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Happy New Year, Road Maven


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I have always thought that it was too bad that US 1 didn't stay right by the coast the whole way from Maine to Florida. In Illinois, SR 1 runs all along the Illinois/Indiana border. Also, Cal. 1 runs along the Pacific much of the way.


We will be driving some of it in Florida near the end of this month. I sure hope Ernie's BBQ is still open near Ft. Lauderdale. A1A here we come.


What were they thinking when they numbered it?


Again, Happy New Year.


Keep Rollin' Down that Coast Highway(well sorta). --RoadDog

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I would guess that the highway came away from the coast to hit the cities, such as Philadelphia. My understanding of earlier routes (and many later ones too) were built to connect the main population areas.

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