US 6 / US 395 – Keough Hot Springs

Basin and Range – Owens Valley

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1922 culvert on original alignment.
1922 culvert on original alignment.
View of the 1920's alignment. Note the narrower roadway as compared with the 1950's alignment.
View of the 1920’s alignment. Note the narrower roadway as compared with the 1950’s alignment.
View of the 1950's road, with double white striping.
View of the 1950’s road, with double white striping.
Looking south toward Keough Hot Springs from just south of Collins Road.
Looking south toward Keough Hot Springs from just south of Collins Road.

Here, US 6/395 has three different alignments. The earliest was paved and upgraded in the 1920’s. This is the longest and highest of the alignments. In the 1950’s, a newer alignment further down the alluvial fan was built. That alignment still retains its white striping, but most of the culverts were either removed or washed out. In the 1960’s, the present expressway alignment of US 6/395 was built even lower down the fan.

Go East on US 6 / North US 395 / West SR-168 to Bishop

Go West on US 6 / South US 395 / East SR-168 to Mojave

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