New Mexico Roads - NM 187/old US 85

NM 187, former US 85

SB at NM 546, a short connector between old and new US 85 (neither of which have any remnants of US 85 signage). The signs needed a design consultant badly, though this location may have produced the only two-route shield in the state.

CR E-62 heads west from around the same location. It seems unlikely that this shield was yellow letters on a blue background, because as hard as it is to believe blue could fade to yellow, it's even harder to fathom yellow fading to black. I have to think that black on yellow was an old county sign standard in Doņa Ana, since updated. I don't know what color the numerals may have been - reflective white seems like a poor choice against a yellow background, but I have no proof that this was always yellow and not something darker like orange or green.

Continue south on old US 85 to NM 185
Continue north on old US 85 to Truth or Consequences

To I-25 and modern US 85

NM 187 scenery
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