Lancaster, California: The Musical RoadAs a TV ad stunt for Honda, a road was grooved to play the William Tell Overture when driven on at 50 mph. The "musical road" is now preserved as an attraction by the city of Lancaster.
Visitor Tips and News About The Musical Road
Stay in the left lane and near the speed limit for the intended tune.[Kirk Harwood, 02/24/2013]
We just drove over the road -- a sign alerts you to it one mile before, and another tells you what lane to drive in. My grouchy kids, tired of being in a car, thought it was fun.[Hmr, 08/20/2012]
Following your trip on the musical highway with a lunch at Foxy's Landing, you gotta have the peanut butter hamburger. Sounds weird, but once you try it you'll crave another one forever.[Annette Carter, 04/09/2010]
Headed out to the Singing Road -- it's on Ave G between 30th and 40th West. Going a little faster and using speed control with the windows up made it sound better. Definitely a highlight![SoCal Dreamin, 02/09/2010]
The Musical Road in Lancaster is on Ave G and 30th Street. The way it works is that you are to drive in the fast lane at 55 MPH, turn down your radio, and as your tires drive over the grooves in the street a part of Rossini's "The William Tell Overture." is played! It's pretty cool!
Apparently, they had initially built it for a Honda commercial on Ave K. The residents complained that the noise was too much and kept them awake, so they smoothed over the road and moved it to Ave G near Fox Airport. I always make it a point to drive that road when I'm in Lancaster![Kim, 10/15/2009]