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Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« on: August 01, 2021, 07:13:41 PM »

After years of wanting to do a Route 66 drive, the opportunity has finally come for me and a friend to head out down the Mother Road, as part of a larger trip towards Daytona (for the NASCAR weekend) and Orlando (for a brief Disneyworld visit).  Overall we wanted to emphasize US routes as much as possible and only use Interstates when necessary, and to some degree our NorCal US 40 trip last Saturday was a dry run for this.

Current planned route:

DAY 1
- From the SF area, 101 south to 58 in Santa Margarita
- 58 from Santa Margarita to Barstow (maybe use old 466 if there is time), then historic 66 from Barstow to Flagstaff.  I know that parts of old 66 east of Amboy are closed due to washed out crossings, so obviously 40 would be necessary at certain times.

DAY 2
- 66 (as much as possible) from Flagstaff to Oklahoma City

DAY 3
- 66 from Oklahoma City to East St. Louis
- 50 from East St. Louis to Shoals, Indiana
- 150 from Shoals, Indiana to Louisville

After two or so days in Louisville, I was thinking of trying to hit up as many NASCAR track sites as possible between there and Myrtle Beach:
- Ona Speedway
- Bristol (I think we might be able to go through that interesting bypass in Pikeville on the way here)
- North Wilkesboro
- Hickory
- Charlotte Motor Speedway
- Rockingham
- Darlington
- Myrtle Beach Speedway

The next day would be a coastal route to Daytona from Myrtle Beach, via US 17 and FL A1A.


On the way back, we were thinking of going a bit more of a southern route, since we'll have a full 8 days to get back to California from Florida.  My friend also just mentioned a desire to check out Lake Tahoe on te way home. Provisionally, I've proposed (with some changes suggested by Max Rockatansky from New Mexico onward):

441 north
27 north
Alternate 27 north
98 west to Mobile
90 west to Houston
Alternate 90 from Houston to Seguin
90 from Seguin to Van Horn
Historic US 80 from Van Horn to Lordsburg, NM
70 from Lordsburg to Globe, AZ
60 (historic 70/89/80/AZ 93) from Globe through Phoenix to Wickenburg
89 from Wickenburg to Prescott
89A from Prescott to Flagstaff
89 from Flagstaff to Bitter Springs
89A from Bitter Springs to Kanab, UT
89 from Kanab to Alton
Utah SR 14 west from Alton to Cedar City
SR 56 from Cedar City to the Nevada State Line
NV 319 west to US 93 at Panaca
US 93 south to NV 375 at Crystal Springs
NV 375 west to US 6
US 6 west to Tonopah
US 95 north to Schurz
Alternate US 95 north to Yerington
NV 208 west to Topaz Lake
US 395 north to Gardnerville
NV 756 west to NV 206
NV 206 north to NV 207
NV 207 west to US 50 near South Lake Tahoe
undecided if doing 50/80 back to SF through Sacramento, or 89/88/12/160/4/24/242

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- For the Route 66 (Barstow-St. Louis) segment of the trip, I do want to hit as many of the major attractions as possible, all while still maintaining decent highway pace (55-70 MPH).  Oatman section would be an exception but overall I still want to make sure we do make good time along the journey.  So trying to find a balance between "fun 66 alignment" and "practical near-interstate speeds", a little different from the 1930s vibes of our US 40 journey a week ago.  Definitely going to hit up the big independent segments of 66 (Amboy, Kingman-Seligman, the run through Kansas instead of using tolled I-44) as much as we can within reason.

- Still undecided whether the NASCAR track point-to-point tour should include Ona or not, as it would be cool to add West Virginia to my list of states I've been to, but that does add about 160 miles to the Louisville-Myrtle Beach drive.

- The nice aspect of the way home is the full 8 days for making that drive back.  Are there any notable road closures on the New Mexico/Arizona/Utah/Nevada sections above?  In an early version of route planning my friend and I considered Route 4 near Ebbetts Pass but not sure how that will fare due to recent wildfires in that area.  I'm excited to do both 89A routes and Max R. mentioned how scenic that portion of US 70 from NM to AZ can be.  (Original route proposal I had for that was AZ 80, then historic 80/89 to Phoenix)
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2021, 07:54:42 PM »

I need to look into this but I want to say the general path of NV 207 was the original pre-Cave Rock path of the Lake Tahoe Wagon Road.  If you got a little extra time it might be worth swinging up through US 89 and UT 9 to see the Mount Carmel Highway in Zion National Park. 
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2021, 08:56:27 PM »


- 150 from Shoals, Indiana to Louisville


US 150 joins up with I-64 just west of New Albany. Here are a couple alternatives to that section of I-64 that are interesting drives.

