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Your Favorite Highway/interstate?  
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

I've been on a lot of roads in my life, but my favorite interstates and highways are as follows (with reasons), and the segments i'm referring to:

US Highway 61 between Davenport Iowa and Dubuque Iowa. I've driven it probably 100+ times since i've been to school at UD and it's always a very nice drive, especially in the fall.

I-90 between Rockford and O'hare. Means im on the Illinois tollway and going to my favorite city. Also in that area, getting on I-294 @ O'hare and taking it south towards Orland Park. When it's busy but not packed, it's a fun road to drive if you watch out for yourself and the other crazy people on it. Lots of fun i've had before and after driving on that road.

I-55 between St. Louis and Bloomington/Normal Illinois. Great views of central Illinois, reminds me of home.

And for all you people from Dallas Texas out there, you can't leave out the Dallas North Tollway between Beltline and Mockingbird! I took it nearly every day on my drive from my house in Richardson to the Southwest Flight Training Center @ DAL. Always was excited about getting to work. I even saw Gary Kelly driving his porsche in one morning and I told everyone that we drove to work "together"....haha.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Strange question... I guess it'd have to be the A55 which I think runs from the Wirral to Holyhead or there abouts along the north coast of Wales. Very nice scenery and I usually travel down it when i'm going to visit my uncle, so I have good memories...

[Edited 2005-03-30 23:55:31]

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Route 78. Leads straight to EWR...  Smile

Harry



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 2):
Route 78. Leads straight to EWR.

In other words Newark777, it leads straight to Hell.  Wink


User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2055 times:

Quoting Usairwys757 (Reply 3):
In other words Newark777, it leads straight to Hell.

If you are going there in order to fly, you are correct. Big grin

Harry



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Hiway 395, along the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevadas. That is whare the desert meets the hi Sierras and there is a string of small and deserted towns along that route.


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User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting Planespotting (Thread starter):

I-55 between St. Louis and Bloomington/Normal Illinois. Great views of central Illinois, reminds me of home

I have to definitely agree there, except extend from Bloomington/Normal north to the I-80 intersection.

Also in Illinois, I-74 is a rather scenic drive from Galesburg to Urbana. I also enjoy I-24 between I-57 and Nashville.

I-70 anywhere just. plain. sucks.



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39834 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Stlgph:
Take I-70 through the Colorado Rockies and you'll feel a lot different.



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

Traffic and DOT work aside, here in PIT I-376 east and west, and I-279 north and south. No matter which way you enter, you get a breath taking view of the city, Especially coming in from the Parkway west (from the airport). After you exit the Fort Pitt tunnel, you get a spectacular shot of the city upclose.




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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

You guys haven't lived until you've driven I-10 from El Paso, through Van Horn, on to Fort Stockton, then past Sonora and Ozona, then Junction, down through the heart of San Antonio, then over through Houston, and on to Winnie, Beaumont, Orange City, and Vidor.....all the time still being in Texas. Over 880 miles of pure driving excitement.  sarcastic 

Sarcasm aside, I'll take the I-70 corridor from Grand Junction through Eagle and Vail, past Glenwood Springs, then below Copper Mountain, past Frisco/Dillon, then up over Loveland Pass, and down the hill past Silver Plume/Georgetown, Idaho Springs and the Argo Mill, down into Denver.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3301 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

I-595 in Fort Lauderdale between hwy US-1 and I-95. That 2-mile stretch runs parallel to rwy 9L-27R @ FLL, and has a perfect view of the runway because it's elevated about 20 ft for the entire stretch! The FexEx sort facility is just adjacent to the span, and at any given time there's about 3 MD-10's, an A300, and a few 727's waiting to be loaded. The best part: I commute on it twice every day!!!  Big grin  Silly

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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

The Alaska Highway from it's beginnings just outside Edmonton through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory, in to Alaska and then connecting to the Richardson Highway/Glenn Highway in to Anchorage finally down the Seward Highway to Seward Alaska. Arguably one if the prettiest, most scenic routes in the world and the Seward Highway is official a US Scenic Byway.

User currently offlineDelta767300ER From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2562 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

State Road 417 Toll "Central Florida Greenway" that bypasses Orlando. I love this road because their are bearly and Florida Highway Patrol Troopers on it and you can run wide open. 417 is also an easier way to get to MCO if you live on the west side of Orlando.

-Delta767300ER


User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Don't recall the highway numbers, but:

  • From Lee Vining California over Tioga pass to Yosemite is a great drive.


  • Up the Feather River canyon - starts in Paradise and only gets better.


  • California highway 1, the northern part, from San Francisco to Garberville.


  • Highway 101 through the redwoods.


  • Interstates - not quite as pleasing, but they do get you there quick.



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    User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 968 posts, RR: 51
    Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1987 times:

    Quoting SlamClick (Reply 13):
    # California highway 1, the northern part, from San Francisco to Garberville.

