US 395 in Nevada
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US 395 is a US Highway in the US state of Nevada. The road forms a north-south route through the west of the state, beginning and ending at the California border. The road leads through the capital Carson City and the larger city of Reno. Part of this will be the future Interstate 580. The route is 141 kilometers long.
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I-580 / US 395 in the Washoe Valley.
The border between California and Nevada north of Reno.
In an uninhabited area, at Topaz Lake, US 395 in California from Bishop enters Nevada state and then crosses a mountain range before descending to the town of Carson City. From Gardnerville, the road has 2×2 lanes and runs through a wide valley to Carson City. Just before Carson City, US 50 merges from Sacramento to exit downtown again toward Fallon. This double numbering has 6 lanes. The road then runs to the city of Reno in the north, part of which has already been developed as a highway. Through Reno, a city of 180,000, US 395 is already a highway, the future Interstate 580. The highway has 2×3 lanes and east of the center you cross theInterstate 80, the highway from San Francisco and Sacramento to Salt Lake City. US 395 is a highway for the rest of the route through Nevada, after which US 395 in California continues to Susanville.
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US 395 was created in 1926 and initially ran only in Washington state . In 1934, the route was extended far south to San Diego, creating the current route through Nevada.
US 395 is largely a freeway in Nevada. The first part of this opened in 1964 and the route through the conurbation of Reno was mainly built between 1970 and 1983. Between 2006 and 2017, the highway was extended further south to the state capital, Carson City, after which the portion south of I-80 was renumbered Interstate 580 in Nevada. In the early 1990s, US 395 was also converted to a freeway north of Reno to the California border.
The highway has a maximum of 144,000 vehicles in Reno.
US 6 in Nevada
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US 6 is a US Highway in the US state of Nevada. The road forms a long and lonely east-west route through the middle of the state. The road only passes through two small towns, Tonopah and Ely. The route is double-numbered east of Ely with US 50. The road is 492 kilometers long. The road is called the Grand Army of the Republic Highway.
US 6/95 west of Tonopah.
The US 6 between Tonopah and Ely.
In a desert of Death Valley, US 6 in California enters Nevada from Bishop. Through dramatic scenery, the road ascends to the 2,100-foot-tall Montgomery Pass. Boundary Peak can be seen from the pass height, the highest mountain in Nevada at 4006 meters. After this the road descends about 700 meters to Coaldale in a dry desert. Here the US 95 merges from Hawthorne, and both routes are double-numbered for about 65 kilometers until Tonopah. The landscape is extremely desolate with barren rocky mountains and deserts. There is hardly any traffic. You then reach Tonopah, a town with 2600 inhabitants that is considered one of the largest towns on US 6 in Nevada. Here the US 95 goes straight to Las Vegas, which is 200 miles south and US 6 continues east.
The road then begins a lonely 270-kilometer route to Ely. On the way you pass only 2 hamlets and you cross only 2 paved roads. One has to cross a number of not too high mountain passes for this. The landscape remains desolate with hardly any signs of life. The road passes through the Pancake Range and the Railroad Valley. Halfway through the route there is a turnoff to the Lunar Crater, a volcanic area. There are wilderness areas in the area, but the area through which US 6 runs is just as lonely. In the mountain areas there is often some forestation, since this area is quite high, there is also a lot of snow in winter. After about 3 hours driving you arrive in Ely, a town with 4000 inhabitants, the largest place in hundreds of kilometers in circumference. The US 6 then merges with the US 50which comes from Reno and the US 93 from Wells. The three roads are then double-numbered for about 40 kilometers and run through a mountain range with peaks up to 3500 meters. Then US 93 turns south to Las Vegas, and US 6 and US 50 continue east through the Snake Range. About 60 kilometers further follows the border with Utah. US 6 in Utah then continues through the desert to Delta.
US 6 was created in 1926, although it did not cross Nevada until 1937, when the route was extended from Greeley, Colorado to Long Beach, California. The US 6 was not changed in Nevada after that. Most of the route was already paved by then, only a few short sections east of Tonopah were still a gravel road. In 1941-1942, the last section of US 6 was paved north of Warm Springs.
The traffic volumes on US 6 are very low. Every day, 300 vehicles per day drive between the border with California and the US 95 and 1,900 vehicles on the double numbering with the US 95 to Tonopah. East of Tonopah also only 200 to 300 vehicles per day and the double numbering with US 50 and US 93 east of Ely has only 2,200 vehicles.