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Updates and Road News for the week of February 1

This week we finished adding photos taken last month in Upstate South Carolina and moved on from there to additional material sent in from Peter in the Green Bay area. Carter shot some of U.S. 123 between Easley and Greenville, so we coupled those photos with previous photos he took in April 2014 and from a drive Brent and I did back in December 2008 to three new pages. U.S. [...]

Updates and Road News for the week of January 18

While a blizzard dumps one to two feet snow on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, here's a look at some of the updates at AARoads this week. Contributor Peter Johnson sent in some photos he took this week of Wisconsin 172, which we combined with some photos we took of the state trunk highway back in 2011 for a new guide. The short east-west route forms a freeway between I-41 and [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:47-05:00January 22nd, 2016|Georgia, Indiana, Interstate Highways, South Carolina, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Observations from the road: Minnesota-Wisconsin Loop

Continuing our week-long travels through the Upper Midwest, day three consisted of a loop from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area south on Interstate 35 to Albert Lea, across I-90 to La Crosse and Portage, north along the I-39 & U.S. 51 corridor to Wausau and a return to the Twin Cities by way of Wisconsin 29 and I-94. The first leg of the nearly 750-mile loop took us south along Interstate [...]

Observations from the road: Duluth, Superior

Concluding our run around Minneapolis St-Paul, we met up with long time contributor and administrator of the Facebook Page Minnesconsin Highways, Patrick Lilja. Pat accompanied us northward from Mounds View to Duluth to check out the northernmost reaches of Interstate 35, and the short two-state Interstate 535. Interstate 35W north at the merge with I-35E. The northernmost reaches of Interstate 35W are surprisingly rural as compared to [...]

Observations from the road: Chicago to Minneapolis via I-94

The first of a 4,700 mile eight-day tour of the Upper Midwest and Great Plains kicked off from Chicago, taking us north to Milwaukee and west to Madison, Wisconsin Dells, Eau Claire and St. Paul, Minnesota. Interstate 94 west splits with U.S. 41 to join the Edens Spur of the TriState Tollway. Interstate 41 was approved by AASHTO on November 15, 2012. The newest Interstate in Wisconsin [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:19:56-05:00June 25th, 2015|Highways, Illinois, Interstate Highways, Minnesota, Wisconsin|0 Comments

Roy Reed’s Gas Bash – April 2011

at long last, I am back, with some photos for everyone … highway signs which showed up at Roy Reed’s gas and oil collectible swap meet, and then some scenery from the subsequent days, when I found I had some time on my hands and did a quick trip up to the Bay Area and Sacramento. enjoy! This poor guide sign has been cut into three pieces – and one [...]

QC Trip – Day 1 (Rockford, Chicago, Bloomington, Lincoln).

Started out the day being greeted by this VMS with the message "I-80 EB Closed at Mississippi River". Had to turn around and trudge southward along the real I-74 eastbound, which was equally under construction for an ARRA based resurfacing project. A routine inspection revealed damage to a faulty floor beam and currently only one lane of westbound traffic is permitted to use the bridge due to [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:26-05:00May 11th, 2010|Illinois, Interstate Highways, Iowa, U. S. Highways, Wisconsin|1 Comment

Great River Road tour – Quad Cities to Dubuque

Took an afternoon drive from the Quad Cities up to Dubuque and back utilizing portions of the Great River Road system. U.S. 30 joins U.S. 61's freeway briefly at DeWitt, Iowa. The exit numbering of the U.S. 61 interchanges shifts to U.S. 30's mileage along their shared alignment U.S. 61 varies between a four-lane freeway and four-lane expressway between Interstate 80 and its merge with [...]

By |2018-01-18T15:20:27-05:00December 27th, 2009|Highways, Illinois, Iowa, U. S. Highways, United States, Wisconsin|1 Comment

Wisconsin and friends

I’ve decided to go with this batch of wintry goodness: a November, 2008 trip to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. It was a dark and snowy night… Don’t eat the orange snow. Distant municipal lights provide the mushroom-cloud effect. I took this picture by the side of US-45 in Michigan. The US-41 bridge in Houghton, Michigan. Oh, nothing to see here, just the last embossed cutout US shield in the wild. [...]

By |2018-01-17T14:32:09-05:00November 12th, 2009|Interstate Highways, Michigan, Minnesota, U. S. Highways, Wisconsin|5 Comments
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