Monday, September 22, 2008

Lone Ranger sent into sunset as residents rebel over musical road

It might sound like an idea from a 1960s hippy gathering, but there really is such a thing as a musical highway.

A section of Avenue K in a Californian desert town uses grooves cut into the road surface to play the Lone Ranger theme to cars driving along it.

But some Lancaster residents are not amused. They say the noise from the road sounds more like a discordant screech than the Rossini overture.

Officials have bowed to their views and have agreed to pave over the grooves. Despite being carved into the road only a couple of weeks ago, officials have announced they will resurface the quarter-mile (400m) strip on Tuesday.

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