SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Freewheeling California is falling in line behind the rest of America: Highway exits known only by street names are finally getting numbers, and a number of new signs were unveiled Friday.
During the next three years, 23,000 signs at 5,800 interchanges on 92 state or federal highways will be replaced at a cost of around $30 million, according to the state highway department.
The numbers won't supplant old exit names -- streets and cities still will be listed on signs. That pleases Robert Fulton, who lives off one of the state's most peculiar exits -- Zzyzx Road, east of Barstow on Interstate 15.
"We're kind of proud of our distinctiveness and our name," Fulton said. "I probably won't even use the number."
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