    I second. Simply amazing.

    Highways in my area-

    1. George Bush Turnpike. Very modern, long access ramps

    2. Central Expressway (U.S. 75), the High Five is a marvel of engineering and construction manegement, and south of the I-635 is very asthetic


    User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

    I love interstate highways and even collect the signs. I have about 18 I-Whatever signs. Hard to pick a favorite though. I might have to think about this one for a while.

    User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

    H3 in Hawai'i is beyond beautiful.....indescribably. Really cool tunnels too.

    I-280 in the SF Bay Area is also a joy to drive on. Beutiful considering it runs between/among the urban madness of San Jose and San Francisco. It also provides a great view of SFO from the hills.

    Aloha!



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    User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7140 posts, RR: 9
    Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

    I-95 since I been on it so many times all over the east coast.
    US-1 passes right by my house. And when I see when traveling somewhere maybe NY or something I just think man I drive south for a while and I will pass my house.
    Also like 112 in Miami goes right by the maintance base into MIA terminal drop off and pick up area than make a few turns and you are on perminiter road which is right next to the airport only a 10 foot fence in the way. Great Views.

    [Edited 2005-03-31 02:59:28]


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    User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
    Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

    Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 17):
    I-95 since I been on it so many times all over the east coast.

    I-95 is one of those roads that I absolutely despise, and avoid at all costs. There is always traffic and delays, and is not fun to drive on at all. Changing to the turnpike in NJ, it just gets worse. The only part of it I like? This one:

    http://tinypic.com/2inloo

    Harry



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    User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3527 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1971 times:

    Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 14):
    1. George Bush Turnpike. Very modern, long access ramps

    2. Central Expressway (U.S. 75), the High Five is a marvel of engineering and construction manegement, and south of the I-635 is very asthetic

    i definitely have to agree with you about the High Five. I love driving it at night when all the headlights are lined up...it's a very urban landscape, but it's really cool. Even right now while it's all under construction. i can't wait to see it in a few years when it's all completed. and the GB turnpike is very nice too.

    Quoting Stlgph (Reply 6):

    I have to definitely agree there, except extend from Bloomington/Normal north to the I-80 intersection.

    Also in Illinois, I-74 is a rather scenic drive from Galesburg to Urbana.

    Definitely, i've only driven it from the Quad Cities to B/N. most of the central/northern illinois interstates offer some pretty awesome scenery.

    interstate driving is the shit.



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    User currently offlineN864DA From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 259 posts, RR: 4
    Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

    I-87 north of Albany, also known as the Northway. Just the right amount of twists and turns in the gorgeous Adirondacks with the endless mountains in the background. Another treat is just around the corner!

    N864DA


    User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
    Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1957 times:




    This one is self-explanatory.


    -Dan



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    User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

    Mine would have to be Pacific Coast Highway because you get a great view of the planes taking off or landing at LAX and it leads down through Mexico and up into Canada. You get the best of the western seaboards coast.

    User currently offlineN670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 8
    Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1940 times:

    I'm with AGC525 on this one. My favorite is the Parkway West (I-279) leaving the Fort Pitt Tunnel into downtown Pittsburgh.

    After driving through a pretty depressing, remote area and then the long Fort Pitt Tunnel, you leave with a spectacular view of downtown Pittsburgh as you head out over the Mon River on the Fort Pitt Bridge.

    Least favorite: The San Diego Freeway (I-405) through L.A., especially around Torrance - never-ending traffic and oil refineries.  scratchchin 



    N670UW


    User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4386 posts, RR: 29
    Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1934 times:

    Highway 50 from Sacramento to Lake Tahoe

    Pacific Coast Highway of course...gimme any of it

    I-94 from Milwaukee to Madison...well not really..its quite boring, but i'll be doing it a lot soon and i'm thinking I can psych myself into enjoying it



