U. S. Highway 6


Provincetown, Massachusetts – Bishop, California
Longest: 3652
Current Mileage: 3086

U.S. 6 is one of the original 1926 highways. Paving was completed in 1952.

In 1953 there was an official ceremony in Long Beach, California (its original western terminus) dedicating U.S. 6 as “The Grand Army of the Republic Highway” to honor Union soldiers of the Civil War.

In 1964, the western terminus was changed to Bishop, California.

The highway served as the inspiration for Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.

U.S. 6 currently runs through 14 states:

Massachusetts – 121 Miles
Rhode Island – 31 Miles
Connecticut – 114 Miles
New York – 65 Miles
Pennsylvania – 390 Miles
Ohio – 236 Miles
Indiana – 152 Miles
Iowa – 298 Miles
Nebraska – 370 Miles
Colorado – 461 Miles
Utah – 357 Miles
Nevada – 307 Miles
California – 41 Miles