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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2022, 11:28:12 AM »

Illinois I-180: I was born a mistake.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #76 on: July 06, 2022, 11:28:47 AM »

My name is Interstate 238.  Everyone hates me and bullied constantly by the road fan community.  I just want to get you between I-880 and I-580, why do you hate me so much?
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #77 on: July 06, 2022, 11:34:10 AM »

My name is the Indiana Toll Road/I-80/I-90. I'm a prostitute. I cost money and get a lot of traffic.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #78 on: July 06, 2022, 11:36:50 AM »

I know I’ve posted this before, but the only thing I can think of whenever I see a thread like this is this insanity

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #79 on: July 06, 2022, 01:21:13 PM »

Hi. Iím I-180, the one in Wyoming of course. Iím an arterial in Cheyenne with traffic lights and a diamond interchange at my parent that just so happens to be an Interstate.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #80 on: July 06, 2022, 01:24:12 PM »

Hello, I'm I-70. I'm a little bit of a introverted extravert. I love climbing mountains and running in deserts, but I also like to just hang out at a nice Park & Ride. Baltimore is my favorite city and I'm glad I live there.

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #81 on: July 06, 2022, 01:54:44 PM »

I'm I-180 in Illinois. I'm stubborn and no how much you want me to go away, I'm still here.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #82 on: July 06, 2022, 02:02:13 PM »

I know Iíve posted this before, but the only thing I can think of whenever I see a thread like this is this insanity

Ha, I've seen that before. It keeps randomly popping up in search engine results when I try looking for real highway information. Really annoying. They seem to have accidentally cornered the SEO market on wiki pages about roads..
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #83 on: July 06, 2022, 02:07:38 PM »

I'm I-295. I'm one of a group of octuplets, but we are all very different from one another. Most of us aren't really close, but some of us are.
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Interstates clinched: 4, 57, 275 (IN-KY-OH), 465 (IN), 640 (TN), 985
State Interstates clinched: I-26 (TN), I-75 (GA), I-75 (KY), I-75 (TN), I-81 (WV), I-95 (NH)

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #84 on: July 06, 2022, 02:08:24 PM »

Hello, I'm I-70. I'm a little bit of a introverted extravert. I love climbing mountains and running in deserts, but I also like to just hang out at a nice Park & Ride. Baltimore is my favorite city and I'm glad I live there.

You didn't mention that I-70 has a severed leg that forces you to use someone else's leg to get to the rest of the leg. 
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #85 on: July 06, 2022, 02:23:42 PM »

Hello, I'm I-69. I have started up the routing from NE Indianapolis to Lansing, but I have been extended EASTword to Port Huron, MI. I have recently been extended south to Evansville and beyond to Texas with THREE separate endpoints: Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville. 

It's been a work in progress with Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana having no funds for work on me.  :angry:
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #86 on: July 06, 2022, 04:11:20 PM »

Hello, I'm I-366. I don't exist yet, but when I do, you all will enjoy driving at 85 mph.
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I-70 doesn't go to Baltimore, and I-80 isn't transcon.

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #87 on: July 06, 2022, 04:17:58 PM »

Hello, I'm I-70. I'm a little bit of a introverted extravert. I love climbing mountains and running in deserts, but I also like to just hang out at a nice Park & Ride. Baltimore is my favorite city and I'm glad I live there.

You didn't mention that I-70 has a severed leg that forces you to use someone else's leg to get to the rest of the leg.
Relationships for I-70:

US 40 - Father
US 50 - Mother
US 6 - Uncle
US 30 - Aunt (thanks for taking care of my broken leg)
I-68 - Sibling
I-80 - Half-sibling (their mom is US 30)
I-66 - Half-sibling
I-76 - Cousin (parents are US 6 and US 30)
I-84 - Cousin (parents are US 6 and US 30)
I-75 - love interest (somehow got together after both getting rejected by I-95)

« Last Edit: July 06, 2022, 04:20:02 PM by SkyPesos »
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I-70 doesn't go to Baltimore, and I-80 isn't transcon.

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #88 on: July 06, 2022, 04:25:05 PM »

I-75 - love interest (somehow got together after both getting rejected by I-95)

Nah, they passed by each other in Dayton but didn't actually stay together.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #89 on: July 06, 2022, 04:26:22 PM »

Hello, I'm I-70. I'm a little bit of a introverted extravert. I love climbing mountains and running in deserts, but I also like to just hang out at a nice Park & Ride. Baltimore is my favorite city and I'm glad I live there.

You didn't mention that I-70 has a severed leg that forces you to use someone else's leg to get to the rest of the leg.
Relationships for I-70:

US 40 - Father
US 50 - Mother
US 6 - Uncle
US 30 - Aunt (thanks for taking care of my broken leg)
I-68 - Sibling
I-80 - Half-sibling (their mom is US 30)
I-66 - Half-sibling
I-76 - Cousin (parents are US 6 and US 30)
I-84 - Cousin (parents are US 6 and US 30)
I-75 - love interest (somehow got together after both getting rejected by I-95)

What about I-15?  He has a hand in I-70's birth correct?
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #90 on: July 06, 2022, 04:27:59 PM »

I-75 - love interest (somehow got together after both getting rejected by I-95)

Nah, they passed by each other in Dayton but didn't actually stay together.

Summer fling?
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #91 on: July 06, 2022, 04:29:15 PM »

Hello, I'm I-70. I'm a little bit of a introverted extravert. I love climbing mountains and running in deserts, but I also like to just hang out at a nice Park & Ride. Baltimore is my favorite city and I'm glad I live there.

