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Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« on: August 27, 2021, 12:39:13 PM »

I will separate 2 and 3DI's given the obvious major differences in length, so "closest to clinching" is relative.

2DI: I-70 - I am missing between the Park and Ride and Frederick/US 15 on the east end, and US 6/191 to I-15 on the west end.

3DI: I-170 (MO) - I am only missing between I-70 and I-270. I will probably get it the next time I go to a Cardinals game.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2021, 12:48:32 PM »

2di: As a percentage, I'm closest on I-70 (97.14%). By mileage, I'm closest on I-30 (15.4 miles)

3di: I-270 in IL/MO, completed 96.24% and missing 1.9 miles.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2021, 12:52:11 PM »

I think it's best to do these by percentage, otherwise I think my lowest 2di is I-87 in North Carolina and I haven't been on it.

For 2dis, I'm at 90% or above on three:
I-55 (99%) - I'm missing between Cicero and its northern terminus
I-80 (91%) - I'm missing three different stretches (between I-71 and I-76 in Ohio, between I-680 and I-99 in Ohio/Pennsylvania, and between I-280 and I-95 in New Jersey)
I-29 (90%) - I'm missing between Fargo and Grand Forks

For 3dis, I'm at 65% or above on three:
I-275 (FL) (73%) - I'm missing from I-4 north to I-75
I-295 (DE/NJ/PA) (71%) - I'm missing the loop around Trenton from I-195 to I-95
I-610 (TX) (66%) - I'm missing from the Hardy Toll Road eastbound to I-45

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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2021, 12:54:47 PM »

3DI: I-170 (MO) - I am only missing between I-70 and I-270. I will probably get it the next time I go to a Cardinals game.

That is probably mine too, but I'm even closer than you are - just missing between I-64 and Forest Park Pkwy. Either that or I-229 in SD, where I'm only missing between Benson Rd and I-90.

For 2dis it's pretty clearly I-16 for me. I only need the little bit east of I-95.

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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2021, 01:27:34 PM »

For long 2di routes...  The only parts of I-35 I'm missing are (1) north of Hinkley, MN, and (2) the southernmost four miles in Laredo.  With never any reason to go to Duluth, though, I don't see a clinch happening anytime soon.  That's about 5% unclinched.

For shorter 2di routes...  I don't think I've ever been on the northernmost 18 miles of I-57 in Chicago.  That's about 4Ĺ% unclinched.

For 3di routes...  I really don't know.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 01:32:38 PM »

For shorter 2di routes...  I don't think I've ever been on the northernmost 18 miles in Chicago.  That's about 4Ĺ% unclinched.

Which highway?

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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 01:34:07 PM »

I was betrayed, however, by I-355 in Chicago.  I had clinched it many times over, and then it was extended after I moved away.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2021, 01:34:44 PM »

Which highway?

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I-57.

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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 01:40:22 PM »

I might not actually have any "close" clinches on 3di routes:  I think all the ones I've driven are either fully clinched or not even close.

I-255 in MO/IL:  80% clinched, haven't driven between the southwestern endpoint and IL-3.  That's probably the 3di that comes nearest to being a "close" clinch.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2021, 01:44:00 PM »

2di: I-78. I have 95.5% and am missing the part from Exit 14A through the tunnel to the route's end in New York. Close second is I-87, of which I have 94.1% and am missing the entire section south of the point east of the Hudson where I-287 splits off.

3di: I-476 in Pennsylvania. I have 99.79% and am missing only the piece shown here (Travel Mapping says I'm missing 0.28 of a mile). I'm almost of a mind just to call it close enough.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2021, 01:49:35 PM »

Of 2DIís I am closest to clinching I-55, missing the segment between I-294 and I-90 / I-94.

Fully clinched I-4 in Florida.

Have a few others well on the way.

Several 3diís fully clinched.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2021, 02:01:50 PM »

2di: Clinched I-82, am about 37% done with I-84.