The most straightforward one is the previous routing of US 150, which is signed as Paoli Pike and State Street.

Another one is Corydon Pike, which you can get to by going west one exit on I-64 instead of following US 150/I-64 east.
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2021, 03:20:01 AM »

Roadtrip starting in a few hours!  Lots of new territory for me so I'm pretty hyped right now.
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2021, 06:37:57 PM »

An internal tab exit sign east of Albuquerque!

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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2021, 01:01:35 PM »

One trend that I've picked up on during this trip:

Exit gore point signs in Texas and Kentucky that actually resemble the vertical California style!

Exit 89 off I-40, Texas


Exit 10 off I-64, Louisville, Kentucky
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 08:02:22 AM »

From yesterday: an example of redundancy in Savannah, Georgia
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2021, 08:29:06 PM »

"URL signature expired" message when trying to view the I-64 Louisville exit sign.
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2021, 10:23:07 PM »

"URL signature expired" message when trying to view the I-64 Louisville exit sign.

I'll probably end up reposting the highway signs stuff on Flickr in a bit, Facebook doesn't like remote-linking anymore unfortunately.

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So the trip has ended up evolving based on weather situations (particularly trying to avoid Lake Tahoe fires and Hurricane Ida) as well as the realities of trying to make it to certain places on time.

Tons of photos taken, but will have to spend some time figuring out which ones will be most interesting from a road standpoint.

ROUTES TAKEN:

Day 1: US 101, Route 58, Westside Parkway, Old US 466, Old US 66, I-40, old US 66 (including current US 95) AZ 95, Old US 66, I-40 from the Bay Area to Flagstaff

Day 2: I-40 from Flagstaff to Oklahoma City, including detours on old 66 in Winslow, AZ, and most notably gravel sections of 66 in New Mexico (particularly near Glenrio, TX).  Also did the through-town Amarillo segment.

Day 3: Oklahoma City to Louisville - I-35 to Kilpatrick Turnpike to I-44 to SH-69A to US 69 (old US 66) to Alt US 69 (old US 66) to K-66, then I-44 to St. Louis, I-64 to Louisville.

Day 4 and 5 were spent in the Louisville area

Day 6: Louisville to Florence, South Carolina.  I-64, US 60, US 421 to Lexington, then I-64 to Beckley, WV (including I-77 concurrency), with a stop at Ona Speedway to look at the track.  I-77 south to Mt. Airy, NC.  US 52/I-74 southeast to Winston-Salem and High Point.  US 220 (I-73/I-74) from near High Point to Rockingham, was able to get entrance photos at Rockingham Speedway.  Then NC/SC 177 to SC 38 to US 401 to Darlington and then US 52 to Florence

Day 7: Darlington to Daytona!  After hitting up the track via SC 34, we took SC 340 and SC 403 to I-95, then I-95 to SC 170 to SC 315 to Savannah.  US 80 to I-516 to I-16 back to 95 south until the Daytona Beach area.

Day 8 and 9 were spent at the speedway

Day 10: Orlando.  I-4 west pretty much.

Day 11: Orlando to Atlanta mostly US routes - after navigating through the suburbs, we did US 27 to US 441 to US 41 to US 129 for dinner in Macon, then I-75 to Atlanta.  We decided on this detour (instead of our originally planned Gulf Coast route) due to Ida hitting NOLA.

Day 12: Atlanta to Talladega to Florence, AL to Memphis.  I-20 west to Talladega (where I spent a ton of time at the museum), then I-65 north from Birmingham, AL 157 northwest to Florence and US 72 west to Memphis.

Day 13: Memphis to Shreveport.  Almost entirely on US 79!  We did see a mural in one town with I-69 marked (which will ultimately be the primary corridor someday between the two twons).

Day 14: Shreveport to Dallas to San Antonio.  US 80 from Shreveport to Dallas entirely (including using the old road west of I-30) where we met up with a friend who is into the 1990s Ford Thundebirds like the one we used for this trip!  Afterwards we took I-35E, US 67, I-35W, and I-35 to Waco for gas, then 35 all the way to Austin for a dessert stop, and finally to San Antonio near the Alamo.

Day 15: San Antonio to El Paso.  US 90 entirely from San Antonio all the way to Van Horn - really neat to see 75 MPH two-lane roads! - then I-10 west to El Paso for dinner.

