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Archive for Sunday, September 26, 2010

40 years ago: Numbering scheme devised for county roads

September 26, 2010

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Douglas County commissioners accepted a plan to place number signs on all county roads. East-west roads were to be numbered in the 400 series, with numbers increasing towards the south. North-south roads would be numbered in the 1000 series, increasing toward the east. The estimated cost of the project was $6,000, and between 300 and 500 signs were expected to be needed.

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