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Old 01-11-2014, 01:58 PM
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Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

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There are 450 miles of Interstate 70 from west to east in Colorado, but Mile 420 ain't one.

After sticky-fingered stoners repeatedly swiped the marker for the 420th mile, the state Department of Transportation resorted to desperate measures. Colorado, say hello to Mile 419.99.

CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford confirmed Friday that a photo of the unusual mile-marker sign floating around the Internet is real. She said the fractional sign was put up within the past year. The Google Street View image for the 420th mile of I-70 — along a desolate stretch of prairie just east of Stratton — still shows a Mile 420 marker.

It didn't stay there for long.

"Obviously people steal these signs," Ford said. "In the past, if a sign was stolen too much, we wouldn't replace it. This is sort of an innovative way for us to keep the sign there."

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24...-interstate-70

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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

Now more people are going to want to steal it as an oddity. It's like a 23 MPH speed limit sign.

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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

LOL!!! Are you kidding? I want to hang that on my wall more than if it said 420. I can picture it hanging on the left hand side of another sign that says "it's almost 420!"

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Old 01-11-2014, 07:43 PM
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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

Why replace the sign?

Doesn't seem that crucial.

Back when i was driving a big, fuck-off Freightliner Digger/Derrick truck and working west of Corpus Christi we were near FM666, i wanted very much to 'borrow' one of those signs from the Highway Dept. to hang in my garage. The uber-Christian guy i worked with at the time and whom took turns driving wasn't too keen on the idea.




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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

ive swiped a few signs.... but i really, really want the 419.99 sign

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fuck... posted that at 4:21

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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

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Why replace the sign?

Doesn't seem that crucial.

Back when i was driving a big, fuck-off Freightliner Digger/Derrick truck and working west of Corpus Christi we were near FM666, i wanted very much to 'borrow' one of those signs from the Highway Dept. to hang in my garage. The uber-Christian guy i worked with at the time and whom took turns driving wasn't too keen on the idea.



Nice. Also, they took out the 666 marker on I10 in between Houston and San Antonio, it's just a yellow and black stripped sign.

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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

They can't put in a little extra work to make that sign hard to steal

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Re: Colorado Hopes a Mile 419.99 Sign on Interstate 70 Thwarts Stoners

Damn I wanted one

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