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Author Topic: Early US 91 south terminus  (Read 3496 times)

Max Rockatansky

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Re: Early US 91 south terminus
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2020, 08:18:50 AM »

Too bad nobody has bothered to sign Historic US 60/70 out on Box Canyon Road.  Id suggest Chuckwalla Valley Road, but I think that has passed into a dark future where only people like me will bother seeking it out.

I got the impression that the closures on Chuckwalla were going to be permanent. No real point to fixing the washouts. It's not a very interesting road, unlike Box Canyon. BTW, they're improving access to the latter by building a 66th Ave overpass over 111 and the railroad.

The last property owners on Chuckwalla Valley Road are also long gone which negates the need to maintain access to a public road. 

Who is building the overpass on 66th?
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Re: Early US 91 south terminus
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2020, 03:44:38 PM »

Who is building the overpass on 66th?

Looks like the county (with some additional funding): https://rcprojects.org/ave66
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Re: Early US 91 south terminus
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2020, 05:23:33 PM »

Who is building the overpass on 66th?

Looks like the county (with some additional funding): https://rcprojects.org/ave66

The project isn't surprising; with property values in the northern/western Coachella Valley (La Quinta, west Indio, etc.) skyrocketing upward, outlying "affordable" retirement communities are locating in Coachella, Mecca, and along CA 86 down toward the north end of the Salton Sea.  Piggybacking on an existing grid and utility structure, such as with Mecca, makes the developmental process of these communities simpler and more cost-effective; so it's more than likely the overpass is intended to not only serve the extant Mecca populace but the newer developing areas around its perimeter by providing a safe way to get to CA 86 and 111. 
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Re: Early US 91 south terminus
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2021, 11:23:13 PM »

I went back and updated the blog.  There is four chapters now which include:

Part 2:  The planned US 91 terminus near Bannock.
Part 3:  The original US 91 terminus in Daggett
Part 4:  The November 1930 US 91 terminus in Barstow.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/09/the-vauge-original-southern-terminus-of.html
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Re: Early US 91 south terminus
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2021, 09:26:54 PM »

US 91 is only a shadow of its former self, like US Highways 10, 16, 21, and 80. As much as I love the Interstate System, its sad that some US Highways were decimated, and even completely eliminated by its construction.
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Re: Early US 91 south terminus
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2021, 03:16:10 AM »

I went back and updated the blog.  There is four chapters now which include:

Part 2:  The planned US 91 terminus near Bannock.
Part 3:  The original US 91 terminus in Daggett
Part 4:  The November 1930 US 91 terminus in Barstow.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2019/09/the-vauge-original-southern-terminus-of.html

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