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1940: proposed US 63 extension to Louisiana?
« on: November 29, 2013, 02:37:29 PM »

I hadn't noticed this on us-highways.com before, but Rob Droz writes that in 1940 (the same year US 63 was extended south from Turrell AR to West Memphis), there was a proposal to extend US 63 further south, all the way to "coastal Louisiana".  Apparently AASHTO rejected the proposal.  Does anyone have the details on the proposed route?
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Re: 1940: proposed US 63 extension to Louisiana?
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2013, 03:10:58 PM »

This is the first I've ever heard of this.
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Re: 1940: proposed US 63 extension to Louisiana?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 03:22:14 PM »

I finally found the details about this proposal.  Turns out it wasn't Louisiana; it was actually Gulfport MS.  The item was in the 1940 meeting minutes, which can be found in the AASHTO database, but I have added the relevant text to this page.
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