly replaced in 1926 by U.S. 20 upon the implementation of the U.S. Highway System. The current N-1 started as N-24 in 1922 under Nebraska’s first highway organization, then became N-5A in 1925 before finally becoming N-1 in 1926. This 27-mile stretch retains the same routing it received in 1926. The entire length is two-lane and a rural speed limit of 55 mph.
Well, it’s a little odd that the highway carrying the designation #1 is an odd little highway that is scarcely used outside of the local communities, but I don’t see any need to change it. The only possible improvement to suggest would be to improve the road itself to bring the speed limit up to the standard 60 mph.
Bucket List Status
I have traveled the whole length of this highway.