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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #225 on: January 26, 2022, 09:55:13 AM »

Just a curious post:

Can you really say you have been on an interstate if the only part you have been on was a cosign of a through route you were taking?
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I'm not sure why (for example) I wouldn't count myself being on I-57 when the only parts I've only been on are the concurrencies with I-64 and I-70. It's still marked as I-57 on the BGS and reassurance shields.

It gets a bit more complicated for unsigned routes, like if you've been on I-25 in Colorado, would you count that as being on US 87 as well?

I don't think they are one in the same.  US-87 in Colorado is cosigned with I-25 for a very long way.  I am more thinking about short concurrencies that are clearly one route hopping on the other through route of a mile or two.  For the longest time, I had only been on I-59 during the concurency with I-20, but that concurrency exists in two states.  Saying I had been on I-70 years ago even though literally the only place I was on it was the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis (pre-Stan Musial days) because I traveled from I-44 and then got on I-64.  I don't really feel like I have been on I-77 in Virginia because the only time I have been on it is the wrong way concurrency on I-81.  Technically speaking, all cases, you are on the route even if you spend a mile on it when it cosigns with another, but I feel like I cheated to get it into my road portfolio. 
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #226 on: January 26, 2022, 10:50:11 AM »

Just a curious post:

Can you really say you have been on an interstate if the only part you have been on was a cosign of a through route you were taking?
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I'm not sure why (for example) I wouldn't count myself being on I-57 when the only parts I've only been on are the concurrencies with I-64 and I-70. It's still marked as I-57 on the BGS and reassurance shields.

It gets a bit more complicated for unsigned routes, like if you've been on I-25 in Colorado, would you count that as being on US 87 as well?

I don't think they are one in the same.  US-87 in Colorado is cosigned with I-25 for a very long way.  I am more thinking about short concurrencies that are clearly one route hopping on the other through route of a mile or two.  For the longest time, I had only been on I-59 during the concurency with I-20, but that concurrency exists in two states.  Saying I had been on I-70 years ago even though literally the only place I was on it was the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis (pre-Stan Musial days) because I traveled from I-44 and then got on I-64.  I don't really feel like I have been on I-77 in Virginia because the only time I have been on it is the wrong way concurrency on I-81.  Technically speaking, all cases, you are on the route even if you spend a mile on it when it cosigns with another, but I feel like I cheated to get it into my road portfolio.

I mean, you've been on over 10% of I-77 in Virginia.

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #227 on: January 26, 2022, 01:34:26 PM »

Just a curious post:

Can you really say you have been on an interstate if the only part you have been on was a cosign of a through route you were taking?
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I'm not sure why (for example) I wouldn't count myself being on I-57 when the only parts I've only been on are the concurrencies with I-64 and I-70. It's still marked as I-57 on the BGS and reassurance shields.

It gets a bit more complicated for unsigned routes, like if you've been on I-25 in Colorado, would you count that as being on US 87 as well?

I don't think they are one in the same.  US-87 in Colorado is cosigned with I-25 for a very long way.  I am more thinking about short concurrencies that are clearly one route hopping on the other through route of a mile or two.  For the longest time, I had only been on I-59 during the concurrency with I-20, but that concurrency exists in two states.  Saying I had been on I-70 years ago even though literally the only place I was on it was the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis (pre-Stan Musial days) because I traveled from I-44 and then got on I-64.  I don't really feel like I have been on I-77 in Virginia because the only time I have been on it is the wrong way concurrency on I-81.  Technically speaking, all cases, you are on the route even if you spend a mile on it when it cosigns with another, but I feel like I cheated to get it into my road portfolio.

I mean, you've been on over 10% of I-77 in Virginia.

I am not fighting this, lol.  I am just saying it feels cheap....  Like your crush was way out of your league and didn't go to the dance with you, so you went to the dance with her ugly friend.  Then you both rode in the same car to the dance, so you still went to the dance with your crush right?
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #228 on: January 26, 2022, 01:45:22 PM »

Just a curious post:

Can you really say you have been on an interstate if the only part you have been on was a cosign of a through route you were taking?
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I'm not sure why (for example) I wouldn't count myself being on I-57 when the only parts I've only been on are the concurrencies with I-64 and I-70. It's still marked as I-57 on the BGS and reassurance shields.

It gets a bit more complicated for unsigned routes, like if you've been on I-25 in Colorado, would you count that as being on US 87 as well?

