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Why Does Business I-40 in Glenrio Exist?

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JayhawkCO:
I know there have been many posts about this over the years, but I'm curious why it exists in the first place and was curious if others had any info. From the looks of it, it was created in 1990 per this document. Everything you read says that the town died in 1975 when I-40 bypassed US66, and that by the 80's, there were only 5 people and all the businesses (all three) seemed to have closed. So why designate this highway when literally there wasn't a single business at the time of designation? I traveled it a long time ago and didn't have any idea of the history of it at the time.

thisdj78:

--- Quote from: JayhawkCO on November 14, 2022, 05:46:54 PM ---I know there have been many posts about this over the years, but I'm curious why it exists in the first place and was curious if others had any info. From the looks of it, it was created in 1990 per this document. Everything you read says that the town died in 1975 when I-40 bypassed US66, and that by the 80's, there were only 5 people and all the businesses (all three) seemed to have closed. So why designate this highway when literally there wasn't a single business at the time of designation? I traveled it a long time ago and didn't have any idea of the history of it at the time.

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I just looked at the map, where does BR I-40 end at? I see the label on old 66 until the NM border but nothing past that.

JayhawkCO:

--- Quote from: thisdj78 on November 14, 2022, 06:19:00 PM ---
--- Quote from: JayhawkCO on November 14, 2022, 05:46:54 PM ---I know there have been many posts about this over the years, but I'm curious why it exists in the first place and was curious if others had any info. From the looks of it, it was created in 1990 per this document. Everything you read says that the town died in 1975 when I-40 bypassed US66, and that by the 80's, there were only 5 people and all the businesses (all three) seemed to have closed. So why designate this highway when literally there wasn't a single business at the time of designation? I traveled it a long time ago and didn't have any idea of the history of it at the time.

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I just looked at the map, where does BR I-40 end at? I see the label on old 66 until the NM border but nothing past that.

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State line.

thisdj78:

--- Quote from: JayhawkCO on November 14, 2022, 06:20:39 PM ---
--- Quote from: thisdj78 on November 14, 2022, 06:19:00 PM ---
--- Quote from: JayhawkCO on November 14, 2022, 05:46:54 PM ---I know there have been many posts about this over the years, but I'm curious why it exists in the first place and was curious if others had any info. From the looks of it, it was created in 1990 per this document. Everything you read says that the town died in 1975 when I-40 bypassed US66, and that by the 80's, there were only 5 people and all the businesses (all three) seemed to have closed. So why designate this highway when literally there wasn't a single business at the time of designation? I traveled it a long time ago and didn't have any idea of the history of it at the time.

--- End quote ---

I just looked at the map, where does BR I-40 end at? I see the label on old 66 until the NM border but nothing past that.

--- End quote ---

State line.

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I wonder if it used to extend to San Jon in NM?

Max Rockatansky:
Iím assuming the application is in the AASHTO database?  Most of the 66 Business Routes have shown up in the database, usually the application has the stated purpose and Route extent.

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