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Which New Interstate Routes Should Be Built?  
User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 400 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5394 times:

Assuming that someday the U.S. government will have ample funding for building new interstate highways, which routes are most needed? Certainly, many major cities need additional perimeters or spurs of existing interstates to their suburbs. But, let's discuss potential routes that would cross state lines and would connect medium-to-large cities. Some possibilities:

Las Vegas - Phoenix
Las Vegas - Reno
Memphis - Kansas City (connecting the Southeast to I-70 West)
Atlanta - Memphis (although once I-22 between Birmingham and Memphis is completed, this won't be as necessary)
Atlanta - Huntsville (the current 4 hour drive could be reduced to almost 2 hours - but the terrain would be challenging)

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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5379 times:

Yes on the LAS to PHX. I would also like 10 extened to run direct from PHX to DFW

User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2876 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5349 times:

The government should get going on the planned I-101 going from I-95 in DE, down through Delmarva, connecting to I-64 in Norfolk, and connect back to 95 somewhere in NC. I feel that would relieve so much traffic around the Baltimore, DC, and Northern VA area since most traveling around those areas are going to further points.


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User currently offlinecasinterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4786 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5334 times:

I'd like to see a route of RaleighNC--Columbia SC- Augusta,Ga, Macon, Ga, Dothan Ala --- I-10

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 2):
The government should get going on the planned I-101 going from I-95 in DE, down through Delmarva, connecting to I-64 in Norfolk,

This would be Nice.

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 2):
connect back to 95 somewhere in NC.

Just bring it south to NC-64 using Hwy -17 to Williamstonand take US 64 ( (it already is built as an expressway). )back east to Raleigh/I=95



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2876 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5330 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 3):

Just bring it south to NC-64 using Hwy -17 to Williamstonand take US 64 ( (it already is built as an expressway). )back east to Raleigh/I=95

That works (I don't know too much about highways in that area, so pardon my ignorance haha)



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User currently offlineKLASM83 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter):
Las Vegas - Phoenix

It seems with the new bridge over the Hoover Dam, all that's left is to do widen and make to interstate standard the rest of US-93/US60. I'm not too sure how Boulder City would reply to a bypass, however.



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11793 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5274 times:

Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter):
Las Vegas - Reno

YES!!!! I drove between LAS and RNO when I was driving the big rigs and it was so stupid on the two-lane road. I am glad they are building an expressway between Carson City and Reno. It should be extended all the way to LAS. Carson is the capital, after all.

In Oregon, a freeway needs to be build between Bend and Portland and Bend and Eugene.



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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2748 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5258 times:

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 2):
The government should get going on the planned I-101 going from I-95 in DE, down through Delmarva, connecting to I-64 in Norfolk, and connect back to 95 somewhere in NC. I feel that would relieve so much traffic around the Baltimore, DC, and Northern VA area since most traveling around those areas are going to further points.

NOT IN MY BACK YARD!!!     
Seriously though, I-101 would be a great idea. Then I wouldn't have to drive 100 miles to get to I-95 to go anywhere. However, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel would need to be expanded by building parallel tunnels. Currently the CBBT has 4 lanes on the bridge portions but only 2 lanes in the tunnels. Otherwise most of the highway already exists other than building the interchanges.


User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4287 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5260 times:

The government has been planning to build the I-69 corridor for years now. The planned interstate will have three origin points in Texas: Brownsville, McAllen, and Laredo. It will continue up through Victoria on US-59, then through Houston to Carthage. There are two plans from Carthage: the main branch will split off and go east into Louisiana, Mississippi, and into Memphis on up through Tennessee and Kentucky to Evansville, Indiana and Indianapolis, where it will join with the current I-69 that runs from Indy to Port Huron, Michigan, on the US/Canada border north of Detroit. A separate branch would continue to follow US 59 north from Carthage, Texas to Texarkana.

As far as what else should be included in the interstate plan, I strongly recommend US 287 from I-35 W in Fort Worth up to Dumas, Texas, then following US 87 from Dumas to Raton, New Mexico, where it would join up with I-25. I drive the route frequently with an ever-increasing number of drivers, and the slow downs through the small towns are ridiculous.

I also think a direct interstate route should be opened between Houston and Austin. Ease the drive time a bit between the two major cities.

Texan



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2805 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5247 times:

A few more out west.

