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New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Update

Work continues to progress on the new I-74 Mississippi River Bridge linking Bettendorf, Iowa with Moline, Illinois. Construction on the $1.2 billion span got underway in July 2017 and continues through 2021. Crews are working on both sides of the river, building the future bridge approach viaducts, and erecting pier supports for the eventual six-lane [...]

By | 2018-06-07T14:12:58+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Illinois, Interstate Highways, Iowa|Comments Off on New I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Update

Missouri dropping state named Interstate shields

First noted on our 2015 Upper Midwest and Great Plains trip along I-29, and dating back to at least 2012 with the establishment of Interstate 49 in Missouri, MoDOT continues to replace Interstate highway shields with markers that omit the state name. Joining neighboring Arkansas and Iowa, the three states opted for signs with larger [...]

By | 2018-06-01T08:34:06+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Interstate Highways, Missouri|Comments Off on Missouri dropping state named Interstate shields

Florida 589 / Veterans Express Lanes nearly complete

Posted our first 2018 road photos to the site this afternoon, updating the guides for the Veterans Expressway (Florida 589) north and south. Phase 1 of the Express Lanes were completed on December 9, 2017. They run in both directions from Memorial Highway (Exit 3) to Wilksy Boulevard (Exit 8). Phase 2 remains under construction [...]

By | 2018-02-17T16:40:10+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Florida|0 Comments

Steadily making progress

Number of pages converted Remaining html pages We are steadily making progress with the site wide conversion for the remaining html pages. The bulk of what remains is in California, and the Westerns states in general, in addition to 200 plus pages on SouthEastRoads.com. It will be some time before we can [...]

By | 2018-02-15T11:06:01+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Meta, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AARoads Sitewide Revamp

This week's long awaited site change to use a content management system (CMS) based design culminates over 18 months of work. As site visitors may have noticed, blog entries, updates on the main page and Interstate-Guide, and new content additions trickled down due to the back end work. A lot of back and forth with [...]

By | 2018-01-20T08:39:56+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Administrative|0 Comments

U.S. 74 – Shelby, NC Bypass

Carter took some photos recently along U.S. 74 eastbound at the new Shelby Bypass currently under construction. The interstate standard freeway will eventually shift U.S. 74 north onto a freeway around the Cleveland County seat, connecting with the U.S. 74 freeway around Kings Mountain further east. When completed, U.S. 74 will provide a seamless freeway [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:25+00:00 May 14th, 2017|North Carolina|0 Comments

Interstate additions in H.B. 244

There are no plans from MODOT to extend I-57 south to the U.S. 67 freeway in Arkansas currently. The Breathitt Parkway north from Nortonville to Henderson was designated as a northern extension of I-69 in 2015. The 34 mile stretch of the parkway south from the Western Kentucky Parkway was previously unnumbered. Signed [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:26+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Arkansas, Interstate Highways, Kentucky|0 Comments

Abandoned Will Rogers Tpk – Catoosa, OK

Construction of the Creek Turnpike around Tulsa, Oklahoma between March 1999 and August 2002 included a realignment of Interstate 44 from Skelly Drive to the Will Rogers Turnpike.1 The new roadway bypassed the section of I-44 angling northeast from Skelly Drive to the split with Oklahoma 66, and the transition to the Will Rogers Turnpike. [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:27+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Oklahoma|2 Comments
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