Day 16: El Paso to Phoenix.  Started out using historic US 80 (Texas SH 20, NM 478, US 70, NM 549, NM 418), then US 70 from Lordsburg to Globe, and then US 60 into metro Phoenix (followed by Loop 202 to get to dinner and hotel).

Day 17: Phoenix to Tonopah, NV.  We originally wanted to do Arizona 89A and old 66 but in the interest of time, did the straightest possible shot (US 60, US 93/I-11) to Boulder City.  Afterwards, we took essentially historic 93/95 from Boulder City all the way to the Rancho Drive/Gragson Expressway junction in North Las Vegas.  then 95 all the way up to Tonopah as sunset arrived towards Amargosa Valley.

Day 18: The last day!  From Tonopah back to SF but not a conventional route by any means.  US 95 from Tonopah north to Hawthorne, then US 95A (signed twice as US 95A and once as Truck Alternate US 95) north (west physically) to Yerington, NV 339 and NV 208 southwest towards US 395, then Route 89 north briefly.  Currently at dinner in Arnold, CA after successfully traversing Ebbetts Pass on Route 4 westbound (including a lot of one-lane segments!).  SF later tonight.
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2021, 06:49:33 PM »

Finally got photo albums up for each stage of the roadtrip.

Day 1
US 101/Route 58/Westside Parkway
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719852672314

Old US 466, Bakersfield-Barstow
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719850965583

Route 66 Barstow-Kingman
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719853716044

Day 2
Route 66 etc., Flagstaff-New Mexico state line
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719853883699

Route 66 etc., New Mexico
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719865399452

Route 66 etc., Glenrio, TX to Oklahoma City
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719867465452

Day 3
Oklahoma City to Miami, OK mostly via I-44
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719860637426

Route 66 segments from Miami, OK to Springfield, MO
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719855574408

Day 4-6
Kentucky
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719857638344

Day 6
West Virginia to Virginia to North Carolina to South Carolina
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719911253480

Day 7
Darlington, SC to Daytona Beach
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719858378959

Florida roads
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719862249271

Day 11
US 41 from Florida/Georgia border to Macon
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719858753489

Roads near Atlanta
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719856920518

Day 12
Alabama to Memphis
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719869643087

Day 13
US 79, West Memphis to Shreveport
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719859131439

Day 14
US 80, Shreveport to Dallas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719859315519

Dallas to Austin to San Antonio
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719870237707

Day 15
US 90 from San Antonio to Van Horn
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719860734914

US 80 corridor through El Paso
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719861013294

Day 16
US 70 (including historic 70), Lordsburg, NM to Phoenix
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719861949299

Day 17
Old AZ 93/current and historic US 93, Phoenix to Las Vegas
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719860232998

US 95 from Vegas to Tonopah to Schurz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719862348874

Day 18
Schurz to Topaz Lake (US 95A, NV 339, NV 208, US 395)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719873388357

Monitor Pass (Route 89) and Ebbetts Pass (Route 4)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/csampang/albums/72157719862799594
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2021, 07:00:20 PM »

Some selected highlights from the hundreds of photos from this epic trip:

The famous US 101 outline sign in Mountain View
DSC_5628 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Route 58/former US 101 in Santa Margarita
DSC_5652 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Freshly paved segment of Route 58 in the Carrizo area
DSC_5698 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Former Union 76 in Buttonwillow
DSC_5725 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Westside Parkway exit sign with internal tab but no exit number!  (I missed the "58 Freeway Entrance" sign at the west end of the freeway)
DSC_5744 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

"TO 58" sign at the Mohawk exit
DSC_5745 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Old 466 west of Keene with view of traffic jam on current Route 58
DSC_5790 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Old 466 between Boron and Kramer Junction
DSC_5923 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2021, 07:09:11 PM »

Historic 66 signage in Barstow
DSC_5954 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

An actual Business I-15 sign!
DSC_5953 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Repaved section of National Old Trails Highway
DSC_6034 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

The iconic Roy's marquee in Amboy
DSC_6063 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Barricade for the closed portion east of Amboy
DSC_6083 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Desolation in Goffs
DSC_6121 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Vintage Texaco in Needles
DSC_6141 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Historic 66 sign east of Oatman
DSC_6201 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Kingman Visitor Center marquee
DSC_6210 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2021, 07:19:02 PM »

Sign assemblies in Holbrook, AZ
DSC_6276 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_6288 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Old Ford dealership sign, Gallup, NM
DSC_6357 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

