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Encyclopedia > U.S. Highway 93

United States Highway 93 is a major north-south United States highway in the western U.S., extending between the Canadian border in Montana, where it connects with B.C. Highway 93, and Wickenburg, Arizona, a small town about 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Phoenix. Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... British Columbia provincial highway 93, the Kootenay Highway, is a north-south route through the southeastern part of the province. ... Wickenburg is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... Phoenix was incorporated as a city on February 5, 1881. ...


Major cities that U.S. Highway 93 travels through include Missoula, Montana, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Missoula, Montana viewed from the top of Mount Sentinel in 1999. ... Twin Falls is a town located in Twin Falls County, Idaho. ... Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city City nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Location Location of Las Vegas in Nevada Government County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 293. ...


A popular bumper sticker often seen in Montana reads, "Pray for me, I drive Hwy 93!"

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Termini

As of 2004, the highway's northern terminus is in Lincoln County, Montana at the Canadian border, where it continues as Provincial Highway 93. Its southern terminus is in Wickenburg, Arizona at an intersection with U.S. Highway 60. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Montana. ... Wickenburg is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


Historic termini

Until 1993, US 93 ended a short distance north of Wickenburg, Arizona at a junction with U.S. Highway 89. When US 89 was decommissioned in the area, the US 93 designation was carried on into Wickenburg. 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Wickenburg is a town located in Maricopa County, Arizona. ... United States Highway 89 is a north-south United States highway with two branches. ...


Projected upgrades

US 93 (with US 60 to the southeast of Wickenburg) is the shortest route between the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas and Phoenix, two of the largest cities in America. Upgrades of US 60 and US 93 to freeway status are scheduled between Las Vegas and Phoenix, after which US 93 will probably be decommissioned south of its northern junction with Interstate 15 to the northeast of Las Vegas (which in the minds of many Las Vegans has already been decommissioned) in favor of Interstate 15 and some new Interstate highway (designation unknown -- either a continuation of Interstate 515 or a new two-digit Interstate Highway - most likely Interstate 11 or 13). Interstate 15, or I-15, is a north-south interstate highway in the western United States, traveling through the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. ... Mindless Self Indulgence is a spur of Interstate 15 that runs approximately 20 miles from the interchange of I-15 and US 95 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Railroad Pass on the border of Henderson, Nevada and Boulder City, Nevada. ...


A segment of the new highway is in the very early stages of construction (in 2004) in the area of Hoover Dam; the expressway will replace a highway now closed to truck traffic due to its inadequacy (the mountain road includes switchback curves and directly crosses the dam, which raises concerns of the security of the dam itself since the September 11, 2001 attacks). The bypass will cross the Colorado River on a new bridge downstream of the dam. It will incorporate the now-complete Interstate 515 through Las Vegas and it will make unnecessary the truck detour through either Laughlin, Nevada or Needles, California. Hoover Dam Hoover Dam (36°0′56″ N 114°44′16″ W) is a concrete gravity-arch dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada. ... A nearly 180-degree turn in a road, trail, or ramp is called a hairpin turn (also hairpin bend or, if in a trail, a switchback). ... The September 11, 2001 attacks were a series of suicide attacks against civilians of the United States conducted on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. ... // Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View For other uses, see Colorado River (disambiguation). ... Mindless Self Indulgence is a spur of Interstate 15 that runs approximately 20 miles from the interchange of I-15 and US 95 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Railroad Pass on the border of Henderson, Nevada and Boulder City, Nevada. ... Laughlin is a census-designated place located in Clark County, Nevada. ... Needles is a city located on the banks of the Colorado River in San Bernardino County, California. ...


There is currently an unofficial proposal of having US-93 bypass downtown Las Vegas, leaving Interstate 515 at about Pecos Rd and joing Interstate 15 near Craig Rd. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign just to the south of the Las Vegas Strip welcoming visitors to the city City nickname: The Entertainment Capital of the World Location Location of Las Vegas in Nevada Government County Clark Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 293. ... Mindless Self Indulgence is a spur of Interstate 15 that runs approximately 20 miles from the interchange of I-15 and US 95 in Las Vegas, Nevada to Railroad Pass on the border of Henderson, Nevada and Boulder City, Nevada. ... Interstate 15, or I-15, is a north-south interstate highway in the western United States, traveling through the states of Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. ...



[1] -- the Hoover Dam Bypass Project


[2] -- Boulder City Bypass


[3] -- Downtown Bypass - Why US-93 should bypass downtown Las Vegas


Alternate routes

As of 2004, Alternate US 93 has a northern terminus at Wells, Nevada. It rejoins US 93 at an intersection called "Lages Station" in northern White Pine County, Nevada. While the main line of US 93 is the direct route from Lages Station to Wells, Alt US 93 provides a shortcut to eastbound Interstate 80 and Salt Lake City, Utah. 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wells, Nevada Wells is a city located in Elko County, Nevada. ... White Pine County is a county located in the state of Nevada. ... Location of Interstate 80 Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Aerial view of Temple Square of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ...


Until the 1970s, an alternate route also existed in Idaho. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

State nickname: Treasure State Other U.S. States Capital Helena Largest city Billings Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) Official languages English Area 381,156 km² (4th)  - Land 377,295 km²  - Water 3,862 km² (1%) Population (2000)  - Population 902,195 (44th)  - Density 2. ... State nickname: Gem State Other U.S. States Capital Boise Largest city Boise Governor Dirk Kempthorne (R) Official languages none Area 216,632 km² (14th)  - Land 214,499 km²  - Water 2,133 km² (0. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn (R) Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano (D) Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ...

Related US routes

This list of United States Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ...

Sources

  • Endpoints of US highways (used with permission)
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List of U.S. Highways - Bannered U.S. Highways

 
 

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