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Updates – November 12, 2019

Continuing with updates from last week's trip to St. Augustine and Jacksonville, Florida, replaced a number of 2016 photos along Florida State Road 207 eastbound in St. Johns County. Created a new guide for State Road 206 and added 19 photos to the State Road 312 guide posted back in June. SR 207 north [...]

By |2019-11-13T07:40:57-05:00November 12th, 2019|Florida, Updates|0 Comments

Updates – November 7-10, 2019

Drove 618 miles across Florida yesterday, covering ground from Orlando north to Daytona Beach and Jacksonville. Looked at progress on the I-4 Ultimate megaproject, which extends northward from SR 435 (Kirkman Road) by Universal Orlando to SR 434 near Longwood. Also checked out the delayed systems interchange project at I-4/95, which the project web site [...]

By |2019-11-13T07:41:29-05:00November 7th, 2019|Florida, Updates|0 Comments

Wekiva Parkway Construction – September 2019

Wekiva Parkway construction is fully underway all on remaining sections in Lake and Seminole Counties. Upon completion, the 25 mile long toll road will provide part of a seamless beltway encircling Orlando, connecting with SR 429 along the John Land Expressway southward and with SR 417 along the Seminole Expressway eastward. Associated work (Sections [...]

By |2019-09-04T09:49:10-05:00September 4th, 2019|Florida|0 Comments

IH 69E Progress in South Texas

Texas continues to expand the Interstate system, with a number of additions to the IH 69 corridor at the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas, and the Houston area. Visited the Lone Star State earlier this month and drove all completed/signed sections of IH 69 and its branches. Progress is underway to extend the [...]

By |2019-08-26T09:55:05-05:00August 26th, 2019|Interstate Highways, Texas|1 Comment

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 |2018-11-30T12:03:22-05:00November 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 |2018-08-02T13:49:41-05:00August 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 |2018-07-31T10:03:27-05:00July 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 |2018-07-31T10:06:18-05:00June 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 |2018-07-31T10:06:24-05:00June 1st, 2018|Interstate Highways, Missouri|1 Comment
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