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The newest North Carolina Interstates

The Tar Heel state continues to lead the nation in proposing and developing new Interstate corridors. Additions approved by AASHTO in 2016 alone designated Interstates 42, 87 and 587. These join ongoing progress or long range plans for Interstates 73, 274, 285, 785, 295, 795, etc. We drove across North Carolina last month and checked [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:28+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|1 Comment

Johnson County Gateway Phase II Complete

Recently completed was the second phase of a long term project in the southwest Kansas City metropolitan area. Known as the Johnson County Gateway project, the $600 million, three-phase construction added high speed flyovers and collector distributor roadways and widened roadways to both improve traffic flow and better separate ingress and egress movements. Considered to [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:28+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fayetteville Outer Loop Progress – January 2017

Among the many future Interstate corridors designated across the state of North Carolina, the one gaining perhaps the most headway is the Fayetteville Outer Loop. Designated as Future Interstate 295, and signed in the field as North Carolina 295, the new beltway is roughly two thirds of the way complete with the December 2, 2016 [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:29+00:00 January 9th, 2017|North Carolina|0 Comments

Interstate 76 / 295 / NJ 42 Direct Connection

Another major project underway in the Philadelphia is area is the $900 million upgrade of the junction where Interstate 295 ties into I-76 and NJ 42 (North South Freeway) at Bellmawr. Studies outlined deficiencies with the interchange, including geometric conditions and the lack of a direct connection for I-295 through movements, in addition to the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:29+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Interstate Highways, New Jersey|2 Comments

PA Turnpike / I-95 Interchange Update – December 2016

Spent a couple weeks in Delaware for the holidays and took the opportunity to redocument several of the Philadelphia area Interstates. The bulk of our current pages were last updated in the mid 2000s, and since then several upgrades, sign replacements, and other changes were made. The biggest project underway in the Delaware Valley is [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:29+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Pennsylvania, United States|0 Comments

University Parkway at I-75 DDI Progress – Sarasota, Florida

Construction continues on the $74.5 million project to convert the busy diamond interchange linking Interstate 75 with University Parkway in Sarasota, Florida to a large diverging diamond (DDI). Work runs through fall 2017 on what is touted as the state's first DDI. In addition to building new overpasses for Interstate 75 above University Parkway, the [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:30+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Florida, Highways, Interstate Highways|0 Comments

Interstate Completion Watchlist

The often delayed interchange between Interstate 65 and the new Interstate 22 in north Birmingham is finally nearing completion. Although now 18 months behind schedule from the October 2014 target date, final paving along the two mile stretch between Coalburg Road and I-65 should be finished by June. A video story on the project: Finishing [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:30+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Alabama, Indiana, Interstate Highways, North Carolina|0 Comments

Observations from the Road: Southeast Iowa

Enjoyed a break in the cloudy weather on our resent visit to Iowa to tag along with Bill and his son Joey on 300 mile day trip exploring various U.S., state and county routes across southeastern Iowa. Here are a few noteworthy things and photos from the drive on March 25. Six years after [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:30+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Highways, Illinois, Iowa, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

Map Finds from February 15th

Occasionally we make trips out to area flea markets, swap meets and antique stores in the search for more maps to add to our growing collection. The majority of these are open on weekends, with others, like New Castle Farmers Market's outdoor flea market in Delaware (a long time favorite of mine), open on Friday [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:31+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Arizona, Maps, New York, Ohio, U. S. Highways|0 Comments

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 [...]

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