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Re: Alaska
« Reply #100 on: October 03, 2022, 04:49:17 AM »

I saw a similar video from the late 70s/early 80s about the building of the Dalton Highway. That + Alaska Highway must be some of the greatest highway engineering ever, just in terms of the environment they had to deal with. (Dalton Highway itself was basically just to provide access to the pipeline during construction, but later on they kept it and improved it slightly and eventually was turned over to public use.)
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #101 on: November 20, 2022, 10:56:43 AM »

Here is a Roadgeek tour of Alaska by InterstateKS.

Here is a rare freeway section in Alaska.
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #102 on: November 20, 2022, 04:28:55 PM »

Looks like InterstateKS got misled about the northern/eastern end of I-A3 from this incorrect map.  Note that the mileages are only right with I-A1 and I-A3 ending at each other in Anchorage, and the I-A3 listing makes no mention of a junction at I-A4, which it would if they all ended at each other.
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #103 on: November 20, 2022, 04:51:24 PM »

Okay, so I'm planning a trip up to Alaska with my 15-year old nephew next year in the last week of March. Speaking of the Alaska interstates, I don't know if it's ever been asked here, but could the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and Palmer ever be designated as Interstate A-1, since it technically already is. Seems like the highway is freeway quality and probably longer than Hawaii's H-1 to boot. I know they have the state highways already on the highway and prefer highway names over numbers, but would it hurt to make it A-1? I figure it's not an important issue up there and probably deemed as not necessary, but has there ever been any talk about it nonetheless?
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #104 on: November 20, 2022, 06:50:10 PM »

It probably falls under the "more trouble than it's worth" category as the impression I have Alaskans are more apt to refer to their highways by name than by number, particularly since the signed AK routes are similar but not 1:1 with the underlying interstates.
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #105 on: November 21, 2022, 12:03:31 PM »

Apologies if this has been posted here before but I absolutely loved this video and couldn’t imagine what it was like for the men who built this beast:

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It is amazing what a real need will produce.  The USA's War Department needed an all-weather supply route that was out of range of Japanese naval aviators and FAST and that road was the only way.  Would it even exist today if not for World War II?  (the USA's flag itself might still have 48 stars).

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Re: Alaska
« Reply #106 on: November 22, 2022, 08:01:57 AM »

Looks like InterstateKS got misled about the northern/eastern end of I-A3 from this incorrect map.  Note that the mileages are only right with I-A1 and I-A3 ending at each other in Anchorage, and the I-A3 listing makes no mention of a junction at I-A4, which it would if they all ended at each other.

Did not realize that I mislabeled I-A1 as I-A3 between Anchorage and Palmer. I made that map in GIS ten years or so ago and don't have a way to update the raw data now. But did at least change the incorrect shield on the png file and corrected the map at https://www.interstate-guide.com/alaska/

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Re: Alaska
« Reply #107 on: November 22, 2022, 02:01:12 PM »

could the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and Palmer ever be designated as Interstate A-1, since it technically already is

So... nothing needs to change?
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2022, 08:38:18 PM »

I meant "signed" as Interstate A-1. But no worries if Alaska isn't that interested, I was just curious. 
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #109 on: November 23, 2022, 10:25:50 PM »

Looks like InterstateKS got misled about the northern/eastern end of I-A3 from this incorrect map.  Note that the mileages are only right with I-A1 and I-A3 ending at each other in Anchorage, and the I-A3 listing makes no mention of a junction at I-A4, which it would if they all ended at each other.

Did not realize that I mislabeled I-A1 as I-A3 between Anchorage and Palmer. I made that map in GIS ten years or so ago and don't have a way to update the raw data now. But did at least change the incorrect shield on the png file and corrected the map at https://www.interstate-guide.com/alaska/
How long does it take the change to propagate out to everyone browsing?
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Re: Alaska
« Reply #110 on: December 01, 2022, 09:40:42 PM »

Looks like InterstateKS got misled about the northern/eastern end of I-A3 from this incorrect map.  Note that the mileages are only right with I-A1 and I-A3 ending at each other in Anchorage, and the I-A3 listing makes no mention of a junction at I-A4, which it would if they all ended at each other.

Did not realize that I mislabeled I-A1 as I-A3 between Anchorage and Palmer. I made that map in GIS ten years or so ago and don't have a way to update the raw data now. But did at least change the incorrect shield on the png file and corrected the map at https://www.interstate-guide.com/alaska/
How long does it take the change to propagate out to everyone browsing?

Not sure, up to two weeks for the cache to clear. I can clear it manually (thought I did but I guess not).

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Re: Alaska
« Reply #111 on: December 04, 2022, 07:51:46 PM »

Looks like InterstateKS got misled about the northern/eastern end of I-A3 from this incorrect map.  Note that the mileages are only right with I-A1 and I-A3 ending at each other in Anchorage, and the I-A3 listing makes no mention of a junction at I-A4, which it would if they all ended at each other.

Hello, Interstate KS here. I saw this a while ago and have since posted corrections on my channel. I was already suspecting that I got it wrong, and this post was the impetus I needed to say something about it. Unfortunately, YouTube does not allow the replacement of videos, but I was able to change thumbnails and post corrections in the descriptions.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2022, 08:26:48 PM by Interstate KS »
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