U.S. Route 666 – The Devil’s Highway

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The Denver Post reports on the renumbering of U.S. Highway 666. It might be only a number, but it apparently scares off tourists, drivers, and economic development. More to the point:

It’s a pretty involved process, and such requests are pretty rare,” says Richard Reynolds, director for Region 5 of the Colorado Department of Transportation. “The reason I’d like to change it that people steal the highway signs out there like crazy.”

Using the photograph from the article for now. Somewhere buried in a box is a picture of me and the old Pontiac on a stretch of US-666 in Arizona.

 

Author: Chris Barrus

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