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2017 Delaware Road Meet

Nearly one year removed from the first ever Delaware Road Meet, I am finally getting around to updating the Delaware pages on the site with content from last December. The meet took place on December 16, with 19 of us gathering at the Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza on Interstate 95 near Newark. After [...]

By |2018-11-30T12:03:22+00:00November 30th, 2018|Delaware, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

Sheridan Expressway on the Chopping Block

Interstate 895, the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx, New York, is the latest urban freeway set for removal. Plans to convert the freeway to an at-grade boulevard date back at least to 2011, with formal approval by various agencies in 2017. The $97 million Arthur Sheridan Enhancement Project will reconstruct the central portion of [...]

By |2018-08-02T13:49:41+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Interstate Highways, New York|0 Comments

First Coast Expressway open to traffic

Had the opportunity this past weekend to check out the First Coast Expressway (State Road 23) joining Middleburg with the west side of Jacksonville, Florida. The new toll road is now fully open, but tolls are not collected at this time due to ongoing drainage construction and final paving. Work also remains underway at [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:03:27+00:00July 31st, 2018|Florida|2 Comments

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 |2018-07-31T10:06:18+00:00June 7th, 2018|Illinois, Interstate Highways, Iowa|0 Comments

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 |2018-07-31T10:06:24+00:00June 1st, 2018|Interstate Highways, Missouri|0 Comments

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 |2018-07-31T10:06:43+00:00February 17th, 2018|Florida|1 Comment

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+00:00May 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+00:00May 7th, 2017|Arkansas, Interstate Highways, Kentucky|0 Comments
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