18 miles west of Grants, NM
DSC_6424 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Abandoned Dairy Queen, Grants, NM
DSC_6431 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Modern signage for Historic 66, Albuquerque
DSC_6522 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Internal-tab signage along I-40
DSC_6589 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_6591 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

former Enco station, Santa Rosa, NM
DSC_6660 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2021, 07:28:17 PM »

Dirt former segment of US 66 west of Cuervo, NM
DSC_6674 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Abandoned gas station, San Jon, NM
DSC_6713 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Gravel section of old US 66 in far eastern New Mexico
DSC_6723 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_6729 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Divided but unmaintained US 66 alignment approaching Glenrio, TX

DSC_6735 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_6738 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Route 66 shield on pavement in Glenrio
DSC_6743 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

California-style vertical exit gore point sign on I-40 east of Amarillo
DSC_6767 (2) by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Route 66 Museum, Clinton, OK
DSC_6777 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2021, 07:56:54 PM »

Diagrammatic sign for the 40/235/35 interchange, Oklahoma City
DSC_6812 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Future location of where the extended I-240 will go from eastbound along I-44, to southbound
DSC_6828 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Left-handed diamond interchange at Sheridan Road for I-244 in Tulsa
DSC_6883 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Service plaza above the Turner Turnpike
DSC_6901 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Historic US 66 shield at the SH-10/SH-69A junction near Miami, OK
DSC_6914 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Different style of Historic 66 signage in Quapaw
DSC_6930 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Baxter Springs, KS old Phillips 66 station
DSC_6956 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

signage pointing towards older 66 alignment, Joplin
DSC_7032 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

66 Historic Byway signage in Springfield, MO
DSC_7085 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2021, 08:10:12 PM »

Kentucky odds and ends.

Center-tabbed signage on I-65, with Chicago-style road name signage
DSC_7180 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Greenout along I-64 for I-65 (presumably Nashville replacing Elizabethtown as a control city)
DSC_7258 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

California-style vertical gore point exit sign on I-64
DSC_7269 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Older signage for US 31E near Jeffersontown
DSC_7384 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Faded KY 841 shield near Fairdale
DSC_7372 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

The circuitous detour for US 60 in Frankfort
DSC_7657 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Junction of US 27, US 68, US 60, US 421 (and US 25?) in downtown Lexington
DSC_7729 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

US 60 shield on sign blade for Winchester Road
DSC_7755 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2021, 08:19:20 PM »

Signage for "fractional" routes in West Virginia.  Not exactly the most legible.

DSC_7784 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_7799 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Freeway Entrance (California-style) sign in West Virginia!
DSC_7845 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

The 64/77/79 junction, marked as if 64 was an exit off itself.  (And does 79 even officially have a terminus at 64/77?)
DSC_7856 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Idiosyncratic gore point sign
DSC_7865 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Very odd font on this exit sign from the West Virginia Turnpike
DSC_7882 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

64/77 south junction signage
DSC_7901 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_7902 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2021, 08:39:55 PM »

I-77 signed for a control city in Virginia...with the Virginia abbreviation
DSC_7916 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Centered-text exit sign just at the Virginia state line
DSC_7918 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Fading digits on US 52 signage
DSC_7923 (2) by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

I-73/US 220 approaching Richard Petty's hometown of Randleman, NC.  Notice how few lights or reflectors are on the freeway
DSC_7937c by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

South Carolina state line on SC 38
DSC_7952e by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Junction of SC 340 and SC 403, Timmonsville
DSC_8376 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

I-95/US 17 concurrency
DSC_8399e by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Awkward "I-95" text near Savannah on US 17
DSC_8423 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Harry S. Truman Parkway, Savannah
DSC_8430 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

US 80 shield of a sligtly different shape rendering, Savannah
DSC_8435 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2021, 08:49:06 PM »

Florida!


I-95 exiting off itself near I-10
DSC_8437e by Chris Sampang, on Flickr


Florida's style of cosistently putting the route shield before the route name on BGSes
DSC_9750 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Highway shields on the digital VMSes are very, very useful
DSC_9749 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

I like the differently-shaped toll expressway signage:
DSC_9937 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Unique variation of "exit numbering"
DSC_0039 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Overhead shields in Gainesville
DSC_0071 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

A bit different from the approach in Lake City
DSC_0121 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

former Gulf station in Jasper, now part of Gator Chevrolet car dealership
DSC_0163 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_0166c by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Four shields in one assembly
DSC_0170 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2021, 08:55:52 PM »

Georgia

Ah, the return of signed reference routes
DSC_0194 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

The signed reference route even gets its own redundant business route to go with the main US route designation!
DSC_0217 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Trail 41 signage
DSC_0288 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Western Auto in Tifton
DSC_0354 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

More business route fun
DSC_0454 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Message loading on the Downtown Connector gantries
DSC_0506 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Didn't know that the Abernathy Freeway name is actually signed on I-20. Nice.
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2021, 09:03:55 PM »

I-20/I-59 in downtown Birmingham.  Almost feels like each lane has its own control city...

