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Which state has the highest number of non-Interstate freeways?

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formulanone:
Going to try to compile a list for Texas. This may be a little inaccurate, since sometimes different numbered routes might form a single loop or bypass of a city, and sometimes they peel away in a different direction for an exit or two.

(Personally, I think 3+ exits counts as a freeway, but to each their own.)

El Paso: much of Loop 375, Spur 601, parts of US 54 (3)
Odessa/Midland: much of Loop 338, SH 191, Loop 250  (3)
Big Spring: US 87 (1)
Del Rio: Loop 79 (1)
San Angelo: Loop 306 with US 67/277 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Abilene: US 83/277 and Loop 322 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Wichita Falls: US 277, US 287, US 281 (3)
Henrietta: US 287 (1, barely)
Laredo: Loop 20 (1), TX 255
Brownsville: SH 550 (1)
Corpus Christi: SH 44, SH 358, SH 286, US 181 (4)
Victoria: US 77, US 59, Loop 463 (3, acting as 1 loop)
Sinton: US 77, SH 89 (2)
San Antonio: Loop 1604, US 281, SH 151, Wurzbach Parkway (4)
New Braunfels: Loop 337 (1)
Austin: SH 130, SH 45, Loop 1, US 183, US 290 (5); Loop 360 has some grade separations but driveway access points.
Taylor: US 79 (1)
Temple: Loop 363 et al (1)
Waco:  Loop 340, TX 6, Loop 484 (3)
DFW: Chisholm Trail, SHs 121, 114, 183, 360, 408, US 67, Loop 12, 161/PB/190, US 175, US 80, US 75, US 287, Spur 557 (14)
Tyler: TX 49 (1)
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sprjus4:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on September 29, 2023, 01:10:20 PM ---
--- Quote from: J N Winkler on September 25, 2023, 01:54:16 PM ---
--- Quote from: JayhawkCO on September 25, 2023, 12:31:24 PM ---On this note, for the thread, how are we defining "freeway"? Two consecutive exits without any open access in between?
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This is actually kind of a sticky question.  Two consecutive interchanges without any intermediate breaks in access control (such as driveways, flat intersections, etc.) is a useful way to exclude isolated grade separations.  However, it's conceptually possible to have a segment of roadway with full access control for miles and miles, then an interchange, and then full access control for more miles and miles.  (The US 54 Cunningham bypass in Kansas is one such.)  It would not be reasonable to exclude such a facility on grounds that it is an isolated grade separation.

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Would this 3.6 mile long section of US 50 in eastern Cincinnati count as a freeway? It has no at-grade access in this portion, and two interchanges to OH 125/32/561 and Red Bank Rd, but both sides end at "stroads" (for the lack of a better term) in the "downtowns" of a neighborhood or suburb. And Google Maps doesn't mark it as a freeway (light orange vs a darker, bolded orange for freeways).

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I would say that easily counts as freeway, it’s not even a doubt in my mind. 3+ miles long, has several grade separations and two interchanges.

-- US 175 --:

--- Quote from: formulanone on December 04, 2023, 11:23:24 PM ---Going to try to compile a list for Texas. This may be a little inaccurate, since sometimes different numbered routes might form a single loop or bypass of a city, and sometimes they peel away in a different direction for an exit or two.

(Personally, I think 3+ exits counts as a freeway, but to each their own.)

El Paso: much of Loop 375, Spur 601, parts of US 54 (3)
Odessa/Midland: much of Loop 338, SH 191, Loop 250  (3)
Big Spring: US 87 (1)
Del Rio: Loop 79 (1)
San Angelo: Loop 306 with US 67/277 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Abilene: US 83/277 and Loop 322 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Wichita Falls: US 277, US 287, US 281 (3)
Henrietta: US 287 (1, barely)
Laredo: Loop 20 (1), TX 255
Brownsville: SH 550 (1)
Corpus Christi: SH 44, SH 358, SH 286, US 181 (4)
Victoria: US 77, US 59, Loop 463 (3, acting as 1 loop)
Sinton: US 77, SH 89 (2)
San Antonio: Loop 1604, US 281, SH 151, Wurzbach Parkway (4)
New Braunfels: Loop 337 (1)
Austin: SH 130, SH 45, Loop 1, US 183, US 290 (5); Loop 360 has some grade separations but driveway access points.
Taylor: US 79 (1)
Temple: Loop 363 et al (1)
Waco:  Loop 340, TX 6, Loop 484 (3)
DFW: Chisholm Trail, SHs 121, 114, 183, 360, 408, US 67, Loop 12, 161/PB/190, US 175, US 80, US 75, US 287, Spur 557 (14) ùù
Tyler: TX 49 (1)
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Loop 49 around Tyler (and later, Lindale) is a Super-2 with no dividing barrier of any kind.

sprjus4:

--- Quote from: -- US 175 -- on February 03, 2024, 03:10:51 PM ---
--- Quote from: formulanone on December 04, 2023, 11:23:24 PM ---Going to try to compile a list for Texas. This may be a little inaccurate, since sometimes different numbered routes might form a single loop or bypass of a city, and sometimes they peel away in a different direction for an exit or two.

