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What’s with this?: U.S. Highway 95’s missing exit numbers

Motorists may sometimes notice missing exit numbers while driving along highways in the valley.

On U.S. Highway 95, for instance, Exit 71 does not exist. The number sequence jumps from Exit 70 at Boulder Highway to Exit 72 for Charleston Boulevard. Exit 94 also is missing along that highway, with the sequence jumping from Exit 93 at Durango Drive to Exit 95 at Sky Canyon Park Drive.

Tony Illia, public information officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation, said the intention is to match highway exit numbers with mile markers, and exit numbers sometimes skip in order to achieve that goal.

“New exits and interchanges built after the completion of the original thoroughfare can also cause a reshuffling of exit numbers, depending upon which exit is closest to the nearest mile marker,” he said.

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— To reach Henderson View reporter Cassandra Keenan, email ckeenan@viewnews.com or call 702-383-0278. Find her on Twitter: @CassandraKNews.

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