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Anderson St, DeForest WI,-89.318359,3a,60y,270.25h,86.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slpmp0CRPN2aTOAqdRaPP6Q!2e0!7i3328!8i1664?entry=ttu

Orange St, Richland Center WI,-90.3890078,3a,75y,5.4h,78.78t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s4MIaoD2YqLG2tZJc0Wgi_Q!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

You can drive between these two nondescript side streets, 70 miles apart, without making a single turn. Anderson St turns into CTH-CV, which turns into WI-113/Packers Ave, which turns into Gorham St (Johnson St eastbound), which turns into University Ave, which turns into US-14. The stretch ends at the Orange St dead-end after US-14 turns left. If you made that one left turn you could make it to La Crosse without turning again, 130 miles from the start point.

Another example is if you started at the quiet western terminus of Main St in Sun Prairie:,-89.2874167,3a,75y,95.61h,81.25t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOWUyLQNo9cW53dbnYZXMIA!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu

Keep going straight along this road and you'll end up 64 miles away in Eagle, via WI-19, WI-16, and WI-67. The run would end here:,-88.4713645,3a,75y,179.98h,80.54t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sgRLy2sVxpiOZUbGOHCDVkg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?entry=ttu

Obviously you can travel long distances on Interstates without turning, but I'm looking for more surprising examples. Residents of Orange St in Richland Center or Partridge St in Eagle have no idea that they could drive "down the street" for an hour and a half without turning.

You can go from Glenwood-Dyer Rd in Glenwood, IL, to Wayne Trace in Fort Wayne, IN, without turning.

There was a thread on this two years ago, with some epic examples.

Another one I found: Janesville St in Whitewater WI to Dempster St on the shore of Lake Michigan in Evanston IL.

Two from the Longview area:

Long Beach to Kelso, 80.8 miles: US-101 > WA-4 > Catlin St > Main St > Allen St (although WA-4 is over 60 miles of it)

Castle Rock through Longview to Winlock, 47.6 miles: Delameter Rd > Woodside Dr > Coal Creek Rd > WA-432 (Willow Grove Connection Rd, Induatrial Way, 3rd Ave) > WA-411 (3rd Ave, 1st Ave, Westside Hwy, where it passes the starting point) > Westside Hwy > Military Rd

There was also a few years where you could start and end on the same roundabout in Astoria, OR without any turns (using US-101 Bus and merging onto the mainline) but the construction of Ensign Ln added a right turn to it.


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