Highway 99 in California needs to be brought up to interstate standards. The entire stretch from where it splits off of I-5 south of Bakersfield all the way up to Sacramento.

I-40 should be extended west from Barstow to connect with 99 in Bakersfield.

I'd like a NW-SE route across the four corners, starting near Albuquerque and connecting to I-70 in Utah.



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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

Quoting BNAOWB (Thread starter):

Las Vegas - Phoenix

I was on US-93 last month from Las Vegas to Kingman, and I didn't see a need for it. The four lane they have now is plenty. Once it's all four-lane, that should be enough.

Quoting casinterest (Reply 3):
I'd like to see a route of RaleighNC--Columbia SC- Augusta,Ga, Macon, Ga, Dothan Ala --- I-10

I could see that. US-1 just doesn't cut it between Raleigh-Columbia.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5230 times:

An interstate from Charleston WV to Cincinnati or Dayton. Currently you have to go via Lexington, KY or drive on Kentucky 9 which is a pain. We do have Interstate 73/74 here in Greensboro, and the eventual master plan is that the I-74 here will eventually link up to the Interstate 74 that runs from Quad Cities through Indy and then down to Cincinnati (and when completed will parallel KY 9 then down through West Virginia to Virginia and then through the Carolinas to Mrytle Beach). Not sure what the I-73 master plan is,

An extension from Macon, GA to either Augusta or Columbia would be nice. Call it I-220 or I-675 or something.

I know my cousin's in Columbus, OH would appreciate an interstate highway between Columbus and Sandusky so they wouldn't have to take the back roads between the two.

It's just a shame for these small towns along the US Highways and State Routes that will be continue to go by the way side as more and more interstates are built.

Athens, GA needs to be connected via interstate to somewhere (most likely ATL, but even an extension to I-85 to the north or I-20 to the south would be great since it's all back roads to get there. Traffic must be fun on UGA game days...

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 9):
Highway 99 in California needs to be brought up to interstate standards. The entire stretch from where it splits off of I-5 south of Bakersfield all the way up to Sacramento.

  
Anything to help speed up that drive once you get over the Grapevine. Talk about bbbooorrriiinnnggg....

Quoting texan (Reply 8):
I also think a direct interstate route should be opened between Houston and Austin. Ease the drive time a bit between the two major cities.

I wonder which would be better, looking at a map: building a stretch of highway from Austin through La Grange and then connecting to I-10 near Columbus (along the current State Route 71) or a little more northern route along the current US-290

Also in Texas, a stretch of interstate from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls would be nice.


User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Quoting casinterest (Reply 3):
I'd like to see a route of RaleighNC--Columbia SC- Augusta,Ga, Macon, Ga, Dothan Ala --- I-10
Quoting MSPNWA (Reply 10):

I could see that. US-1 just doesn't cut it between Raleigh-Columbia.

I agree in principle, but I doubt you'll see much traction on this. For one, I think eventually high speed rail will be taking the Raleigh-Columbia route. For another, what you're asking for is generally already taken care of by I-40 to I-95 to I-20 (a boring route, but 3.5 hrs isn't *too* bad in terms of drive time). I wouldn't mind seeing a direct highway, though. Cas, only problem with your proposal is that I-10 already exists going from Jacksonville, FL to LA. Would your proposal be an extension of the existing I-10 or would it be a new north-south route that would eventually link in either in Jacksonville or somewhere in the FL panhandle?

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 2):
The government should get going on the planned I-101 going from I-95 in DE,

The basic idea is sound, but I'm not a fan of the nomenclature. Call me anal, but 3di highways should either be spurs of existing interstate highways (3dis with an odd first digit) or loop highways (3is with an even first digit).

At any rate, my proposal would be a rather simple one - the original plan to complete the Outer Loop (currently I-540 and NC-540) as an interstate without tolls and, once its completed, it be resigned as I-640, given its loop status. Otherwise I wouldn't mind seeing I-20 extended along the current US-74 route to Wilmington, NC or along US-501 to Myrtle Beach



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User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1012 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5203 times:

A quicker connection between Denver and Salt Lake City would be nice.


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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

I'd really like to see an Interstate of even something to highway standards running from say Davenport, IA to Springfield, MO There seems to be a lot of large towns and small cities in between. It could pass through Burlington, Quincy, even Columbia or Jefferson City.

I guess I only say this because I had to plan a trip to Kirksville from Chicago and I noticed there is absolutely no good way to get to anywhere along the Mississippi and NE Missouri. Connect 540 to Joplin and call the whole thing I-37.