3di: Close to getting I-105 in CA, as I took most of the LA Metro's Green Line in the median of that one.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2021, 03:15:07 PM »

For I-70, I only need the section between I-15 and US 6/191 at Green River.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2021, 03:30:24 PM »

I-66 - missing VA-234 to US-17 at Marshall
I-30 - missing I-20 to I-35W
I-59 - missing between I-459 junctions
I-83 - missing MD-462 to I-81
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2021, 03:41:03 PM »

3di: I-476 in Pennsylvania. I have 99.79% and am missing only the piece shown here (Travel Mapping says I'm missing 0.28 of a mile). I'm almost of a mind just to call it close enough.

Basically, all you're missing is an irrelevant piece of a convoluted interchange which just happens to lie beyond the ramps to I-81. For all practical purposes, I-476 ends at I-81, and that connection to US 11 is just an offshoot of the I-476/I-81 interchange.

You can't even argue that it's part of a potential extension because it's heading right back towards the part of I-476 that you just came from. There's even a project in the works to make a direct connection to I-81 which will almost certainly remove the I-476 designation from that part of the interchange.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I have all of I-476 clinched except for this technicality as well. I don't use Travel Mapping, but if I did, I'd absolutely count that piece of I-476 and call the entire route clinched.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2021, 03:51:01 PM »

2di:

I-30.  I have 99.4% clinched and 2.24 miles to clinch between exits 77 and 79 (thought it was even less than that).

3di:

I-190 (NY).  Have 97.6% clinched.  All that is left is between the last exit and the Canadian border: 0.68 miles.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2021, 03:55:58 PM »


3di: I-476 in Pennsylvania. I have 99.79% and am missing only the piece shown here (Travel Mapping says I'm missing 0.28 of a mile). I'm almost of a mind just to call it close enough.

Basically, all you're missing is an irrelevant piece of a convoluted interchange which just happens to lie beyond the ramps to I-81. For all practical purposes, I-476 ends at I-81, and that connection to US 11 is just an offshoot of the I-476/I-81 interchange.

You can't even argue that it's part of a potential extension because it's heading right back towards the part of I-476 that you just came from. There's even a project in the works to make a direct connection to I-81 which will almost certainly remove the I-476 designation from that part of the interchange.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I have all of I-476 clinched except for this technicality as well. I don't use Travel Mapping, but if I did, I'd absolutely count that piece of I-476 and call the entire route clinched.

I wouldn't count it as clinched, and I don't even care about clinching.

That's not just an irrelevant piece of an interchange.  It's the connection to US-11.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2021, 04:00:05 PM »


3di: I-476 in Pennsylvania. I have 99.79% and am missing only the piece shown here (Travel Mapping says I'm missing 0.28 of a mile). I'm almost of a mind just to call it close enough.

Basically, all you're missing is an irrelevant piece of a convoluted interchange which just happens to lie beyond the ramps to I-81. For all practical purposes, I-476 ends at I-81, and that connection to US 11 is just an offshoot of the I-476/I-81 interchange.

You can't even argue that it's part of a potential extension because it's heading right back towards the part of I-476 that you just came from. There's even a project in the works to make a direct connection to I-81 which will almost certainly remove the I-476 designation from that part of the interchange.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I have all of I-476 clinched except for this technicality as well. I don't use Travel Mapping, but if I did, I'd absolutely count that piece of I-476 and call the entire route clinched.

I wouldn't count it as clinched, and I don't even care about clinching.

That's not just an irrelevant piece of an interchange.  It's the connection to US-11.

But it's also just effectively another exit ramp.

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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2021, 04:01:14 PM »


3di: I-476 in Pennsylvania. I have 99.79% and am missing only the piece shown here (Travel Mapping says I'm missing 0.28 of a mile). I'm almost of a mind just to call it close enough.

Basically, all you're missing is an irrelevant piece of a convoluted interchange which just happens to lie beyond the ramps to I-81. For all practical purposes, I-476 ends at I-81, and that connection to US 11 is just an offshoot of the I-476/I-81 interchange.

