LANCASTER, Calif. -- The relocation of a "musical road" was music to the ears of residents near Avenue K in Lancaster.
The "musical road" on West Avenue K, west of 66th Street west, has been relocated to a stretch of Avenue G near 30th Street West because of complaints from residents, a city official said Thursday.
The grooved pavement, featured in a recent Honda commercial, "played" a portion of the William Tell Overture -- also known as the theme to "The Lone Ranger" -- when a vehicle drove over it at 55 mph, said Joseph Cabral of the city of Lancaster.
Similar roads have been built in Japan and South Korea.
The road was "tuned" to a car the same length and with tires the same size as a Honda Civic, although other vehicles could also "play" the notes, if a little off-key.
But neighbors in a nearby subdivision complained that the noise kept them awake at night, prompting the city to have the grooves moved to another location.