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The Ribbon Road, a.k.a. Sidewalk Highway
Pouring more than 2,400 miles of concrete turned out to be a pretty expensive project, especially back in the 1920’s. So, the state of Oklahoma came up with a solution: a road that’s half as wide should cost half as much. To save money as they paved parts of Route 66, they poured the concrete just 9 feet wide, creating just one hard-surfaced lane. Hey, it’s not like that “automobile” thing was really going to catch on, and there would ever be two cars on the road at the same time! Incredibly, two sections of Oklahoma’s “Sidewalk Highway” or “Ribbon …