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Written by Double Dragon
Monday, 16 May 2011 20:22

ARIZONA UT NM CO 1992 Indian country AAA Route 666


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The Southern California offices of AAA released this map which instead of focusing on particular States covers Indian territory. The map contains portions of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. It also depicts the edge of Nevada. Route 666 is still marked on this map. Originally the number 666 indicated that the highway was a sub road off old Highway 66 like other sub highways numbered 663 or 664 for instance. This designation had been in place since August 1926. The Route 666 designation was retained throughout inclusions of new roads under the umbrella of 666 as well as rebuilding along the length of 666.

This map is dated May, 1992 and retains the old numbering of Route 666.  On June 27, 1985 Route 66 was decommissioned, removing the significance of the name 666. Right after this map was withdrawn in June, 1992 the Arizona portion of this highway was renamed 191. The New Mexico portion was due to end on May 31, 2003 and this extended to the remaining portions in adjoining States. Route 491 the new number was dedicated July 30, 2003. The old 666 was known by locals as "Highway to Hell" or "Satan's Highway" partly due to the connotations of its name, but also due to high fatality rates along the highway in the New Mexico part where it was poorly maintained and had design flaws.

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