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Author Topic: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972  (Read 10207 times)

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Re: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972
« Reply #50 on: December 14, 2020, 08:58:37 PM »

I see the Super CT 34 idea, which was to go from New Haven to Ridgefield and then cross in to New York as NY 35 continuing to Peekskill, had already been cancelled. I grew up in Ridgefield and my Dad worked in Somers, so that would've been very helpful for him.

I always envisioned that as an eastward extension of I-86.  Except that I would love to see the engineering marvel required to negotiate Bear Mountain.
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Re: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2020, 09:01:55 PM »

I see the Super CT 34 idea, which was to go from New Haven to Ridgefield and then cross in to New York as NY 35 continuing to Peekskill, had already been cancelled. I grew up in Ridgefield and my Dad worked in Somers, so that would've been very helpful for him.

I always envisioned that as an eastward extension of I-86.  Except that I would love to see the engineering marvel required to negotiate Bear Mountain.

If money was no object, they could probably do something like this
https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-20341747-elevated-highway-bridge-autostrada-a18-european-road
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Re: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972
« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2021, 11:45:40 AM »

I found the extra freeways I had seen for New York and PA. They are from the 78000 miles system and the 1970 routes. Also the routes through VT  NH and ME.
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Re: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972
« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2021, 12:15:21 PM »

I found the extra freeways I had seen for New York and PA. They are from the 78000 miles system and the 1970 routes. Also the routes through VT  NH and ME.

Don't leave us hanging, show them!
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Re: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2021, 05:24:05 PM »

On sorry
It's Map 6 . I saw PA at the NU trans library and New York in another book. But they were really close to these maps except PA had 80.
roadfan.com/intreg.html
Illinois became interstates later. Wonder if any other states ever had them in their plans.Texas is sort of like their Trunk highways. And California it looked like the map I saw in Atlas of California.
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Re: CT/MA/RI freeway plans as of 1972
« Reply #55 on: January 11, 2021, 05:31:35 PM »

I can say Iowa Missouri Ohio Illinois and Nebraska all had more ambitious plans later and more than finished their maximum systems. Some slightly different locations. Iowa Ave of Saints not US 52
But I am guessing the Northest because it has so many in Map 6 and the West and South just didn't have the populations to be more ambitious than map 6
Love to have you prove me wrong
Wait. Kentucky the pathways went beyond this map.
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