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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #100 on: November 02, 2014, 12:11:03 AM »

In Iowa:

On I-80 westbound heading toward Iowa City, there's a random sign placed right an underpass informing drivers that I-380 North to Cedar Rapids and Waterloo was 23 miles away. The next mention isn't until you enter Iowa City proper.
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #101 on: November 02, 2014, 08:14:00 PM »

There's a sign along eastbound two-lane US Route 224 in Willard, Ohio mentioning the junction of I-71 and I-76, about 45 miles to the east.

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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2014, 07:38:12 AM »

In Fontana, California in front of the speedway there is a 3-way trailblazer. TO I-10, which is about 2-3 miles straight of the sign. TO I-15, about 5-6 miles to the right or west, with no other sign indicating where it is. Lastly SR 60, which is also straight down, but then the road curves and ends before reaching SR-60, which confuses new drivers.
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #103 on: November 03, 2014, 10:54:55 PM »

We may have a new winner.  I saw this along I-70 in eastern UT last week:



I am way late to this thread but agree that this is probably the winner. In fact, there are I-15 distance signs posted in western Colorado along westbound I-70 (in place of Cove Fort).
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #104 on: November 04, 2014, 04:13:14 PM »

^^^ That needs to be posted in the Redundant Signs thread too.
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #105 on: November 05, 2014, 08:05:58 AM »

I've always wondered why they insist on Cove Fort as the control city for I-70 instead of either alternating between Salt Lake and Las Vegas, or using both.

(Although I suppose the problem with Salt Lake is, is it X miles via the all-interstate route? Or via US 50? Or via US 6/191?)
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #106 on: November 05, 2014, 10:25:51 AM »

I've always wondered why they insist on Cove Fort as the control city for I-70 instead of either alternating between Salt Lake and Las Vegas, or using both.

(Although I suppose the problem with Salt Lake is, is it X miles via the all-interstate route? Or via US 50? Or via US 6/191?)

Salt Lake would be easier via US-6 (Utah's original plan for I-70), and Las Vegas is two states away along I-15.  Maybe Beaver instead of Cover Fort?
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #107 on: November 05, 2014, 10:33:05 AM »

I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but there are some I-65 trailblazers in Huntsville.
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #108 on: November 05, 2014, 11:08:43 PM »

We may have a new winner.  I saw this along I-70 in eastern UT last week:



I am way late to this thread but agree that this is probably the winner. In fact, there are I-15 distance signs posted in western Colorado along westbound I-70 (in place of Cove Fort).

Currently, the first indication of I-15 in Western Colorado is just outside of Palisade/Exit 42 -- A mere 274 Miles away:
www.flickr.com/photos/virtual_freeway_tours/3484840225/in/set-72157604521473394

Oddly enough, there used to be one even further out near DeBeque/Exit 62 -- where the heading was labeled as 1-I5 :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/virtual_freeway_tours/3484835557/]www.flickr.com/photos/virtual_freeway_tours/3484835557/]https://www.flickr.com/photos/virtual_freeway_tours/3484835557/-- since replaced with mileage to Palisade, Clifton and Grand Junction.

I've always wondered why they insist on Cove Fort as the control city for I-70 instead of either alternating between Salt Lake and Las Vegas, or using both.

(Although I suppose the problem with Salt Lake is, is it X miles via the all-interstate route? Or via US 50? Or via US 6/191?)

Salt Lake would be easier via US-6 (Utah's original plan for I-70), and Las Vegas is two states away along I-15.  Maybe Beaver instead of Cover Fort?

Offhand, I don't know where Cove Fort starts to be listed as an I-70 control city. 
-- In Colorado, it's either I-15 (on mileage signs) or either Green River or simply Utah. 
-- In Utah, it's Green River from the Colorado line to Green River itself.  After that, I have seen it alternate between Salina, Richfield, Cove Fort and Las Vegas. 
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Re: Distant Interstate Trailblazers
« Reply #109 on: August 28, 2017, 10:14:22 PM »

There's not a trailblazer, but Colorado DOT put this sign up relatively recently (didn't notice it when I last passed by in early 2016) on I-76 eastbound as you're beginning to clear the Denver Metro:

163 miles to the junction with I-80.  Sort of makes sense, given that will be a point of interest for many travelers along this route (Fort Morgan and Sterling are the only 2 real notable cities along the route, and they're also on the sign).

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.9843844,-104.7385788,3a,75y,51.17h,90.67t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1suGJl5uLNVMw9r3BBfdKGEg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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