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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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