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Two major routes lead into the city of New Vegas from the south: Interstate 15 and Highway 95.Fallout: New Vegas loading screens

Highway 95 (or Route 95) is a pre-War roadway in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281.[Non-canon 1]

Background

The highway is used by NCR soldiers and civilians to traverse back and forth to New Vegas.[1][Non-canon 2][2] When the NCRCF prison break occurred, I-15 near Quarry Junction was shutdown, causing traffic to divert down Highway 95 to the benefit of businesses along the route.[3]

Layout

Highway 95 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 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. It then passes HELIOS One and Novac, weaving around Clark Field.[Non-canon 3] The roadway passes through Camp Searchlight and exits the Mojave Wasteland at Searchlight Airport, in a collapsed tunnel underneath the remains of the runway tarmac.

Appearances

Highway 95 appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenes

  • The roadway appears on an early version of the game's map.[4]
  • Joshua Sawyer commented that the northwest roadblock of Highway 95 was only intended as a map ending point.[Non-canon 4]

Gallery

References

  1. The Courier: "Why'd you settle in this dump?"
    Michelle Kerr: "There's more to the 188 than meets the eye. Troops move back and forth on 93 all the time, and 95 is how NCR folks come and go from Vegas. No shortage of customers... so long as Legion raids south of here don't get worse, anyways."
    (Michelle Kerr's dialogue)
  2. The Courier: "Why's this place called the 188?"
    Michelle Kerr: "You do know these old roads were numbered, right? We're standing where the 95 and 93 meet. And 95 plus 93 equals... 188."
    (Michelle Kerr's dialogue)
  3. The Courier: "Why's business so good here?"
    Samuel Kerr: "When 15 shut down, 95 became the route NCR citizens use to get to the Strip - or limp back home, after the Strip's drained 'em of caps. We get 'em coming and going. Coming, the suckers flush with caps they saved to gamble on the Strip... ...and going, the same folks, but now they're losers who'll trade you the shirt off their backs so they don't starve before they make it back home. Add in the troopers marching back and forth from McCarran and the Dam, and well, let's just say we don't miss Primm."
    (Samuel Kerr's dialogue)
  4. Early map with roadway signage

Non-canon

  1. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland Highway 95 (South) p. 427: "Although irradiated, the road that passes through Camp Searchlight is the main artery for travel along the east side of the Mojave Wasteland."
  2. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition pp. 396-397: "[5.02] 188 Trading Post
    Formed after the Powder Ganger break-out down at Primm [4.17] forced traders northward, the intersection of the 95 and 93 (hence "188") is now a bustling Trading spot, catering to the NCR from Boulder City [3.32] and Hoover Dam [3.33] as well as offering good connections down the 95. Start on the eastern side of the intersection."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
  3. Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland Clark Field p. 419: "Highway 95 winds around this place, as if to escape the death and stagnation."
  4. J.E. Sawyer on Formspring
Fallout: New Vegas roadways
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