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Author Topic: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states  (Read 5163 times)

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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2021, 05:07:09 AM »

Memphis, Tennessee is a control city on Interstate 57 in Illinois, even at its north end in Chicago.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2022, 08:59:55 PM »

Speaking of Philadelphia, signed on US 13 N on the CBBT in Virginia
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2022, 09:06:16 PM »

I remember when St. Louis was signed in Nashville, TN before Clarksville began appearing.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2022, 09:40:31 PM »

I know that Boston being listed in Maine was already mentioned, but there are also some signs on I-95 in Salisbury, MA that list Kittery, Maine going north when you still have to go through Seacoast New Hampshire first.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #54 on: January 06, 2022, 01:31:56 PM »

Pennsylvania features both New York and Baltimore as a control cities on I-95, even though one needs to drive thru NJ and DE first, respectively.

That said, does it meet the merit of this thread, since both NY and MD border PA...just not along the route the control cities reference?

Same with the I-70 East ramps to I-695 outside Baltimore.  New York is a control city.

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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2022, 04:10:25 PM »

OR-31 in La Pine, OR is signed to Reno. First off, that is far away, 366 miles according to the mileage sign. Though definitely a good control city choice. Though OR does border NV, this route goes through ~193 miles in California between the two.

https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6475992,-121.5225147,3a,49y,217.1h,85.51t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1srnntsJohN8VTMWUcixVgvQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1

Similarly, OR-39 is signed for Reno in Klamath Falls. This sign is fun, because of the 4 control cities listed, 1 is in OR, 1 in NV, and 2 in CA. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2530619,-121.7965716,3a,75y,139.81h,87.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sJ3447PRZBRAnJX-SK5M9Kw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1

Coming from Bend/La Pine, OR-31 to US-395 and OR-39 to CA-139 to US-395 are practically interchangeable, being almost the same in terms of time, distance, and highway quality/speed limits. Google Maps tends to prefer the latter, which it says is 10 miles shorter and 4 minutes faster. Which is funny because if you follow that, you'll completely ignore the first sign pointing you to Reno at OR-31 and keep driving. If doing that, I also would bypass the second Reno sign, and continue to OR-140 to bypass Klamath Falls. Google suggests that as well.

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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2022, 08:24:13 PM »

Interstate 80 in Ohio uses Chicago west of Toledo and New York City near Youngstown.

EDIT: It's already been mentioned, but not in the same post....so I won't delete this post I guess.  :bigass:
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2022, 03:26:32 AM »

Is Boston ever used on I-95 in Maine?
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2022, 01:41:05 PM »

I might be hallucinating, but I recall a sign for I-94 in Chicago mentioning Detroit, instead of Indiana or Gary.


I'd actually love to see DOTs put the final destination of the route as a control city at various points.  Seeing "Boston, MA" on I-90 in Seattle and vis-versa would be fun.  Or "Detroit, MI" on US 12, and "Aberdeen, WA" in Detroit.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2022, 07:01:07 AM »

I might be hallucinating, but I recall a sign for I-94 in Chicago mentioning Detroit, instead of Indiana or Gary.


I'd actually love to see DOTs put the final destination of the route as a control city at various points.  Seeing "Boston, MA" on I-90 in Seattle and vis-versa would be fun.  Or "Detroit, MI" on US 12, and "Aberdeen, WA" in Detroit.
I thought I had seen the same thing years ago but can't recall where exactly it was and can't find it anywhere now but I do remember seeing Detroit signed in Chicago.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #60 on: January 09, 2022, 08:45:55 AM »

Is Boston ever used on I-95 in Maine?

Yes. Boston is used in Maine as far north as I think the Falmouth Spur. There is also a non MUTCD sign in Kittery southbound that says New Hampshire, Massachusetts. And in Salisbury, MA starting at Exit 88, they use Kittery, Maine going north. There are also a few mileage signs along I-95 north around Rowley that show Kittery.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2022, 12:50:25 AM »

On I-295 in DE, just after the toll plaza from the Memorial Bridges, did the interchange for US-13 once have Norfolk (VA) as a control city?
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #62 on: January 10, 2022, 09:17:22 AM »

I remember a brief period in Middletown, DE where US 301 turned left going NB to use New York as control city. It was then greened out later to DEL. MEM. BR. before the later arterial bypass ( that soon became developed with retail) was built and then permanently removed.
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Re: Out-of-state control cities in non-neighboring states
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2022, 10:09:38 AM »

On I-295 in DE, just after the toll plaza from the Memorial Bridges, did the interchange for US-13 once have Norfolk (VA) as a control city?

While I'm not sure about that, the DE 1 interchange with the Puncheon Run Connector uses Norfolk as a control city.
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