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Where in the US are the traffic lights furthest from any other traffic lights?

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KCRoadFan:
A little while ago, I was perusing the thread about counties without traffic lights, which made me wonder: where in the US might one find the most isolated traffic light - that is to say, what traffic light is the furthest away from another traffic light? Or, if a town has multiple traffic lights, then what town is furthest away from any other town with traffic lights?

I'm guessing the towns topping this list are various county seats in sparsely populated western states - places like Ely, Nevada come to mind. Anyway, do you have any info about that? (By the way, on a trip to Albuquerque this past October, I saw one of those temporary construction-zone traffic lights along that very remote stretch of US 350 through southern Colorado between La Junta and Trinidad - however, this post is about permanent traffic lights.)

roadfro:
At least as far as Nevada is concerned, Ely is probably the town to beat. The straight line distance to the next closest traffic signal is around 110 miles to West Wendover to the north, about 170 miles to Mesquite to the south, and about 200 miles to Fallon or Hawthorne to the west—not sure where the next closest signal to the east would be in Utah, but gotta imagine it's somewhere along I-15 or US 89 and that would be at least 130 miles.


EDIT: A short prior thread with similar topic: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28674.msg2578562#msg2578562

SkyPesos:
Somewhere in Alaska probably.

StogieGuy7:

--- Quote from: roadfro on December 08, 2023, 11:35:32 AM ---At least as far as Nevada is concerned, Ely is probably the town to beat. The straight line distance to the next closest traffic signal is around 110 miles to West Wendover to the north, about 170 miles to Mesquite to the south, and about 200 miles to Fallon or Hawthorne to the west—not sure where the next closest signal to the east would be in Utah, but gotta imagine it's somewhere along I-15 or US 89 and that would be at least 130 miles.


EDIT: A short prior thread with similar topic: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=28674.msg2578562#msg2578562

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The nearest traffic light to the east would be in Delta, UT (about 135 mi east) at the corner of Main St (US 50) and 200 W.  But traffic signals are indeed few and far between in this region. 

Parts of Wyoming, Montana, central Idaho, south central UT and the Navajo Res would also be similar to what you find in Nevada.

tmoore952:

--- Quote from: SkyPesos on December 08, 2023, 02:51:21 PM ---Somewhere in Alaska probably.

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EDITED several hours after original post. Had bad info in first version of post. The correct info changes my follow-on statement.

I've driven from Anchorage to the Denali Park entrance, that was about 140 240 miles. It's about 110 miles from Denali Park entrance to Fairbanks, and IIRC less than 100 miles from Anchorage south to Seward.

It's been 16+ years since I've been there, but I assume there is a signal at the Denali Park entrance since that is a big tourist destination.

Of course, there is a lot more to Alaska roadwise than that, which I cannot speak to.

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