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3,365 Miles to Boston: Longest US Road Gets New Signs

Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon

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    Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts. (Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016)

    Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. have been unveiled on both coasts.

    Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon.

    On Thursday, Massachusetts highway officials installed a mileage sign on the eastern end of the road in Boston's Kenmore Square. It informs motorists that Newport, Oregon, is a mere 3,365 miles away on Route 20 westbound.

    A similar sign went up in Newport marking the same distance to Boston.

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    At a Boston ceremony, Massachusetts Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin says, "There are many things that divide our country, but Route 20 is one thing that connects us."

    The road passes through 12 states between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.