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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2023, 05:12:07 PM »

Terminates one end in Arizona

-  US 60
-  US 64
-  US 70
-  US 89
-  US 93
-  US 95
-  US 160
-  US 180
-  US 191

Arizona doesnít have any current US Routes that pass through the state and donít terminate in it.  Previously US 60, US 70 and US 80 all did pass through Arizona without terminating there.

Leaving anything out?
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2023, 06:08:06 PM »

North Carolina termini

US 13 south
US 64 east
US 70 east
US 74 east
US 76 east
US 117 north/south
US 158 east/west
US 176 west
US 178 north
US 220 south
US 258 south
US 264 east/west
US 276 north
US 401 north
US 421 south
US 521 north
US 601 north
US 701 north

If we're gonna be pedantic, then US 19E and 19W south  :awesomeface:
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2023, 06:42:56 PM »

Terminates one end in Arizona

-  US 60
-  US 64
-  US 70
-  US 89
-  US 93
-  US 95
-  US 160
-  US 180
-  US 191

Arizona doesnít have any current US Routes that pass through the state and donít terminate in it.  Previously US 60, US 70 and US 80 all did pass through Arizona without terminating there.

Leaving anything out?

Yes, US 91 on the former pass through list.  US 89A is kind of an odd circumstance given it wasnít clear if it existed in Utah for awhile.  Also, US 66 was on the pass through list (which is why I probably shouldnít try write summaries at work). 
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2023, 06:55:43 PM »

Off the top of my head, only US 2 and US 12 pass through North Dakota without ending. Thatís just 2/8, but only US 10 terminates at some place that isnít the border with Canada.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2023, 07:05:38 PM »

US 66 briefly ended in Sanders, AZ.
US 70 originally ended in Holbrook.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #55 on: April 19, 2023, 09:38:57 PM »

Itís a shame that in both Washington and California that the few highways left terminating there have none in the big cities of San Diego and Seattle. Both cities have no US routes at left at all.

You figure the big population centers on the Coast would have them, but the interstates replaced them as the west coast donít like redundancy of interstate and US routes together.

For WA, there are long sections where US 99 and US 10 were simply twinned and turned into I-5 and I-90, so there would have to be concurrencies that break the state's soft rules on them. US 2 does end in Everett, which is a major city in its own right.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2023, 05:04:49 PM »

Terminates one end in Arizona

-  US 60
-  US 64
-  US 70
-  US 89
-  US 93
-  US 95
-  US 160
-  US 180
-  US 191

Arizona doesnít have any current US Routes that pass through the state and donít terminate in it.  Previously US 60, US 70 and US 80 all did pass through Arizona without terminating there.

Leaving anything out?

Yes, US 91 on the former pass through list.  US 89A is kind of an odd circumstance given it wasnít clear if it existed in Utah for awhile.  Also, US 66 was on the pass through list (which is why I probably shouldnít try write summaries at work).

I was actually thinking of US 163, unless it doesn't count for some reason or another -- the reason being it's a screwed-up route that really should be a state route.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2023, 06:51:47 PM »

Terminates one end in Arizona

-  US 60
-  US 64
-  US 70
-  US 89
-  US 93
-  US 95
-  US 160
-  US 180
-  US 191

Arizona doesnít have any current US Routes that pass through the state and donít terminate in it.  Previously US 60, US 70 and US 80 all did pass through Arizona without terminating there.

Leaving anything out?

Yes, US 91 on the former pass through list.  US 89A is kind of an odd circumstance given it wasnít clear if it existed in Utah for awhile.  Also, US 66 was on the pass through list (which is why I probably shouldnít try write summaries at work).

I was actually thinking of US 163, unless it doesn't count for some reason or another -- the reason being it's a screwed-up route that really should be a state route.

No itís counts, it just goes to show trying to remember everything from memory and posting during a conference call on my end wasnít the most sound idea.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2023, 02:37:21 PM »

NY: 11, 9, 2, 4, 62, 219, 15 (plus 9W and 20A which really should be state routes) all end here. US 220 comes stupidly close, but its official end is in Pennsylvania just short of the state line (though some signs seem to show it entering New York).

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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #59 on: April 21, 2023, 10:00:51 PM »

US 220 comes stupidly close, but its official end is in Pennsylvania just short of the state line (though some signs seem to show it entering New York).
US-220 officially existed (barely) in NY until 2017, when it was truncated back into PA.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #60 on: April 21, 2023, 10:26:10 PM »

Of current US routes in Kansas, the following have one terminus in the state:  US 73, US 159, US 166, US 177, and US 270, for a total of five.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #61 on: April 21, 2023, 11:37:10 PM »

Terminates one end in CO
  • US 24
  • US 34
  • US 36
  • US 38
  • US 84
  • US 138
  • US 164
  • US 285
  • US 400
  • US 450
  • US 550
Terminates both ends in CO
  • US 350
  • US 650
Passes through
  • US 6
  • US 40
  • US 50
  • US 85
  • US 87
  • US 160
  • US 287
  • US 385
  • US 491
  • US 666
Roughly half of the US Highways that enter CO terminate there, primarily due to how hard it is to throw a route over them mountains.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #62 on: April 22, 2023, 12:10:40 AM »

Terminates both ends in CO
  • US 550

US 550 ends in New Mexico.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #63 on: April 22, 2023, 12:17:27 AM »

Terminates both ends in CO
  • US 550

US 550 ends in New Mexico.