I also wish Chicago would go ahead and build the crosstown expressway which would be I-494 but that's a whole different story...



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40065 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

The enviornmentalist would have a fit!
Many of them are complaining about the first interstate system build in the 1950s.

Quoting texan (Reply 8):
The government has been planning to build the I-69 corridor for years now.

Also, I-69 from Indianapolis through Evansville to Memphis.



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User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Quoting garnetpalmetto (Reply 12):
Otherwise I wouldn't mind seeing I-20 extended along the current US-74 route to Wilmington, NC or along US-501 to Myrtle Beach

Interstate to Myrtle Beach is badly needed - during the summer the stretch of highway to get there is backed up, especially when you get off I-95.


User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5051 times:

Quoting Adam T. (Reply 16):

Interstate to Myrtle Beach is badly needed - during the summer the stretch of highway to get there is backed up, especially when you get off I-95.

You'll get than when I-74 is completed in SC, but who knows when that will be since it's not even started yet? You've got SC-22 which will (probably) be designated part of I-73 bypassing Conway, but aside from that...not a whole lot else.



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User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5037 times:

Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 1):
I would also like 10 extened to run direct from PHX to DFW

   Seems to me that I-20 fills that function pretty well, no?

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 9):
I-40 should be extended west from Barstow to connect with 99 in Bakersfield.

   But why stop there, why not all the way through to the 5?



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User currently offlineBoeing1970 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5015 times:

I can think of a couple:

A North South from Canada through Minot, Bismark, North Platte, Garden City, Liberal, Amarillo. Mainly for trucking of goods.

West to East from Great Falls to the 94 in eastern Montana. Also mainly for trucking.

Maybe a more direct route from Orlando to Tallahassee or the panhandle. The drive from Pensacola to Orlando is a joke.

[Edited 2010-09-10 10:46:20]

User currently offlinegarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5426 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

Quoting LH459 (Reply 18):

Seems to me that I-20 fills that function pretty well, no?

Indeed. All you have to do is exit from I-10 onto I-20 in Kent. Tada. Anything more than that would require a major realignment of I-10 through Texas that would, essentially, be redundant to I-20 and I-45.



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User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4995 times:

I know it will NEVER happen because of the NIMBYs, but I would LOVE to see an alternate to get off of Long Island and over the sound. Right now if you live in the eastern portions of Long Island, your only choices if you are heading to CT and further north are to go all the way into NYC to get over a bridge...or take a long ferry ride. I know at one point it was considered to extend Rt. 135 as a bridge but was turned down. It sure would be nice not to have to deal with the Trogs Neck bottle neck. Somehow make a connection from I-495 (the L.I.E.) to I-95 (in CT). One can always dream!

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User currently offlineShyFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4985 times:

Quoting Alias1024 (Reply 9):
I'd like a NW-SE route across the four corners, starting near Albuquerque and connecting to I-70 in Utah.

Part of that is already in place. NM44 between Bernalillo and Farmington was re-designated US550 and widened to 4 lanes (the median sucks though) a number of years ago. Should be enough demand to go further with an Interstate all the way to I-70 to provide an alternate route to SLC as apposed to going through Denver and the passes.

Quoting texan (Reply 8):
As far as what else should be included in the interstate plan, I strongly recommend US 287 from I-35 W in Fort Worth up to Dumas, Texas, then following US 87 from Dumas to Raton, New Mexico, where it would join up with I-25. I drive the route frequently with an ever-increasing number of drivers, and the slow downs through the small towns are ridiculous.
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11):
Also in Texas, a stretch of interstate from Fort Worth to Wichita Falls would be nice.

Raton all the way to Fort Worth? I like it!  
Quoting LH459 (Reply 18):
Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 1):
I would also like 10 extened to run direct from PHX to DFW

Seems to me that I-20 fills that function pretty well, no?

I'm glad I'm not the only one scratching my head over that.

My thoughts....

I've always thought that extending I-27 from Lubbock to I-10 (around Junction TX) via Lamesa, Big Spring, and San Angelo would be a good idea.

US285 from I-40 south to Roswell was upgraded a number of years ago to 4 lanes. I've always though this would be a good candidate for an Interstate route, probably all the way down to Carlsbad. Maybe all the way down to Ft Stockton TX and I-10 too.