You didn't mention that I-70 has a severed leg that forces you to use someone else's leg to get to the rest of the leg.
Relationships for I-70:

US 40 - Father
US 50 - Mother
US 6 - Uncle
US 30 - Aunt (thanks for taking care of my broken leg)
I-68 - Sibling
I-80 - Half-sibling (their mom is US 30)
I-66 - Half-sibling
I-76 - Cousin (parents are US 6 and US 30)
I-84 - Cousin (parents are US 6 and US 30)
I-75 - love interest (somehow got together after both getting rejected by I-95)

What about I-15?  He has a hand in I-70's birth correct?
I-70 didn't meet I-15 until they got older. I-25 was one of the first people I-70 has met though.
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I-70 doesn't go to Baltimore, and I-80 isn't transcon.

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #92 on: July 06, 2022, 04:39:32 PM »

Hello, I'm I-69. I have started up the routing from NE Indianapolis to Lansing, but I have been extended EASTword to Port Huron, MI. I have recently been extended south to Evansville and beyond to Texas with THREE separate endpoints: Laredo, McAllen, and Brownsville. 

It's been a work in progress with Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana having no funds for work on me.  :angry:

I-69 is still going through puberty.
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Interstates clinched: 4, 57, 275 (IN-KY-OH), 465 (IN), 640 (TN), 985
State Interstates clinched: I-26 (TN), I-75 (GA), I-75 (KY), I-75 (TN), I-81 (WV), I-95 (NH)

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #93 on: July 06, 2022, 04:45:36 PM »

Hello, I'm I-49. A random segment of me exists between Barling and White Bluff, Arkansas, and I am going through an existential crisis every day until that segment finally connects with the rest of me.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2022, 05:02:56 PM »

For a long time, I-70 was jealous that his older sibling I-80 had two branches to the west coast (San Francisco and Portland) and was hoping that his brother can give the San Francisco one to him after he makes it out of Denver to SLC. But I-70 was a procrastinator, so he didn't try to get from Denver to SLC the first moment he could; he waited for a while. Unfortunately, he waited too long and, a new rule passed that highways can't have self-numbered branches. Because I-70 wasn't even close to SLC yet, US 30 gave birth to a new child (I-84) to take over Portland from I-80. This shattered all dreams of I-70 making it to San Francisco, and the west coast as a whole. After some years, I-70 made his trek west across the mountains and desert but following his mom and uncle (US 50 and US 6) instead of his dad as he originally wanted to. In the middle of the desert, he came across I-15. Those two quickly became friends, with I-15 offering to permanently accommodate I-70's west end in this remote environment, and where it has been since.
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I-70 doesn't go to Baltimore, and I-80 isn't transcon.

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2022, 10:24:21 PM »

My name is Interstate 57. I'm 63 years old. My birthplace is in the southwest section of Chicago, where all the villas are, and I am not married.

My father, I-94, told me, "You, my son, you will have all of the figgy pudding." He told me the story about how he was a mama's boy, always coming back to I-90... my grandmother, if you will. He seemed to take the less efficient route... seeing her join with prostitutes (toll roads) really upset him, even after their lovely time together in Wisconsin. "We tried to have you and I-55 sooner (further north, in Wisconsin)," he said, "but some... government agency in Illinois put a stop to it."

He said he had me because he was worried about my brother, who seemed more obsessed with going to Saint Louis than anything. He was worried about the beeline I-55 made, how it wasn't an effective way to go south, but told me about a wonderful place called Little Rock, the land of Bill Clinton, an epic saxophone player. I wanted to go there, so I started.

I was a bit nervous at first... the south side is scary. I'm pitted up by it to this day. I eventually got out of there, met a kind fellow named I-80, and continued southwest. He seemed like a jolly old guy... I heard from the grapevine that I-80 told I-94 about me, and that it was a very good goal, extraordinarily commendable.

I roamed south across Illinois, joined hands with I-70 and I-64 and sang koom-by-yah I guess, but... they weren't really my type. I-70 was the most beautiful woman I've ever met, and I-64 was the most handsome, but... I don't know... I had one kid, I guess... I think it was from 64. I sent Interstate 24 to Florida. "Conquer the southeast for me," I told him as a little boy. "Go over the mountains and get me to Disney World!" I could tell my time was getting close. I couldn't do it myself... I barely even made it halfway to Little Rock!

The hills ended, and I hopped the Mississippi, like my father, mother, and the east-west friends I made along the way. I even made friends with US 60, we shared real estate for a bit.

In Sikeston, I met my brother. He killed me, but I took it. No children, no x5 glory, no major cities outside of Illinois... I had nothing. I told 60 to get to Little Rock for me... He said he might know a guy. I hope he was right.

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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #96 on: July 06, 2022, 10:46:19 PM »

Hi I'm I-75 I'm a pain in everyone's ass.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2022, 11:47:09 PM »

I'm Interstate 305, I live in Sacramento.  You've probably never heard of me, but I've been around for a while now.  Most people in Sacramento don't recognize me since I dress up like a US Route.  I'm related to Interstate 80, but I don't talk about that because of California State Route 51.
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #98 on: July 07, 2022, 02:17:23 AM »

See also: "Stories of Interstates" thread from 2009
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Re: If Every Interstate Were a Person, What Would Their Story Be?
« Reply #99 on: July 07, 2022, 08:34:46 AM »

I know Iíve posted this before, but the only thing I can think of whenever I see a thread like this is this insanity

oh hell, that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread's title (and its creator's dedication to it honestly frightens me)
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