DSC_1342 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Colored lighting on a viaduct near US 31/US 280
DSC_1344 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Old Pure Oil sign near AL 157
DSC_1366 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

TO US 72 signage in a quiet part of Florence, AL
DSC_1411 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

US 61/64/70/79 sign assembly near BB King Boulevard in Memphis
DSC_1516e by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Three control cities along the 55/40 concurrency
DSC_1536 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Memphis used as control city for 2 different routes on the same sign!
DSC_1537 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

One of several (well-signed) US 79B routes in Arkansas - in this photo, the loop in question is in Clarendon
DSC_1621 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

US 79B at US 65B, Pine Bluff
DSC_1697 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

The surprisingly long US 79/US 80 concurrency in Louisiana
DSC_1941 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2021, 09:26:18 PM »

One-sign US 79/US 80 concurrency shield in Shreveport
DSC_2089 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Texaco museum, Marshall, TX
DSC_2206 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Old Highway 80, Longview, TX
DSC_2275 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

older four-lane section of 80 between Hawkins, TX and Mineola, TX
DSC_2324 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

overgrown median in Terrell
DSC_2398 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

I-35E at I-30, Dallas
DSC_2610 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

I-35 at SH 6, Waco
DSC_2668 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

SH 130 signed for Houston/San Antonio
DSC_2688 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

I-35 level split southbound in Austin
DSC_2699 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

The Alamo as I-35 control city
DSC_2780 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2021, 10:01:15 PM »

US 90 from San Antonio to Van Horn

Signage off I-10 in San Antonio, interesting that the exit number is not listed above in a tab with an upcoming-exit-distance below
DSC_2890 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Abandoned Chevron north of Del Rio

DSC_3130 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Junction with Park Road 67
DSC_3162 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Desolation in Sanderson, TX:
DSC_3251c by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Might be the only remaining Fina station in the US (ever since Alon discontinued the brand).  Looks to be a former Chevron too. Marathon, TX
DSC_3317 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
DSC_3318 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Digital speed limit sign
DSC_3355 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Coca-Cola plant in Alpine, TX
DSC_3389r by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Artwork of farmworkers
DSC_3467 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Southern Pacific railroad overpass south of Van Horn, TX
DSC_3515 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2021, 10:16:21 PM »

80 MPH speed limit on I-10
DSC_3583 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Dusk on I-10
DSC_3584 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Roundabout on SH 20 (old US 80).  seems to be a fire south of the border here
DSC_3618 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Mesa and 7th in El Paso, with confusing signage for US 85 (which led to a traffic jam)
DSC_3702 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Former Sonic Drive-in turned used-car lot
DSC_3756e by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

BNSF tracks by NM 478 (old US 80 and US 85)
DSC_3804 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

old I-25 shield in Las Cruces
DSC_3836 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

random pink elephant in Las Cruces on US 70 (old US 80)
DSC_3862r by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Former Texaco along NM 418 (former US 80)
DSC_3971 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

old US 80 leading to an RV park in Gage, NM
DSC_3987 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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Re: Bay Area to Daytona (late August-early September 2021)
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2021, 10:52:30 PM »

US 70 etc. from Lordsburg to Phoenix

Former Texaco, Lordsburg
DSC_4028c by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Old Coors sign
DSC_4058 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

TO WEST I-10 sign (IIRC 70 and US 191 were a detour at one point in recent months)
DSC_4110 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

East of Safford, AZ.  US 191 shield slightly larger than the 70 sign assembly
DSC_4130 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

US 70 sign blade in Safford
DSC_4149 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
   
Interesting lighting near Pima
DSC_4175 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Sunset view
DSC_4212 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Sunset near Globe
DSC_4229 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Vintage neon Ford sign at McSpadden Ford
DSC_4245 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr

Blurry and low quality shot of US 60 shield with a concurrency for Historic US 89, in Apache Junction
DSC_4271e by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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