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    25 Planespotting : UW Madison next year?
    26 Post contains images JpetekYXMD80 : You called it!
    27 Post contains images Planespotting : go badgers! except against the hwkeyes congrats on getting in, UW-Madtown is a great school. They did not let me into their mass comm/journalism gradu
    28 Post contains images Tom in NO : The Louisiana State Police saw one of your pics in another thread.....they want their I-12 sign back. Tom at MSY
    29 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I agree, I particularly like the area from MRY south to SBP. That is spectacular. Remember though, if you've not traveled that stretch of road, you h
    30 Post contains images Newark777 : That's a cool little bit of information. I know that road well, since I have gone to the Adirondacks every year since I was born, and my Boy Scout Ca
    31 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Small World huh . . . he was a Scout Troops leader, but I'm afraid that was before your time And I'm sad to admit, NOT before mine . . . damnit! Lake
    32 DesertJets : I'll be up at the Sagamore on Lake George in 3 weeks, can't wait for that. In my recent travels I've grown fond of US 15 between Harrisburg, PA and Fr
    33 PJ295 : The best I have been on is I - 70 from Denver to Grand Junction. In the space of a couple of hours you transition from the Plains to the High Alpine o
    34 SFOMEX : Highway 101, from San Francisco to San Jose at night (during rush hour is a living hell). SFO looks great at your left side, plus you have a superb vi
    35 DeltAirlines : I-89 through Vermont isn't a bad drive...goes right through the Green Mountains. Of course, most of my interstate travels have been pretty boring...sh
    36 N317AS : I-90 from Seattle to where it turns of to Yellowstone National Park. It's funny though, I hate that same stretch of highway going from Yellowstone to
    37 Chugach : I've done the Alaska Highway 7 times, with various detours on the Klondike Highway, Haines Highway, Taylor Highway, and Top of the World Highway on ea
    38 Post contains images RayChuang : Of all the roads I've driven so far, my favorite is Interstate 5 between Grants Pass and Eugene in Oregon. The drive has the feel of driving the Germa
    39 Phxairfan : That doosy is included in my favorite stretch of road. I-10 bewteen Baton Rouge in Phoenix. All I have to do is hop in it, drive 1400 miles and I'm e
    40 KAUSpilot : I-10, L.A. to Jacksonville. Best stretch, of course, is between El Paso and Orange.
    41 Post contains links and images Jkw777 : Well I'm a Brit, but I can answer this one! The Carpool lane on the 405 North absolutely rocked! It's a shame it ended just after LAX. But we cut out
    42 CPH-R : The part of the Autobahn that runs through Kassel Hills - where other parts of the Autobahn is pretty much straight ahead, Kassel Hills is up, down, l
    43 Post contains images OYRJA : Hey CPH-R, I thought your favorite was Køge motorvejen
    44 DLKAPA : Oops Please Delete Please Delete[Edited 2005-03-31 09:32:13]
    45 Post contains images DLKAPA : So you'll go from Grand Junction to Eagle, then make a U turn to go BACK through glenwood springs, another U turn to go by Copper and Frisco, then ge
    46 Post contains images CPH-R : Pft, if you enjoy getting stuck in traffic - besides, the speed limit is 130 kph
    47 OYRJA : Or is it Gl. Køge LAndevej? I cant remember which one of them that is the poor road.
    48 Post contains images CPH-R : Traitor! Just because Ukraine won
    49 Post contains images UTA_flyinghigh : 401 East/West from Montreal to Toronto brigs back a lot of fond memories My favorite though is the autoroute between Chambery and St Michel de Maurien
    50 Nosedive : Eric, did you give him the orginal directions? Wolf Creek Pass in a blizzard is fun...
    51 Post contains links AirbusA346 : The Autobahn Running past FRA (can not remember the number, please tell me). Went there in october 3 years ago, with the family in my dads M3, going n
    52 Post contains images Concord977 : For me, it is the George Washington Memorial Parkway here in Washington, DC. (Technically, it is on the Virginia side of the Potomac River)
    53 Post contains images PHLBOS : One of the nicest roads I've been on was the Colonial Parkway in VA (near Yorktown and Williamsburg) back in 1989. For Interstates, one of my favorite
    54 Aerobalance : Highway 1 in California, the stretch from San Luis Obispo to Monterey on the coast is a drivers dream. Provided the RV owners stay off the road...
    55 Post contains images Tom in NO : Think of all the good skiing I'll get, though. BTW, Rand McNally took yesterday off..... But now that I think about it, that stretch of I-70 is not n
    56 Post contains images Superfly : Were driving a Williamsburg Edition..... ?
    57 TriStarEnvy : 1st: I-10 from about Mobile Alabama, to I-75. 2nd: 59 from Nacogdoches Tx. to Houston.
    58 Post contains links and images PHLBOS : Actually, the car I had at the time was a dark blue 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS similar to one pictured below: The only differences between this on
    59 Post contains images Superfly : AMC Eagle in the background! Beautiful!
    60 PHLBOS : The photo also captured part of a taillight from an early '60s Ford Falcon (see lower-left corner of earlier photo).
    61 Post contains images Texan : -US 271 from Ft. Smith, Arkansas through the Oachita Mountains in Oklahoma, absolutely amazing and beautiful, and no more traffic!!! Oh man, it's a wo
    62 Post contains images Misbeehavin : I don't have a favourite. But I do have a most hated: I-285. Aaargh!
    63 B741 : I-80 thru PA and at Topwith/Topaz Plaza rest area and US 89 thru MT and WY. Being an ex-trucker helps in the survey.
    64 Post contains images Kieron747 : At the minute my favourite highway is the Number 10 heading west from Sherbrooke, Quebec towards Montreal. I am a city man, and Sherbrooke is bloody t
    65 57AZ : I-24 along it's entirety. It's the main ground route from the South to the western Gateway. Just west of Chattanooga, it weaves through the mountains
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