There's a big rebuild of the recent big rebuild of I-40 in Southern Durham County. And as a result, commuters have been urged to use alternate routes. One of the 'detours' is along NC 147, aka The Durham Freeway. Using NC 147 is all well and good for a detour or even an alternate route for INTERSTATE 40, but US 40?. Sure, if the entire states of Maryland and Virginia were under construction. (And to some...both states are). Photo credit to Craig Zeni who came across this sign on April 18th.
US Route 62/US Route 180 between El Paso, Texas and Carlsbad, New Mexico passes through the Guadalupe Mountains. The Guadalupe Mountains comprise the highest peaks of Texas which are largely protected as part Guadalupe Mountains National Park. The automotive highway through the Guadalupe Mountains was constructed in the late 1920s as part of Texas State Road 54. US Route 62 was extended from Carlsbad through the Guadalupe Mountains to El Paso during 1932. US Route 62 was joined in the Guadalupe Mountains by US Route 180 in 1943. The Guadalupe Mountains comprise a portion of the 130 mile "No Services" zone on US Route 62/US Route 180 between El Paso-Carlsbad. Part 1; the history of US Route 62 and US Route 180 in the Guadalupe Mountains The Guadalupe Mountains lie within the states of Texas and New Mexico. The Guadalupe Mountains essentially is a southern extension of the larger Rocky Mountains. The Guadalupe Mountains is the highest range in Texas with the peak elevati