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Now Singing: Route 66 in New Mexico

The pavement along Old Route 66 in New Mexico will now play "America the Beautiful"—but only if you're driving the posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour.
October 28, 2014, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A line of 'rumble strips' were installed on a street betwen [sic] Alberquerque [sic] and Tijeras earlier this month. When motorists drive over the strips at the correct speed (45mph), metal plates under the tarmac vibrate, producing music. The result is something that sounds like a trombone slowly puffing out 'America the Beautiful,'" reports the CityMetric staff.

The CityMetric article picks up on an ABC News report from earlier in October about old Route 66's tuneful new ways. For ABC News, Dina Abou Salem also reports that the musical rumble strips were paid for by the National Geographic channel. 

The CityMetric article also lists five other musical streets from around the world.

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Published on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in ABC News
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