Out with the old Civic, in with the new

August 1, 2009

It has finally come time to say good-bye to my trusty 91′ Honda Civic. I replaced it with a silver 03′ Civic, which so far is rust free, has airbags, has a hood that latches, and doesn’t overheat constantly! I took it out today on an expedition down U.S. 61, and was finally able to fully photograph every alignment between St. Paul and La Crosse! I am feverishly working on an update to the Historic U.S. 61 project, which when completed, will fully cover all of the old alignments south of St. Paul to La Crosse, complete with better maps and photographs. I estimate a month to completion.

My new Civic rocking the 1920's era concrete east of Red Wing along U.S. 61/U.S. 63

My new Civic rocking the 1920's era concrete east of Red Wing along U.S. 61/U.S. 63

In other news, a previous entry stated that State Highway 16 had been truncated at its junction with U.S. 61 and U.S. 14 in La Crescent. This information has turned out to be totally false! MnDOT’s records are currently incorrect, as the route is still signed to the Wisconsin state line. Perhaps an agreement has not yet been reached with WisDOT to truncate the route on the Wisconsin side.

Route signage in La Crescent, showing Highway 16 continuing east towards the Wisconsin State Line

Route signage in La Crescent, showing Highway 16 continuing east towards the Wisconsin State Line

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