What was wrong with route 66, as compared to the interstate system that route 66 was decomissioned?
- Anonymous2 months ago
I gather Route 66 is your current obsession? It was impractical to widen it in order to handle the increased traffic. It was less expensive to put in a new Highway than repair an old highway.
Do some research.
- ScottLv 72 months ago
There wasn't anything "wrong" with it, but it was superceded by I-40, which is part of the federal interstate highway system. Parts of Route 66 still exist in the Southwest. Arizona has the longest contiguous stretch of Route 66 left intact.
- SSP Bowl DudeLv 72 months ago
There was nothing wrong with it. It was made redundant by the Interstate Highway System.
A number of US highways met the same fate, but Route 66 was the most famous.
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
It went through many towns and cities. The Interstates skirt traffic congestion.