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I Nominate ( Blank) as the most loneliest road in the nation.

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CoreySamson:
Recently I took a trip to West Texas, so now I have some perspective on what roads are lonely. Surprisingly TX 54 had a bit of truck traffic. Granted, it wasn't much, but based on what I heard about the route, I expected to not be passing anyone for miles. The real winner, at least from what I could tell on my trip, was US 385 between Fort Stockton and Marathon. That road felt lonelier than anything else that I have been on, maybe except for FM 1053 between Fort Stockton and Odessa, but that one did have the occasional oil tanker.

Flint1979:
For my own state I nominate US-45 from Ontonagon to Watersmeet. I drove that highway a few summers ago and rarely passed another vehicle. It's about a 55 mile stretch of nothing.

Most of the trip will look like this: https://www.google.com/maps/@46.4485333,-89.1783926,3a,90y,177.32h,92.38t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sgUEqufWR_vJ825sIg79p8g!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DgUEqufWR_vJ825sIg79p8g%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D88.959366%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

ZLoth:

--- Quote from: Scott5114 on October 06, 2023, 03:45:33 AM ---Just to get it out of the way—US 50 in Nevada is officially named the Loneliest Road in America and, at one time, was signed as such.
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I'd like to get some clarification on what is the "loneliest road" is and what level we are considering. Interstate, US-Route, State Route, County Route?

Two nominations with sections in Nevada:

* Nevada State Route 722 between Middlegate and Austin, Nevada, both ends at US-50. Road is not maintained in winter, and the Google Streetview shots are from 2007.
* US-95 aka the ION highway (Idaho, Oregon, Nevada) between Winnemucca, Nevada and Marsing, Idaho. While there is decent traffic, there are long stretches of road where there are absolutely no services save for a single gas station in Jordan Valley, Rome Station, and McDermitt, not to mention areas where mobile coverage is spotty at best.
* US-6 between Tonopah and Ely, Nevada complete with a warning sign "Next Gas 167 Miles on US-6", and probably qualifies as lonelier than US-50.
* NV-375 aka "The Extraterrestrial Highway"

JayhawkCO:
I'll also shamelessly remind others of  this post I made a couple years back with highest and lowest AADTs for each kind of road. It's probably not 100% accurate now, but close enough.

kphoger:

--- Quote from: CoreySamson on November 01, 2023, 12:51:44 AM ---The real winner, at least from what I could tell on my trip, was US 385 between Fort Stockton and Marathon. That road felt lonelier than anything else that I have been on, maybe except for FM 1053 between Fort Stockton and Odessa, but that one did have the occasional oil tanker.

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I've driven both of them, and yes, I remember both of them being quite desolate—especially compared to TX-18 nearby.

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