You can't even argue that it's part of a potential extension because it's heading right back towards the part of I-476 that you just came from. There's even a project in the works to make a direct connection to I-81 which will almost certainly remove the I-476 designation from that part of the interchange.

Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure I have all of I-476 clinched except for this technicality as well. I don't use Travel Mapping, but if I did, I'd absolutely count that piece of I-476 and call the entire route clinched.

I wouldn't count it as clinched, and I don't even care about clinching.

That's not just an irrelevant piece of an interchange.  It's the connection to US-11.

There's even a 476 mile marker on that segment https://www.google.com/maps/@41.4797834,-75.6845095,3a,75y,227h,89.02t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1ssC52VEFXXDhXRGbDADRQPA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2021, 04:13:28 PM »

93% of I-95; 129 miles remaining (mostly north of Bangor, Maine)
88% of I-41; 21 miles remaining (between Green Bay and Appleton)
85% of I-85; 99 miles remaining (south of Richmond)

98% of I-490 around Rochester; 0.67 miles remaining
97% of I-295 in Maine; 1.18 miles
93% of I-495 in Delaware; 0.68 miles
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2021, 04:19:28 PM »

Of the Interstates I keep track of, here are my stats:

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I-55 66% 630 / 960
I-90 63% 1900 / 3020
I-70 60% 1290 / 2150
I-40 51% 1300 / 2560
I-15 34% 480 / 1430
I-95 33% 630 / 1930
I-65 29% 260 / 890
I-75 26% 460 / 1790
I-10 18% 450 / 2460
I-80 14% 420 / 2900
I-35 12% 200 / 1700
I-5 5% 70 / 1380
I-20 1% 20 / 1540
I-25 1% 10 / 1060

It's not particularity impressive, but it's also not particularly up to date. I have quite a few more miles on both I-20 and I-25 than indicated.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2021, 04:31:06 PM »

I wouldn't count it as clinched, and I don't even care about clinching.

That's not just an irrelevant piece of an interchange.  It's the connection to US-11.

Sure, it's the connection to US 11... from I-81. It's completely irrelevant to traffic connecting between I-476 and I-81. It's basically a coincidence that you can even access US 11 from I-476. If it wasn't for the convoluted I-81/I-476 connection, there would be no access between US 11 and I-476.

With that said, the reason I'd call it clinched is because I strongly disagree with the I-476 designation extending beyond the ramps to I-81. You shouldn't need to use that section to clinch I-476, especially given the following:

(1) It's a glorified exit/entrance ramp
(2) It's only two lanes (and possibly not to interstate standards?)
(3) As mentioned, PennDOT/PTC have a direct I-476/I-81 connection in their long-term plans, which would remove the I-476 designation from this segment.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2021, 04:36:50 PM »

At this point itís just being picky. Iíd just call it clinched and call it a day.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2021, 04:54:53 PM »


I wouldn't count it as clinched, and I don't even care about clinching.

That's not just an irrelevant piece of an interchange.  It's the connection to US-11.

Sure, it's the connection to US 11... from I-81. It's completely irrelevant to traffic connecting between I-476 and I-81. It's basically a coincidence that you can even access US 11 from I-476. If it wasn't for the convoluted I-81/I-476 connection, there would be no access between US 11 and I-476.

With that said, the reason I'd call it clinched is because I strongly disagree with the I-476 designation extending beyond the ramps to I-81. You shouldn't need to use that section to clinch I-476, especially given the following:

(1) It's a glorified exit/entrance ramp
(2) It's only two lanes (and possibly not to interstate standards?)
(3) As mentioned, PennDOT/PTC have a direct I-476/I-81 connection in their long-term plans, which would remove the I-476 designation from this segment.

It's the connection between I-476 and US-11.
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Re: Interstate you are the closest to clinching?
« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2021, 04:57:50 PM »

2di: I-94. Missing just the section through metro Detroit between US 12/Ypsilanti and 26 Mile Road.

3di: without looking it up right now, itís probably either I-294 IL or I-275 MI.
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