State Route 28 and 375 in Nevada
State Route 28 in Nevada
State Route 28 is a state route in the U.S. state of Nevada. The road forms part of the road around Lake Tahoe, from Glenbrook to the California border at Kings Beach. State Route 28 is 16 miles long.
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State Route 28 runs along the northern part of the shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada. More than half of the lake is in California, with State Route 28 running from US 50 at Glenbrook to the California border at Kings Beach. The road runs over the steep slopes that rise from Lake Tahoe, the lake is at 1,900 meters, but immediately east of the lake are mountains with peaks up to 2,800 meters. State Route 28 runs mostly through wooded areas, and along the north side of Lake Tahoe through built-up areas. On the California side, State Route 28 in California continues to the west side of Lake Tahoe.
Lake Tahoe is one of the most famous lakes in the United States because of its beautiful nature. The first European to see Lake Tahoe was John C. Fremont in 1844. The road around Lake Tahoe that was now State Route 28 was paved in 1932. In the first half of the 20th century, the area was sparsely populated, with only sporadic holiday homes. In 1994, the road was designated as a scenic byway, the North Shore Road. In 1996 it became a national scenic byway.
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6,500 vehicles drive daily at the junction with US 50, rising to 10,000 vehicles in the Incline Village and 12,000 vehicles on the California border.
State Route 375 in Nevada
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State Route 375 is a state route in the U.S. state of Nevada. The road forms a north-south route in the middle of the state, from Crystal Springs to Warm Springs. The road is known as the Extraterrestrial Highway. State Route 375 is 158 kilometers long.
State Route 375 near Warm Springs.
State Route 375 begins in the hamlet of Crystal Springs on State Route 318 and heads southwest from there first to bypass a mountain range. The road leads through barren desert and then turns northwest. The road follows a long and lonely route, the only place between the start and end point is the hamlet of Rachel. The road leads through wide valleys at an altitude of 1,400 to 1,600 meters. The road meanders roughly to avoid some mountain ranges. The mountain ranges in Nevada are not contiguous, so the roads usually go around them rather than through them. The road ends at US 6 in the hamlet of Warm Springs.
In the early 1930s, a simple dirt road was built over the route of what later became State Route 375 and was renumbered State Route 25A, but was renumbered State Route 25 in 1933. The road originally ended much more westerly at US 6, but this section became a restricted area as part of the Nellis Air Force Range and Nevada Test Site. In 1957 the terminus on US 6 was changed to Warm Springs, 60 kilometers to the east. Shortly afterwards the road is completely asphalted. In the major renumbering of 1976, State Route 28 was renumbered as State Route 375.
The Extraterrestrial Highway.
The road is named Extraterrestrial Highway. The secrecy surrounding the military base known as Area 51 (Groom Lake) led to speculation that aliens and UFOs may have been spotted. In 1996, the road was named the Extraterrestrial Highway by the Nevada Commission on Tourism. The naming coincided with the movie Independence Day, which is about an alien invasion and partly set in this area. In 2006, the fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken created a large color logo along State Route 375 near Rachel as the first company logo to be visible from space. This logo disappeared not long after.
State Route 375 is very lightly traveled, with 150 to 250 vehicles per day. The start and end point, Crystal Springs and Warm Springs are not real villages, just a few scattered buildings. The village of Rachel halfway has only 50 inhabitants.
The Summerlin Parkway is a parkway and freeway in the U.S. state of Nevada, forming a short east-west highway through western Las Vegas. The highway is 10 kilometers long.
The Summerlin Parkway connects Interstate 215, which is still County Route 215, with US 93, which runs to downtown Las Vegas. The highway runs through Summerlin, after which it is named. The highway has 2×2 lanes but has significant space reservation for more lanes.
The Summerlin Parkway was originally built by the homeowners’ association in Summerlin, a new suburb in western Las Vegas. Initial construction included rebuilding the junction with US 95 and extending the road west with segregated carriageways. The first grade-separated intersections were constructed in 1992 and 1994, and in 2003 the highway was extended to the Las Vegas Beltway, whose grade-separated interchange was completed in 2009. In 2005 and 2006, the last intersections were made grade-separated.