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Welcome to California, Nevada-California Border, U.S. 95 | by Ken Lund
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Welcome to California, Nevada-California Border, U.S. 95

U.S. Route 95 is a north-south United States highway.


As of 2008, the highway's northern terminus is in Boundary County, Idaho, at the Canadian border crossing of Eastport, where it continues north as British Columbia Highway 95. Its southern terminus is in San Luis, Arizona, on the Mexican border, where a short spur leads to Mexican Federal Highway 2 at San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora.


US 95 in California is a short segment of poorly maintained two-laned road that connects the southern tip of Nevada with southwestern Arizona. In the summer, the desert temperatures often reach 45 C (115 F) degrees. South of Interstate 40, it is 90 miles (145 km) from Needles (with no filling stations or towns with services) until Interstate 10 and Blythe.


US 95 in Nevada is a divided highway between the Laughlin Junction and Boulder City. Upon entering the Las Vegas area, the highway becomes a freeway and is concurrent with I-515 and US 93 between Henderson and Downtown Las Vegas. After crossing I-15, the highway continues as a freeway for several miles until again becoming a divided highway outside the Las Vegas urban area. Shortly after entering Nye County, US 95 becomes a two lane highway as it meanders northward throughout the state.

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Taken on January 25, 2009