Colorado replaces Mile 420 sign with 419.99 to curtail thefts
What a difference .01 makes.
After stoners continued to steal a “Mile 420” sign on I-70 in Colorado, the state’s Department of Transportation finally responded with a solution that has worked so far – replace it with a “Mile 419.99” marker.
“Obviously people steal these signs,” CDOT spokeswoman Amy Ford told the Denver Post.
“In the past, if a sign was stolen too much, we wouldn’t replace it. This is sort of an innovative way for us to keep the sign there.”
Mile 420 is about 25 miles from the Kansas border.
Most highways in Colorado aren’t long enough to have a “Mile 420” sign.