Updates October 21-22, 2021 – Finishing Kansas City

A high flyover connects I-35 north with I-70/U.S. 24-40-169 westbound along the Lewis and Clark Viaduct linking the West Bottoms area of Kansas City, Missouri with Downtown Kansas City, Kansas. 10/07/21 Finishing up with updates from our recent roadtrip to the Midwest/Great Plains. The morning of October 7, 2021, we did a loop around Kansas City covering a few things that have changed since the last photos shot [...]

By |2021-10-22T20:33:00-04:00October 21st, 2021|Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Updates|0 Comments

Updates October 19-20, 2021

U.S. 69 crosses the Missouri River over the Platte Purchase Bridge south into Kansas City, Kansas. 10/07/21 Continuing through our recent roadtrip to the Midwest/Great Plains, updated some of the coverage of Interstate 435 around Kansas City, Missouri. Rephotographed the outer loop from I-35 to the overlap with I-29 and then back east to the freeway along U.S. 169. Most of the shields posted along this stretch no [...]

By |2021-10-20T15:56:29-04:00October 19th, 2021|Kansas, Missouri, Updates|0 Comments

Updates February 26-27, 2020 – Missouri, Iowa

Continuing site additions for roads in western Missouri, completed updates for Kansas City area Interstates. This includes photos taken last week along Interstate 29 north to St. Joseph. Added photos covering all of I-470 south and west from Independence to the Three Trails Crossing Memorial Highway interchange. Also added four photos eastbound at I-49. Replaced some westbound photos along Interstate 670 (11/03/16). Replaced southbound photos along Interstate 29 from [...]

By |2020-02-29T09:53:04-05:00February 26th, 2020|Iowa, Missouri, Updates|0 Comments

Updates February 20-22, 2020 – Kansas City

Posted over 450 photos covering the Kansas City area Interstate system from June 18-19, 2015 and October 30-31 and November 3, 2016. New pages for Interstate 35 north and south in Kansas City, Kansas New page for Interstate 70 east from Bonner Springs to the Missouri state line. Added photos for Interstate 70 west from Kansas City to Bonner [...]

By |2020-02-29T09:53:49-05:00February 20th, 2020|Kansas, Missouri, Updates|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 numerals (though Iowa's version does not fully utilize the space where the state name once [...]

By |2018-07-31T10:06:24-04:00June 1st, 2018|Interstate Highways, Missouri|1 Comment

Observations from the road: Topeka to the Quad Cities

Day 7 of our Midwest/Great Plains trip takes us east from Topeka back through Kansas City and then north to Des Moines before ending the day in the Quad Cities. We started out deciding to explore the Topeka area freeway system with spurs north and south along U.S. 75 before returning to Kansas City to finish our documentation there. Passing through the tri-level stack interchange from Interstate 70 [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:49-05:00July 17th, 2015|Interstate Highways, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

Observations from the road: Kansas City to Topeka

Continuing with Day 6 of our Midwest/Great Plains trip, we drove throughout Kansas City as peak hour traffic set in, with a path taking us back and forth from the Alphabet loop Downtown to suburbs such as Grandview and Lees Summit. Culminating our trudge through the I-435, K-10 and I-35 construction zone, we departed the area for Ottawa and Emporia, taking the toll-free portion of Interstate 35 to the Kansas [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:50-05:00July 16th, 2015|Highways, Interstate Highways, Kansas, Missouri|2 Comments

Observations from the road: Omaha to St. Joseph

Day 6 of our Midwest/Great Plains trip started out redriving many of the Omaha area freeways, dodging thunderstorms southward to Kansas City, and figuring out how far south to travel in Kansas. This post focuses on our morning drive around Omaha and the first AARoads visit to St. Joseph since Justin took photos here in 2003. More button copy remains in service along Interstate 680 around the city [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:53-05:00July 14th, 2015|Highways, Interstate Highways, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska|0 Comments

QC Trip – Day 2 (I-74, I-72, I-172, etc.).

Brent drove from Chicago west to QC and met up for a joint trip southeast to Champaign. A quick cold front blew through the morning of, washing out most of the ride west. This view shows that construction along Interstate 88 (East-West Tollway) is finally complete! If you drove through in 2008, you noted jersey barriers everywhere and your eyes bled orange. The Illinois Tollway is slowly [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:25-05:00May 17th, 2010|Illinois, Interstate Highways, Iowa, Missouri, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

Iowa Trip Day 2 – MO to Quad Cities

Continuing the drive north from Sikeston to the Quad Cities, clouds dominated the day, and from Springfield northward, snow flakes joined the fray. Generally traveled northward along Interstate 55, with a loop onto the new I-64, I-270, and I-255 around St. Louis. Took Interstate 155 to Interstates 74/474 to the Quad Cities in light snow. Saw a pair of cars dislodged from the road, one of which was wrapped in [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:28-05:00December 26th, 2009|Highways, Illinois, Interstate Highways, Missouri, United States|1 Comment
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