(Personally, I think 3+ exits counts as a freeway, but to each their own.)

El Paso: much of Loop 375, Spur 601, parts of US 54 (3)
Odessa/Midland: much of Loop 338, SH 191, Loop 250  (3)
Big Spring: US 87 (1)
Del Rio: Loop 79 (1)
San Angelo: Loop 306 with US 67/277 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Abilene: US 83/277 and Loop 322 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Wichita Falls: US 277, US 287, US 281 (3)
Henrietta: US 287 (1, barely)
Laredo: Loop 20 (1), TX 255
Brownsville: SH 550 (1)
Corpus Christi: SH 44, SH 358, SH 286, US 181 (4)
Victoria: US 77, US 59, Loop 463 (3, acting as 1 loop)
Sinton: US 77, SH 89 (2)
San Antonio: Loop 1604, US 281, SH 151, Wurzbach Parkway (4)
New Braunfels: Loop 337 (1)
Austin: SH 130, SH 45, Loop 1, US 183, US 290 (5); Loop 360 has some grade separations but driveway access points.
Taylor: US 79 (1)
Temple: Loop 363 et al (1)
Waco:  Loop 340, TX 6, Loop 484 (3)
DFW: Chisholm Trail, SHs 121, 114, 183, 360, 408, US 67, Loop 12, 161/PB/190, US 175, US 80, US 75, US 287, Spur 557 (14) ùù
Tyler: TX 49 (1)
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Loop 49 around Tyler (and later, Lindale) is a Super-2 with no dividing barrier of any kind.

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It’s still a freeway.

BJ59:

--- Quote from: formulanone on December 04, 2023, 11:23:24 PM ---Going to try to compile a list for Texas. This may be a little inaccurate, since sometimes different numbered routes might form a single loop or bypass of a city, and sometimes they peel away in a different direction for an exit or two.

(Personally, I think 3+ exits counts as a freeway, but to each their own.)

El Paso: much of Loop 375, Spur 601, parts of US 54 (3)
Odessa/Midland: much of Loop 338, SH 191, Loop 250  (3)
Big Spring: US 87 (1)
Del Rio: Loop 79 (1)
San Angelo: Loop 306 with US 67/277 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Abilene: US 83/277 and Loop 322 (2 routes, but effectively 1)
Wichita Falls: US 277, US 287, US 281 (3)
Henrietta: US 287 (1, barely)
Laredo: Loop 20 (1), TX 255
Brownsville: SH 550 (1)
Corpus Christi: SH 44, SH 358, SH 286, US 181 (4)
Victoria: US 77, US 59, Loop 463 (3, acting as 1 loop)
Sinton: US 77, SH 89 (2)
San Antonio: Loop 1604, US 281, SH 151, Wurzbach Parkway (4)
New Braunfels: Loop 337 (1)
Austin: SH 130, SH 45, Loop 1, US 183, US 290 (5); Loop 360 has some grade separations but driveway access points.
Taylor: US 79 (1)
Temple: Loop 363 et al (1)
Waco:  Loop 340, TX 6, Loop 484 (3)
DFW: Chisholm Trail, SHs 121, 114, 183, 360, 408, US 67, Loop 12, 161/PB/190, US 175, US 80, US 75, US 287, Spur 557 (14)
Tyler: TX 49 (1)
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I would add SH-199 and DNT for the DFW metro. (+2) SH-170 will make the list soon once it is opened.

Don't forget US-90 for San Antonio either. (+1) If multiplexed routes count, then I would add SH-16 and US-87.

Austin: SH-71 (+1)

Houston: US-90, US-90 Alt, US-290, US-59, Beltway 8/Sam Houston Tollway, SH-99/Grand Parkway, HTR, SH-249, SH-225, SH-6, Westpark Tollway, Fort Bend Tollway, SH-288, SH-146, SH-330, FM-1764 (16)

Amarillo: US-287, US-87, Loop 335 (3)

Lubbock: US-82, US-87, US-62, Spur 327, Loop 289 (5)

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