US 96 is one of the worst numbering violations in the US route system, because it is wrong on several levels:
At the time, the south terminus of US 59 was in Port Arthur, and the diagonal highway between Houston and Laredo was designated US 96:
In 2001 construction began on Denver's "T-Rex" project (TRansportation EXpansion). This involved widening I-25 and adding light-rail service along the corridor through the south metro area. It was a great investment benefitting Denver commuters, but one unfortunate casualty was the old Colorado and Southern Railway bridge over I-25 (and unmarked US 87), just north of Evans Avenue. The rail line had not been used for years, but its bridge was a cool landmark that provided a little extra character in south Denver.
Currently Sikeston is the only place where three consecutive US route numbers intersect -- US 60, US 61, and US 62:
Established in Dec. 2016, the primary intention is to provide more ways for people to be informed when an update is made to the website. Additionally, the blog provides a platform for presenting interesting topics that may not have enough material to warrant a dedicated web page. The image at the top of this page shows the US 19 New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia, and is courtesy of H.B. Elkins.