U.S. 216 Highway (Decommissioned)


History

U.S. 216 is one of several U.S. routes that have been decertified in Wyoming. Along with U.S. 116, 185, 285, and 420, U.S. 216 was decommissioned early, in 1936. U.S. 187 was decommissioned years later, in 1982.

During its five-year life (between 1931 and 1936), U.S. 216 was a short connector route from the mainline U.S. 16 at Moorcroft to U.S. 85 at Newcastle. This highway was about 50 miles long.

In 1936, U.S. 116 and 420 were replaced by U.S. 14. U.S. 216 was replaced by U.S. 16, and the original alignment for U.S. 16 from Moorcroft to South Dakota via Sundance was recommissioned as U.S. 14. For more on the history of U.S. 116, 216, and 420, please see the listings for U.S. 14 and U.S. 16.

Page Updated September 22, 2005.

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