Tucumcari NM all the way up to Wichita KS. It could follow US54 and US400, it would provide another option of connecting to the midwest.


User currently offlinehomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2250 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4972 times:

Quoting texan (Reply 8):
I also think a direct interstate route should be opened between Houston and Austin. Ease the drive time a bit between the two major cities.

Then what would become of the annual MS 150?  
Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 11):
building a stretch of highway from Austin through La Grange and then connecting to I-10 near Columbus (along the current State Route 71)

It's not that bad right now: SH-71 is already a four-lane highway with minimal stops.



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User currently offlineAlias1024 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2805 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

Quoting Boeing1970 (Reply 19):
A North South from Canada through Minot, Bismark, North Platte, Garden City, Liberal, Amarillo. Mainly for trucking of goods.

I like this idea. Maybe we can link it up with

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 22):
I've always thought that extending I-27 from Lubbock to I-10 (around Junction TX) via Lamesa, Big Spring, and San Angelo would be a good idea
Quoting LH459 (Reply 18):
But why stop there, why not all the way through to the 5?

Because I was only thinking about what would help me!!! You're right, going through to I-5 would make sense.



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25 srbmod : Most of this would be covered by the proposed I-14, which would run from either Alexandria, LA or Natchez, MS to Augusta, GA or N. Augusta, SC. The p
26 4holer : Perhaps, but the 2 hours it takes to drive thru the traffic-light orgy that is Farmington, NM makes anything that involves it a useless exercise. I'v
27 luckyone : Vegas - Phoenix -- YESTERDAY!! Atlanta Huntsville -- I highly doubt there's enough traffic between the two to warrant an expressway. Can we add Phoen
28 ShyFlyer : Oh, I'm no fan of Farmington traffic, believe me. Any interstate near that town would mean going around town, probably along the south and then over
29 johns624 : Just as long as they don't build any more in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There's nothing between I75 at the Soo and Duluth, MN. US2 and M28 are two of
30 Post contains links and images N1120A : I'm all for more highways. This kind. ...Now that I got that out of the way, on to the rest. More important would be finishing I-49, which is largely
31 FRAspotter : Maybe have an Interstate that serves to "connect" I-35 and I-45 in Texas? Maybe from Georgetown/Ft. Hood through the likes of College Station, Navasot
32 Post contains images garnetpalmetto : Maybe Nik wants a causeway built from Santa Monica to Honolulu? Seriously as others, myself included, have said in the thread, I have no clue how rer
33 N1120A : Well, they already do connect at their beginning and end. There is no need for yet another long intrastate interstate when the national needs are alr
34 DiamondFlyer : The parts in Missouri should be done in the next couple of years, as the plan is to convert US-71 to Interstate standards, which a portion already me
35 flyawa : Possible interstates west of the Mississippi River: 1- Bakersfield to Red Bluff via CA99 2- Barstow to Buttonwillow via CA58 3- Phoenix to Las Vegas v
36 Alias1024 : Speaking of states needing to spend some money, highway 41 needs to be widened to four lanes ASAP between Fresno and Oakhurst. It isn't just the Oakh
37 TSS : Agreed. They're getting very, very close to connecting I-22 to I-65 just North of Birmingham right now... basically one more hill and a little bit of
38 N1120A : Or the 101? The good thing in Louisiana is that it will have a full speed, interstate route between Lafayette and New Orleans that allows a much more
39 steeler83 : Where is that? That HSR train looks awesome! That aside, how about they make all of NJ 55 into a super highway. I was on that stretch of road last mo
40 Post contains images casinterest : Diagonal route down. It would be a kind of a parralel middle of the I-85/65 and I-95 routes, that would terminate to I-10 ior continue down to Panama
41 TWFirst : The 'Avenue of the Saints' (the route from St. Louis to St. Paul), i.e. US 61 along the river from St. Louis up to Keokuk is supposed to eventually o
42 KPHXFlyer : US-93 from Vegas to Kingman will be great once the bypass is completed. The current 35 MPH - 55 MPH no passing dance along the first 20 miles of the
43 N312RC : I vote for a new interstate connecting Jacksonville, FL with Gainesville and Ocala along the lines of US-301. Anyone that has driven this route will u
