A little late here, but ...Was suppose to be a State Highway, but will take a US highway.
So technically Meef was correct.The United States Numbered Highway System (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated network of roads and highways numbered within a nationwide grid in the contiguous United States. As the designation and numbering of these highways were coordinated among the states, they are sometimes called Federal Highways, but the roadways were built and have always been maintained by state or local governments since their initial designation in 1926.
Yea, you are right, a little late.A little late here, but ...
All US Highways are state highways in that they're all state funded. The US shield is used for numbering consistency when highways cross state lines. The US Highway system predates the Interstate Highway system which receives funding from the federal government.
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So technically Meef was correct.