Highway 95 did not reach its present shape until 1940, after numerous extensions to cross the United States between Mexico and Nevada. It remained in use as a divided highway with two lanes of traffic in each direction into the 21st century connecting Las Vegas with locations to the north and south.
In post-War times, it slowly decayed for two centuries until the New California Republic established itself in the Mojave Wasteland. Although it was primarily an auxiliary route into New Vegas and Hoover Dam, with I-15 preferred by traders for the direct route to the city and Camp McCarran.
However, the situation changed in 2281, with the NCRCF prison break and Quarry Junction shutdown effectively blocking access to the city on I-15, making Highway 95 the only other reliable route for California traders. The increased traffic, even in the face of Legion interference and the loss of Nelson and Camp Searchlight, has led to a commercial boom along the route, particularly for Novac, and the founding of new trade posts like the 188 trading post or Grub n' Gulp rest stop.
Highway 95 runs north to south through New Vegas, winding amidst the landscape and around small towns. It is considered to be a safer route to take to New Vegas than the shorter I-15, which in recent times has become infested with deathclaws.
It enters the Mojave Wasteland from the northwest, beginning at a radioactive roadblock west of Brooks tumbleweed ranch and north of the Followers safehouse. The highway continues south, intersecting with Nevada State Route 157 and subsequently passing through Freeside. The roadway rises into an elevated freeway over New Vegas, returning to ground level by the Grub n' Gulp rest stop. The highway meets Highway 93 at the 188 trading post. Further along the route it passes HELIOS One and Novac. Finally, it passes through Camp Searchlight and exits the Mojave Wasteland at Searchlight Airport, in a collapsed tunnel underneath the remains of the runway tarmac.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Highway 95 is based on the real world highway U.S. Route 95.
- Although it was speculated to be an add-on entry point, the northwest roadblock is only a map ending point.