I don't think they are one in the same.  US-87 in Colorado is cosigned with I-25 for a very long way.  I am more thinking about short concurrencies that are clearly one route hopping on the other through route of a mile or two.  For the longest time, I had only been on I-59 during the concurrency with I-20, but that concurrency exists in two states.  Saying I had been on I-70 years ago even though literally the only place I was on it was the Poplar Street Bridge in St. Louis (pre-Stan Musial days) because I traveled from I-44 and then got on I-64.  I don't really feel like I have been on I-77 in Virginia because the only time I have been on it is the wrong way concurrency on I-81.  Technically speaking, all cases, you are on the route even if you spend a mile on it when it cosigns with another, but I feel like I cheated to get it into my road portfolio.

I mean, you've been on over 10% of I-77 in Virginia.

I am not fighting this, lol.  I am just saying it feel cheap....  Like your crush was way out of your league and didn't go to the dance with you, so you went to the dance with her ugly friend.  Then you both rode in the same car to the dance, so you still went to the dance with your crush right?

To proceed with the analogy, but maybe your crush got drunk and accidentally kissed you instead of her date?

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #229 on: January 26, 2022, 02:11:52 PM »

It's I-8 for me.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #230 on: January 26, 2022, 08:03:08 PM »

I've never been on I-10.

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #231 on: January 26, 2022, 08:08:14 PM »

Either I-25 or I-35, whichever one is longest.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #232 on: January 26, 2022, 10:04:37 PM »

I-94 for me.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #233 on: January 26, 2022, 11:00:30 PM »

Either I-25 or I-35, whichever one is longest.
I-35 is longer by 500 miles.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #234 on: January 26, 2022, 11:08:09 PM »

For the ones nearest me that I've yet to be on, I-64 and I-10
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #235 on: April 28, 2022, 12:56:45 PM »

Below is a list of all the interstates I have not yet traveled. The longest is I-76 at 622 miles. (I consider both stretches of I-76 to be part of the same interstate.)

A minor update from the above. Before there were 22 routes I hadn't been on, totaling 4,367 miles. Now that's been reduced to 16, totaling 1,944 miles.
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I- 8 348
I-86 246
I-22 213
I-17 146
I-78 144
I-82 144
I-37 143
I-27 124
I-99 99
I-83 85
I-73 82
I-19 64
I- 2 47
I-14 26
I-97 18
I-11 15
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #236 on: April 28, 2022, 01:02:57 PM »

This was actually a fun question to ponder and after wracking my brain a bit, my answer is I-27. Driven by it but never on it. Second would be I-82, which again I've driven past but never on.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #237 on: April 28, 2022, 01:07:23 PM »

Just a curious post:

Can you really say you have been on an interstate if the only part you have been on was a cosign of a through route you were taking?

Yes, though now that I look at it, the I-49 concurrency with I-44 didn't exist the last time I was on I-44 so I do NOT count that.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #238 on: April 28, 2022, 01:26:48 PM »


Just a curious post:

Can you really say you have been on an interstate if the only part you have been on was a cosign of a through route you were taking?

Yes, though now that I look at it, the I-49 concurrency with I-44 didn't exist the last time I was on I-44 so I do NOT count that.

Look at it this way:

I once drove from the Twin Cities to Herrin, IL.  The route I took was this:  I-94 to Tomah (WI), I-90 to Rockford (IL), US-51 to Sandoval (IL), US-50 to Salem (IL), I-57 south from there.

Should I not say I was on I-39 during that trip, just because the only part I was on was co-signed (for 218 miles!) with the through-routes I was actually taking (I-90 and US-51)—and even though I clinched the Illinois portion of I-39 in the process?

Seems like that approach would be rather ridiculous.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #239 on: April 28, 2022, 04:19:27 PM »

Top 3:
I-95 (Closest I've been to it is ~300 miles)
I-20 (Driven over/under it twice)
I-15 (Also ~300 miles)
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #240 on: April 29, 2022, 09:03:19 AM »

My top 3

I-70 - Almost made it in Baltimore.

I-94 - Never been to the Midwest

I-35 - Same as above.

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #241 on: April 29, 2022, 05:53:14 PM »

My top 3

I-70 - Almost made it in Baltimore.

I-94 - Never been to the Midwest

I-35 - Same as above.

Never been on I-25, in the Mtn West. I have covered every other Interstate in the nation over or near 1000 miles. I travel a lot! There are several important, but relatively short I-routes I haven't been on.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #242 on: May 02, 2022, 11:01:56 AM »

My top 3

I-70 - Almost made it in Baltimore.

I-94 - Never been to the Midwest

I-35 - Same as above.

Not to get too technical, but I didn't think I-35 went through the Midwest.  Maybe Iowa gets thrown into the Midwest, but I feel like its more like the great plains.  Missouri has always been associated as a southern state and it has the gateway arch which is the gateway to the west. Anyone else's thoughts?  It's kinda an interesting thing to me, those fringe states. 
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #243 on: May 02, 2022, 11:27:16 AM »

My top 3

I-70 - Almost made it in Baltimore.

