Monday, April 23, 2012

Washington State Route 170

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, we finally started driving highways again, back on the road for SR 170.

RCW 47.17.345
State route No. 170
A state highway to be known as state route number 170 is established as follows:

Beginning at a junction with state route number 17 west of Warden, thence easterly to Warden.

SR 170 @ SR 17
So here SR 170 begins, at a junction with SR 17 west of Warden (and thus south of Moses Lake). What a nice day for a drive!

SR 170 west of Warden
A couple miles later, driving straight east, we reach the halfway point of SR 170. Open farmlands abound.

SR 170 @ Warden
We soon enter Warden, a town whose raison d'etre seems to be a railroad hub. Several railroad lines cross here and the last mile of SR 170 is lined with granaries, warehouses, processing plants (without signs, so I have no idea what they were cooking), and the like. When we reach Main Street, the highway is finished.

It seems that SR 170 exists solely as a connector between the railroad "port" in Warden and the rest of the highway system. Other than that, a quiet drive in the country.

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