Musical Roads Are a Hoot!!

@Corbin5 (102844)
United States
March 6, 2018 12:59pm CST
Short sections of roads play a lovely, often well-known melody, when driven over by car. In Lancaster, California, there is a short stretch of road that has special grooves installed. You must drive over the grooves in the road to hear the "Finale of the William Tell Overture." In Tijeras, New Mexico, driving over a short stretch of road will have you listening to "America the Beautiful." In Japan, a musical road will have driver and passengers enjoying a lovely rendition of "Memories of Summer." In South Korea, there is a road on the 100 expressway going South that has a section of road that plays "Mary Had A Little Lamb." Denmark has a musical road too, and two fellows in Denmark can be credited for having the first musical road in 1995. Taiwan, China, San Marino, and the Ukraine also have musical roads. To have a good listening experience, drivers must drive the recommended speed limit.
About 10 minutes east of Albuquerque, New Mexico on Historic Route 66 is one of only 5 musical highways in the world. If you go around 45mph and drive on the...
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@BelleStarr (37614)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Mar
I have never heard of this and obviously never driven over it but it is an interesting concept.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
Just a bit of fun for the driver.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
6 Mar
Really? I've never heard of this! Lancaster, CA is not exactly near us, but still we could make the drive if we were that determined. We have some friends out there but they have never mentioned this . . . hmmm, I wonder if they know!!
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I bet your friends know. I believe the musical stretch was created by Hertz for a commercial, and Hertz just left it in place.
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@much2say (38813)
• United States
11 Mar
@Corbin5 That's so fun - ok, that's one thing we're gonna try during summer .
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
11 Mar
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@Icydoll (14442)
• India
6 Mar
Wow that's interesting one dear...I have never heard this
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I would like to give one of those musical roads a try one day.
@AKRao24 (14646)
• India
6 Mar
This is a old concept dear @Icydoll! Read many times in News papers and Magazines in India! Thanks!
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@Courtlynn (64283)
• United States
6 Mar
Well well, another lesson learned on mylot. This time, an interesting one!
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I would like to drive on one of those roads, just for fun.
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@Courtlynn (64283)
• United States
6 Mar
@Corbin5 i'd like to, just to see if it was true.
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@JohnRoberts (54196)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Mar
That is new to me but I haven't been Lancaster way in years.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I would like to give one of those musical roads a try.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
6 Mar
Awesome! What will they think of next.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
Yes, a cute and clever idea.
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@alberello75 (17122)
• Genova, Italy
6 Mar
Curious fact. I was not aware of it. I only know the song: Mary Had A Little Lamb
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I would like to try one of those roads some day.
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@alberello75 (17122)
• Genova, Italy
7 Mar
@Corbin5 You can do it. Choose the first or second street you have listed (California o New Mexico). Then, let me know how it is.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
@alberello75 Well, a few days drive to California or New Mexico, but you never know. We many head that way.
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@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
6 Mar
I am astounded, I had never heard of this, thanks Deborah.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
A cute idea, just for fun.
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@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
6 Mar
@Corbin5 So its not real? Boy I am an idiot
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
@Courage7 Real as can be.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search A musical road is a road, or part of a road, which when driven over causes a tactile vibration and audible rumbling transmitted through the wheels into the car body in the form of a musical
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@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
6 Mar
Awesome, I've never heard of musical roads before.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I would like to give one a try some day.
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@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
6 Mar
@Corbin5 It would certainly liven up a tedious journey.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
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@crossbones27 (19102)
• Redlands, California
6 Mar
Who knew, but kind of remember hearing something about this, but seems very vague in my memory bank. Pretty cool stuff there miss lady. Funny thing is I have a friend who lives in that area, so visit Lancaster from time to time, but never knew the city has a musical road. Now I want to go to hear it. Thanks for sharing this.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
I think next time you visit, the musical road is a must-try!!!
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• Redlands, California
6 Mar
@Corbin5 Indeed
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@Raj7779 (2916)
• Ahmednagar, India
6 Mar
I have never heart about this and big thanks my friend.I am a music lover,wish I had a way like this in my country
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
Such a clever idea those musical roads happen to be.
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@Raj7779 (2916)
• Ahmednagar, India
7 Mar
@Corbin5 our government has to learn something from this
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@anikoonline (2979)
• Hungary
6 Mar
It must be so fun! I hope that one day we will have a musical road.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
6 Mar
Me too!!
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@LadyDuck (151874)
• Switzerland
7 Mar
Has San Marino a musical road? I have to check, this is something I missed for sure. I searched, I find nothing.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
San Marino is on the list of countries that have musical roads. Now, the key is to find out where that road is. I do not know.
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@LadyDuck (151874)
• Switzerland
7 Mar
@Corbin5 San Marino is a very small independent state enclosed in Italy. It is a top of a mountain and there is only one main road there.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
8 Mar
@LadyDuck Apparently, 2017 was not the year of change for San Marino.
It's officially known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino
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@shaggin (36633)
• United States
8 Mar
Oh my gosh this is so cool! I have never heard of this! How amazing. I am going to go watch the video now and maybe share it on Facebook.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
8 Mar
It does sound like fun to drive on those roads.
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@shaggin (36633)
• United States
8 Mar
@Corbin5 It seems they would wear out fast and be expensive to maintain though
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
8 Mar
@shaggin I would think so too.
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@Hannihar (32856)
7 Mar
That is really cool.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
I thought so too.
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@Hannihar (32856)
8 Mar
@Corbin5 I have never heard of that before Deborah. That is very unusal I believe.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
8 Mar
@Hannihar I really do think it is a cute idea.
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
7 Mar
Well I'll be darned @Corbin5 I didn't know that. That would scare the crap out of you if you were driving at night and started drifting off to sleep and all of a sudden the music started to play.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
Yep, the music would have you jolt awake. Life-saving road!!
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@nanette64 (17470)
• Fairfield, Texas
7 Mar
@Corbin5 Except in my case, I'd probably hear the music, jerk the wheel and go flying into outer space.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
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@bunnybon7 (35865)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Mar
wow. i had no idea these were out there. that is very cool
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
8 Mar
I thought it a very clever idea.
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@bunnybon7 (35865)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Mar
@Corbin5 it really is a wonderful idea
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@aninditasen (1583)
• Raurkela, India
7 Mar
In India, Kolkata has started with this technique to decrease stress. Throughout most of the main roads 'Rabindra Sangeet is played.
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
That is wonderful that India has musical roads too.
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• Raurkela, India
8 Mar
@Corbin5 Hope that happens in my city too, but of course! some songs that soothe's your soul and nerves.
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@FayeHazel (17093)
• United States
7 Mar
Wow cool, never heard of that. Must be due to bumps in the road or something? I will have a look
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
7 Mar
Yes, they place grooves in the road and some have a line of dot-like circles.
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@FayeHazel (17093)
• United States
7 Mar
@Corbin5 That makes sense watched the video, awesome. Rumble strips have a sound, so it makes sense that by varying the distance apart they can make pitches
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@kepweng (13270)
7 Mar
nice sign for Travellers
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@Corbin5 (102844)
• United States
8 Mar
I think so too.