I-94 - Never been to the Midwest

I-35 - Same as above.

Not to get too technical, but I didn't think I-35 went through the Midwest.  Maybe Iowa gets thrown into the Midwest, but I feel like its more like the great plains.  Missouri has always been associated as a southern state and it has the gateway arch which is the gateway to the west. Anyone else's thoughts?  It's kinda an interesting thing to me, those fringe states.

I think most definitions of the midwest would include I-35.

Poll on people's opinion per state:

Source article: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-states-are-in-the-midwest/

US Census Bureau's definition includes the great plains in the midwest:


I personally like Wikitravel's definition of the midwest, since it distinguishes the midwest (in blue) from the Great Plains (in yellow):

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #244 on: May 02, 2022, 11:33:54 AM »

I've said it before, but...  I've lived in Illinois and Kansas my whole life, and I consider the Great Plains to be a sub-region of the Midwest.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #245 on: May 02, 2022, 12:55:11 PM »

My top 3

I-70 - Almost made it in Baltimore.

I-94 - Never been to the Midwest

I-35 - Same as above.

Not to get too technical, but I didn't think I-35 went through the Midwest.  Maybe Iowa gets thrown into the Midwest, but I feel like its more like the great plains.  Missouri has always been associated as a southern state and it has the gateway arch which is the gateway to the west. Anyone else's thoughts?  It's kinda an interesting thing to me, those fringe states.

I think most definitions of the midwest would include I-35.

Poll on people's opinion per state:

Source article: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-states-are-in-the-midwest/

US Census Bureau's definition includes the great plains in the midwest:


I personally like Wikitravel's definition of the midwest, since it distinguishes the midwest (in blue) from the Great Plains (in yellow):


I am not arguing, just interested. 

I never considered anything west of the Mississippi to be the Midwest.  My definition isn't gospel, definitely an eye opener. 

Also interesting in that poll, some people consider Kansas and Oklahoma part of the Midwest. 
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #246 on: May 02, 2022, 01:10:41 PM »

Also interesting in that poll, some people consider Kansas and Oklahoma part of the Midwest. 

Granted, it isn't something I've asked a lot of people about, but...  I've lived in Kansas for a total of 23 years, and it had never occurred to me before this forum that Kansas and Oklahoma wouldn't be considered part of the Midwest.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #247 on: May 02, 2022, 01:22:25 PM »

I am not arguing, just interested. 

I never considered anything west of the Mississippi to be the Midwest.  My definition isn't gospel, definitely an eye opener. 

Also interesting in that poll, some people consider Kansas and Oklahoma part of the Midwest. 

Sorry I didn't mean to come off harsh, I was just surprised to hear someone not consider Iowa or Minnesota as the midwest.

Also interesting in that poll, some people consider Kansas and Oklahoma part of the Midwest. 

Granted, it isn't something I've asked a lot of people about, but...  I've lived in Kansas for a total of 23 years, and it had never occurred to me before this forum that Kansas and Oklahoma wouldn't be considered part of the Midwest.

Oklahoma's an interesting one, as it's on the line between midwestern and southern (and I've seen other posts online debating it). It's only one aspect, but this accent map (which I love - it's super detailed!) shows Oklahoma as falling having both "midland" and "southern" accents: https://aschmann.net/AmEng/. I haven't been to Oklahoma myself to make my own judgement.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #248 on: May 02, 2022, 01:30:00 PM »

I am not arguing, just interested. 

I never considered anything west of the Mississippi to be the Midwest.  My definition isn't gospel, definitely an eye opener. 

Also interesting in that poll, some people consider Kansas and Oklahoma part of the Midwest. 

Sorry I didn't mean to come off harsh, I was just surprised to hear someone not consider Iowa or Minnesota as the midwest.

You didn't come off harsh.  I just wanted everyone to know I am not fighting about this, but instead really interested.  I always thought of the Midwest as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.  Like I said, I have always felt the Mississippi was a hard divider for a lot of things, and the Midwest has always been one of them.  I guess your location really depends on you perception. 
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #249 on: May 02, 2022, 01:49:14 PM »

I am not arguing, just interested. 

I never considered anything west of the Mississippi to be the Midwest.  My definition isn't gospel, definitely an eye opener. 

Also interesting in that poll, some people consider Kansas and Oklahoma part of the Midwest. 

Sorry I didn't mean to come off harsh, I was just surprised to hear someone not consider Iowa or Minnesota as the midwest.

You didn't come off harsh.  I just wanted everyone to know I am not fighting about this, but instead really interested.  I always thought of the Midwest as Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.  Like I said, I have always felt the Mississippi was a hard divider for a lot of things, and the Midwest has always been one of them.  I guess your location really depends on you perception.

You can put me in this camp as well. West of the Mississippi is west of the Midwest.
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