Tijeras, New Mexico: Route 66 Musical Road

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Route 66, Tijeras, NM
West of town. I-40 exit 170, then drive east about 3.5 miles on Hwy 333/Route 66. Between mileposts 4 and 5, shortly after Route 66 crosses to the south side of I-40. The road is only musical driving eastbound.
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Route 66 Musical Road

Paid for by the National Geographic Channel for its series, "Crowd Control," the road plays part of "America the Beautiful" -- but only if you travel the speed limit: 45 mph. Signs removed and maintenance stopped in 2020, but it's still there.

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Route 66 Musical Road

The rumble strips are to the left of the white line, but are super worn down, so barely makes noise no matter the speed. I'm definitely disappointed.

[Susan, 06/06/2021]
Musical Highway

The blue musical note sign, announcing the musical road section, is no longer there to mark it. We did find it eventually though.

[Amber, 05/31/2021]

The state took down the sign when it decided to stop maintaining the musical part of the road. People still seek it out.

Musical Road

I see some comments stating the Musical Road is gone. As of March 1, 2021, it is still at least partially there. There are no more signs indicating where it is or that you must drive 45 mph, but if you watch closely there is a groove that you are supposed to get your right tires onto, and then you can hear the song. I have video of it.

[J Cobb, 03/08/2021]
Musical Highway

Was able to find it thanks to everyone's tips! Must stay at 45mph. Easier to see the grooves right inside the white line coming from the west. Hope it lasts longer!

[Kylie p, 07/06/2020]

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