Proposed Preservation Project -
US-34, McCook, NE 69001 to McCook, Nebraska 69001 - Google Maps
Just east of McCook and adjacent to the Harry Strunk Rest Area are some of the
last remaining miles of the original rural U.S. Route 6 alignment located in
Nebraska. This particular 1.5 mile portion of the U.S. Route 6 roadway, which
parallels the beautiful Republican River is constructed of concrete and measures
18 ft. wide. Currently, this scenic roadway is closed to the public. The State
Road Department now uses this section of the highway for test striping and
storage of construction material.
Historic portions of roadways such as this are often considered major
attractions by tourists. It is our opinion that this part of Route 6 should be
preserved as a "destination roadway" and that any remaining portion of the
historic Route 6 should not be changed, but instead, preserved and maintained as
The Nebraska - U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association will requested that the Nebraska
Department of Roads preserve this portion of Route 6, not as a thoroughfare, but
for limited use as a "destination highway." Our hope is that the state of
Nebraska will recognize the historic and economic value of this portion of U.S.
Route 6 to the state and local communities.
If you would like to see this short, but beautiful scenic drive saved for future
generations, and have it reopened for limited public use,
contact US Route 6 Tourist Association.
NOTE: Possibly this portion of Historic U.S. 6 could be included as part of the
adjacent Harry Strunk Rest Area.
NE US6 McCook Rest Area Bidirectional | Nebraska Rest Areas
Like to become a sponsor of the U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association?
Visit our sponsorship.htm page for more information.
Help us make Historic U.S. Route 6 a registered scenic byway and destination highway.