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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Preservation Project in McCook, Nebraska

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A few miles east of McCook and adjacent to the Harry Strunk Rest Area are some of the last remaining miles of original, rural U.S. Route 6 located in Nebraska. This particular three mile portion of the U.S. Route 6 roadway, which parallels the beautiful Republican River Valley, 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. 

* RE: Information dated March 6th, 1995 from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Prepared by Mark Houghton, Research Item HPD-1.

Historic roadways such as this are often considered major attractions by tourists.  It is our opinion that this part of Route 6 should be saved 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. 


 American Cultural Tours has requested that the Nebraska Department of Roads, consider preserving 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, you should contact the following person(s):


State of Nebraska Web site: http://www.state.ne.us/
John L/ Craig
Director Nebraska Dept. of Roads
P.O. Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759
Phone: 1-402-471-4567
Fax: 1-402-479-4325
Mike Johanns
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 94848
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759
mjohanns@notes.state.ne.us
Phone: 1-402-471-2244
James J. Knott
District 7 Engr.
P.O. Box 530
McCook, NE 69001-0530
jknott@dor.state.ne.us
Phone: 308-345-8490
Fax: 308-345-8492
Greg A. Wolford
Hwy. Commissioner
P.O. Box 99
McCook, NE 69001
Phone: 308-345-2370
Mary Jo Hall
Director of Communications
Nebraska State Dept. of Roads.
mjhall@dor.state.ne.us
Phone: 402-479-4512
Dave Miller
Director Nebraska Tourism
P.O. Box 94666
Dept. 971NT
Lincoln, NE 68509-4666
davem@visitnebraska.org
www.visitnebraska.org
Phone: 1-800-228-4307 ext. 754
or, 402-471-3705
For additional information on this three mile stretch of roadway, visit Discovering the 6.com for their trip along the "6" on May 5, 2000
 

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

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