44 Post contains images LH459 : Because I was also only thinking about what would help me! But you're absolutely right, of course. All the way to the 101 would make sense. I dunno,
45 garnetpalmetto : I'm Northern Wake, thank you very much! And I hope the I-540 section never goes toll. It'd be a PITA to pay a toll to go down one exit to Triangle To
46 Post contains images casinterest : Cmon you are just trying to deprive some Waldo/starke Police officers of some much needed revenue. As a former college student in Gville, I know exac
47 bhill : I-5 through downtown Seatlle...BOTH North AND South bound....4 lanes down to 2....and ANY Interstate hiway that has on-ramps and off-ramps on the LEFT
48 Post contains images AA757MIA : Either expand US 287 between Fort Collins and Laramie or US 191/6 Between Green River and Provo, that would save at least an hour of travel. There's
49 N1120A : LOL. Really? That's the TGV in France that broke its own speed record for fastest railed passenger train. Actually, the route it takes over the mount
50 Post contains images OA412 : I would love it if we had a good, efficient HSR system in this country. Exactly. The issue isn't so much that roads are built, it's that there are pe
51 Post contains images Superfly : I agree and that is why I voted in favor of the HSR development in the 2008 elections in California. Too bad it may never come to a reality. Hmmm, no
52 flyawa : From PHX to LAS, we go up I-17 to AZ74, the Carefree Hwy, over to US60 just south of Wickenburg. One of the prettiest 30 mile stretches in all of AZ.
53 flyawa : I'll add that one to the list also, Tucumcari to Wichita via US54, and maybe extend all the way south of Tucumcari to El Paso on US54.
54 flyawa : On second thought, lets just hook up with the 5 in Manteca, sorry Yuba and Chico..
55 flyawa : SLO it is. We do need some mid-coastal access and So-Cal bypass.
56 tz757300 : Just to stir the pot, but should all these routes listed above be full Interstates? I know many routes could be upgraded to multiple lane, limited acc
57 Post contains images TSS : Agreed. So that means that both of the major interchanges in downtown Birmingham (I-65 with I-20/59, known by locals as "malfunction junction" and I-
58 1337Delta764 : I would think that an Albuquerque-Phoenix interstate highway (maybe numbered I-28, I-32, I-34, or I-36) might be useful, since many people travel betw
59 Post contains images PHLBOS : IMHO, (and Steve Anderson of PhillyRoads.com agrees) the long-proposed/planned Interstate corridor running down the Delmarva Pennisula SHOULD BE desi
60 steeler83 : My thinking exactly regarding both the 322 study and potential extension/widening of NJ 55. I know that they've been studying US 322 and potentially
61 ShyFlyer : But what route would it take?
62 Superfly : I agree 100%. I voted in favor of the California HSR in the 2008 elections knowing that it will never exist. The NIMBY factor is only part of the obs
63 4holer : Before my lady moved here to PHX, she lived in ABQ. I made that commute many times. I took the Beeline to Payson, AZ260 to Heber, 277/377 to Holbrook
64 PHLBOS : In many areas, the NIMBY issues aren't necessarily just noise or property takings as much as the lowering of their property values should their prope
65 zrs70 : Just for some clarifications on how the Interstate system works: All North/ South Interstates are odd numbers. From West to East, they go from low to
66 PHLBOS : 3-digit Interstates w/an even number prefix can ALSO go through cities as well (example: I-279 in Pittsburgh).
67 TWFirst : 279 was originally planned to be a loop, reconnecting with 79 where the Penn-Lincoln does now... in fact it forms a loop off of 79 with the Penn-Linc
68 PHLBOS : To clarify, taken from Rand McNally's Road Atlas Interstate System block (usually found on the U.S. atlas page): 3-Digit Interstate - First Digit eve
69 QXatFAT : Oh boy tell me about it! The 99 seems like it hasnt been touched in ages. Although they are doing work in patches here and there...it is horrible to
70 TWFirst : Got it... yes, loops can indeed go through a city (vs around)... point I was making is they loop back (or were originially supposed to) to the main t
71 FlyDeltaJets87 : It means they loop back to another interstate, possibly even another loop but not necessarily the original interstate for which the loop is numbered.
72 TWFirst : I think you're splitting hairs. I-471 does, in conjunction with I-275, loop back to 71... they could co-badge that stretch of I-275 if they wanted to
73 FlyDeltaJets87 : The point I was trying to make was that if the lead number on a 3 digit interstate is even, it will junction with an interstate highway at at least t