Fixed. Blame the weird wording on the Wikipedia page.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #64 on: April 22, 2023, 12:18:22 AM »

As far as I know, the only US highway terminus in Missouri - at least, the only one I definitely know about - is barely an example: namely, US 166/400, which begins/ends at Exit 1 on I-44, near the Missouri/Kansas/Oklahoma tripoint between Joplin and Baxter Springs.

Well, thereís also US 159 in the northwest corner of the state - but Iím not as sure about that one.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #65 on: April 22, 2023, 12:38:34 AM »

As far as I know, the only US highway terminus in Missouri - at least, the only one I definitely know about - is barely an example: namely, US 166/400, which begins/ends at Exit 1 on I-44, near the Missouri/Kansas/Oklahoma tripoint between Joplin and Baxter Springs.

Well, thereís also US 159 in the northwest corner of the state - but Iím not as sure about that one.

US 166, US 400, and US 159 are solid.  In addition, there are also US 56, US 160, and US 275, for a total of six.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2023, 11:49:54 AM »

Agreed that Wisconsin has relatively few current US highway ends.

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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #67 on: April 22, 2023, 11:54:43 AM »

As far as I know, the only US highway terminus in Missouri - at least, the only one I definitely know about - is barely an example: namely, US 166/400, which begins/ends at Exit 1 on I-44, near the Missouri/Kansas/Oklahoma tripoint between Joplin and Baxter Springs.

Well, thereís also US 159 in the northwest corner of the state - but Iím not as sure about that one.

US 166, US 400, and US 159 are solid.  In addition, there are also US 56, US 160, and US 275, for a total of six.

Why hadn't I thought of US 56? It's right here in my city - kicking myself for that.

Anyway, it stands to reason that Missouri would have relatively few US route termini - it's right in the middle of the country, after all.
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« Reply #68 on: April 22, 2023, 12:25:56 PM »

Why hadn't I thought of US 56? It's right here in my city - kicking myself for that.

US routes that come into a state "just to die" (like US 56, US 166, US 400, and US 275 for Missouri, and US 177 and US 270 for Kansas) can be hard to catch.  In this regard, it helps that Wikipedia has articles that list the US routes for each state--any route that does not terminate only at itself at the state line is generally one that has at least one end within the state concerned.

Answering for Nebraska (current routes only):  US 26, US 73, US 136, US 138, US 275, and US 283, for a total of six.

Anyway, it stands to reason that Missouri would have relatively few US route termini - it's right in the middle of the country, after all.

Actually, I suspect states within the middle of the country tend to have large numbers of route termini simply because the density of the US route network drops with long-term precipitation averages as you go from east to west.  (Rainfall drove settlement back when the frontier was still open and most Americans lived on farms; the US highways had their origin in a seven-percent system oriented at improving mobility in rural areas.)  And even if you exclude US routes that terminate at the border if each route continues into the neighboring country, border states will still have an artificially high number of US route termini simply because it is far more resource-intensive to maintain a crossing at an international boundary than it is at a state line within the US, because of the need to provide customs and immigration facilities.

An interesting question to ask might be which states punch above their weight in terms of US route termini per head of resident population, with separate divisions for border and inland states.
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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #69 on: April 22, 2023, 03:04:39 PM »

Why hadn't I thought of US 56? It's right here in my city - kicking myself for that.

US routes that come into a state "just to die" (like US 56, US 166, US 400, and US 275 for Missouri, and US 177 and US 270 for Kansas) can be hard to catch.
Formerly US 460 for MO too I think (thought it got replaced by I-64 west of Louisville). Unless it terminated at the state line and doesn't actually enter St Louis, like how US 25 currently does at OH-KY.

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« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2023, 11:58:29 PM »

Agreed that Wisconsin has relatively few current US highway ends.

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Wisconsin has more interstate ends than it has US highway ends.

2DIs with one end in the state

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2DIs with both ends in the state

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3DIs with one end in the state

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3DIs with both ends in the state

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Re: Most/fewest US route termini?
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2023, 08:54:26 AM »

Virginia has *a lot* of these:

US 11W (north end, if this counts, VDOT considers this a US 11 TRUCK)
US 11E (north end, if this counts, VDOT considers this US 11)
US 17 (north end)
US 21 (north end)
US 33 (east/south end)
US 48 (east end)
US 58 (east end)
US 60 (east end)
US 211 (both ends, intrastate)
US 219 (south end)
US 221 (north end)
US 250 (east/south end)
US 258 (north end)
US 311 (north end)
US 340 (west end, though it enters Virginia twice)
US 360 (both ends, intrastate)
US 460 (east end, though it enters Virginia twice)
US 501 (north end)
US 522 (south end)

US 1, US 11 (technically speaking if you don't count US 11E), US 13, US 17, US 19, US 23, US 29, US 50, US 52, US 220, and US 421 pass through Virginia without ending.
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