Re: Broadcasters Cope With Columbus Day Storm


US 99w (and 99E as well, plus the US 99 designations in WA, in OR south of Jct. City, and in CA) were demoted from Federal (US) highways to State highways in the mid-1970’s. Historic Route 66 between Chicago and Los Angeles was demoted from national highway to a collection of state highways at about the same time. The Interstate system was built right over the Route 66 alignment in several places, and the powers that be decided that this made the Route 66 designation redundant. (The “Historic 66” signage seen along the old alignments today are erected largely by local groups, although the ones in AZ are put up by the state.)

Best, M. 8)