74 caliatenza : on my way home to Bakersfield on the way from LA its pretty alright...it seems like its been redone in that stretch upto Bakersfield where the speed
75 QXatFAT : The north side of Bakersfield is where the problems are at in quality of HWY. The Central Valley just really has poorly kept HWY.
76 caliatenza : oh ok..i havent been on North 99 past Bakersfield for many years now....i dont go to Fresno or anything..and when we go to SF, we just cross over to
77 TUNisia : Providence - Hartford. There is no direct highway. 384 was supposed to go all the way, but was never finished.
78 Post contains links N1120A : Here are a couple really good sites to learn about interstate highways and where they go: 2 digit interstates: www.ihoz.com 3 digit interstates: http:
79 Superfly : I never advocated building a new north/south highway in California. Taken right out of the 'Yes on prop 1A' voter's guide. We all know that attribute
80 RayChuang : In my opinion, I'd like to see these routes turned into full Interstate highways: California 58 between Bakersfield, CA and Barstow, CA--essentially e
81 N1120A : Seems like an absolutely pointless thing though, given how sparsely populated the region is.
82 steeler83 : Actually, I believe it was built shortly after the Interstate Highway system was built; circa 1960. Initially it carried I-70 and I-79 through Downto
83 Post contains links tz757300 : Actually, that whole road has been upgraded with the plans of completing the "Orange Belt" Anyone ever hear of Continental 1, connecting Canada to Mi
84 PITingres : Not quite sure what you mean about I-70. I-70 never went thru Pittsburgh, nor anywhere near. I have mid-50's maps showing the Penn-Lincoln Parkway ru
85 FlyDeltaJets87 : Never heard of it, but if I'm interpreting this correctly (and I'm probably not as I'm having difficulty figuring it out), I can't see the point of b
86 tz757300 : What I understand is that from Canada to I-68 in MD, would be a brand new limited access highway, upgrading US 219, and from there south, would paral
87 FlyDeltaJets87 : I don't feel I can support this if it's going to parallel current interstates. I can't see the point in bull-dozing homes and land to build a new hig
88 4holer : FWIW, I have in front of me a Rand McNally Road Atlas dated 1965 in front of me. It shows the Turnpike west of Monroeville as I-80s (south), the park
89 RayChuang : I have to disagree, especially since the rerouted California 58 around Mojave with a freeway bypass. They could reroute California 14 freeway to the
90 PITingres : Ok, that's interesting. I don't remember it that way, but I guess at least Rand McNally thought that 79 was to go thru town. I wonder what the offici
91 PHLBOS : Actually, that corridor was planned to be I-84 and the current I-84 east of Hartford was designated as I-86. Note: this road (I-84 from East Hartford
92 Post contains links 4holer : Not trying to completely derail the thread, but at this website, http://www.pahighways.com/interstates/I279.html read the "Over the years..." paragra
93 FlyDeltaJets87 : I don't think he meant interstate to interstate off-ramps but there are plenty of examples of left-exits out there that are "waived". The exit for Un
94 PHLBOS : NOT ALL of my examples were Interstate-to-Interstate off-ramps. The fore-mentioned I-84 left exit ramps in CT (Slater Ave., Route 72, Route 2, Route
95 Post contains links WA707atMSP : Originally, I-96 was routed southwest from Grand Rapids to meet up with I-94, and I-196 extended northwest from GRR to Muskegon. In 1963, the designa
96 smcmac32msn : You're really wanting an interstate from MSP to RST???? Really? Its a 80 minute drive on a 4 lane road! There is no traffic. Hell, run an interstate
97 Post contains links N1120A : http://cahighways.org/009-016.html#015
98 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : No offense, but the link you posted is NOT an official DOT or FWA site but rather a road-geek site that lists CA highways (not just Interstates) and
99 N1120A : Look at the context. The road is seamlessly connected to a major North-South interstate and has not become a chargeable interstate because of the lef
100 PHLBOS : Aren't you contradicting your earlier post (reposted below) just a tad? The above-3 examples I posted were NOT grandfathered cases nor are do the lef
101 N328KF : I-355 in Illinois needs to be extended all the way down to I-65 in Indiana. This would be a huge reliever of Chicago/Gary-area traffic. It would enabl
102 Slider : Progress has been slow. Not just the revamping of US 59, but because of the Trans Texas corridor and the politics of Mexico and this NAFTA Superhighw
103 N1120A : I'm looking for a copy of "A Policy on Design Standards" for you. No.
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