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Boundary Cone Road (Mohave County Route 153)

Mohave County Route 153 comprises an approximately 10-mile segment of Boundary Cone Road west of Oatman Highway (former US Route 66) to Arizona State Route 95.  Boundary Cone Road is one of the oldest highway corridors in continuous use in Arizona as it was incorporated into General Beale's Wagon Road during 1857.  Boundary Cone Road is named for a prominent rock formation in the Black Mountains which carries great significance to the tribes of Mohave Valley.  Below what is now Boundary Cone Road can be seen branching east from Fort Mohave towards Sitgreaves Pass on the 1873 Bancroft's Map of California, Utah, Nevada and Arizona.   Part 1; the history of Boundary Cone Road Boundary Cone Road is one of the oldest highway components in continuous use in Arizona.  In 1857 the trail from Mohave Valley in New Mexico Territory westward to Soda Lake in California was ordered by the War Department of the United States to be incorporated into a wagon route as a segment of Edward Fitzger

Ayers Road Extension (Hernando County Route 576)

During April 2022 the Ayers Road Extension opened in southern Hernando County as a new segment of Hernando County Route 576.  The Ayers Road Extension is part of a 10.8-mile corridor which is intended to create a four-lane highway between US Route 19 in Spring Hill and US Route 41 in Masaryktown.  The Ayers Road Extension functionally acts as a bypass of Masaryktown.   Part 1; the history of the Ayers Road Extension The Ayers Road Extension (Hernando County Route 576) was discussed in detail in the July 18, 2021, Hernando Sun .  The Ayers Road Extension is noted to be the first of three planned projects which would form a 10.8 mile long four-lane highway in Hernando County spanning from US Route 19 in Spring Hill east to US Route 41 near Masaryktown.  The second and third units are noted to comprise existing segments of County Line Road (Hernando County Route 578).  The article notes all three projects were to be constructed by the Florida Department of Transportation and turned over t

Interstate 710

Interstate 710 is an approximately 19.66-mile-long auxiliary Interstate which exists in Los Angeles County.  Interstate 710 as presently defined by the Federal Highway Administration begins at Ocean Boulevard in Long Beach and extends north to Interstate 10 in Monterey Park.  Interstate 710 is signed on Terminal Island and north of Interstate 10 to Valley Boulevard along highway segments which are not officially part of the Interstate Highway System.  Interstate 710 is tied heavily to the history of the overall Long Beach Freeway corridor.  The Long Beach Freeway corridor was part of the original California State Route 15 and second California State Route 7.  The Long Beach Freeway stub in Pasadena was never part of the Interstate System.  Thusly, while the Pasadena stub of the Long Beach Freeway will be touched on below it will not be primary focus of this blog.  For more regarding the Pasadena Stub of the Long Beach Freeway refer to the blog below: Hidden California State Route 710 a