Welcome to U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association

U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
1657 S.W. Old Clifton Rd.
Port Orchard, WA.  98367
Phone: 360/876-5063
Fax: 360/876-3102

 

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Proposed Preservation Project - McCook, Nebraska

 
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US-34, McCook, NE 69001 to McCook, Nebraska 69001 - Google Maps

Just east of McCook and adjacent to the Harry Strunk Rest Area are some of the last remaining miles of the original rural U.S. Route 6 alignment located in Nebraska. This particular 1.5 mile portion of the U.S. Route 6 roadway, which parallels the beautiful Republican River is constructed of concrete and measures 18 ft. wide. Currently, this scenic roadway is closed to the public. The State Road Department now uses this section of the highway for test striping and storage of construction material.

Historic portions of roadways such as this are often considered major attractions by tourists. It is our opinion that this part of Route 6 should be preserved as a "destination roadway" and that any remaining portion of the historic Route 6 should not be changed, but instead, preserved and maintained as originally constructed.


The Nebraska - U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association will requested that the Nebraska Department of Roads preserve this portion of Route 6, not as a thoroughfare, but for limited use as a "destination highway." Our hope is that the state of Nebraska will recognize the historic and economic value of this portion of U.S. Route 6 to the state and local communities.

If you would like to see this short, but beautiful scenic drive saved for future generations, and have it reopened for limited public use, contact US Route 6 Tourist Association.

NOTE: Possibly this portion of Historic U.S. 6 could be included as part of the adjacent Harry Strunk Rest Area.

NE US6 McCook Rest Area Bidirectional | Nebraska Rest Areas


 

Like to become a sponsor of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association?  Visit our sponsorship.htm page for more information.   Help us make Historic U.S. Route 6 a registered scenic byway and destination highway.

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