Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Duplexes and Pairs - Cross Country Route 6 Terminology
So it should surprise no one that though I'll (you'll) be following Route 6 across the USA, I'll also be riding on other highways as well.
Is Route 6 a two-lane highway? In many places it is. In others, it "duplexes with" interstates (most notably in Colorado on I70) and other major US routes. In some places the current Route 6 stays on these thruways while the older 6 alignment cuts through small downtowns. As I refuse to stay on interstates longer than I have to, I will take the "Business 6" whenever I can.
Sounds confusing? It really isn't. As long as you "Stay on Route 6."