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Mike2357:
I wasn't sure what to put this idea in, so just decided to dump it in general. List and describe any limited access highways, interstate or not, that you feel takes a weird or random route that doesn't make much sense, or doesn't serve any useful purpose in your opinion. A highway that takes a very weird path, such as almost looping back on itself despite not being a beltway, or just ends unexpectedly in the middle of nowhere.

Example: I-278 in NYC

This "interstate" is just a bunch of different roads slopped together in the same designation. It is not a beltway, yet zigzags through every borough of the city. It constantly changes direction, at some points almost doing 180s on itself. It is designated an East-West highway despite being generally north-south for the most part. It ends in 78 despite not connecting to I 78 in anyway, directly or indirectly. It is extremely congested, has a 45 mph speed limit, it sneaks into NJ for 2 miles without continuing to another major highway (like I 78 for example) many exits are not accessible from both sides and just is a nuisance road overall, any highways in your area you feel similar about? What roads do you think are weird routes?

[Edited to change topic title. -S.]

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CT 11. Highway to nowhere.

Max Rockatansky:
CA 77 and itís tiny half mile freeway lacking a full interchange.

Mike2357:

--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on August 12, 2021, 09:03:54 PM ---CA 77 and itís tiny half mile freeway lacking a full interchange.

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LOL only 1/2 a mile? That's literally just a long stretch of an avenue without a traffic light! Yeah over here we have a road called the "Prospect Expressway" that's only like 1.7 miles long, but half a mile LMAO

Max Rockatansky:

--- Quote from: Mike2357 on August 12, 2021, 09:06:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: Max Rockatansky on August 12, 2021, 09:03:54 PM ---CA 77 and itís tiny half mile freeway lacking a full interchange.

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LOL only 1/2 a mile? That's literally just a long stretch of an avenue without a traffic light! Yeah over here we have a road called the "Prospect Expressway" that's only like 1.7 miles long, but half a mile LMAO

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Shortest field signed State Highway in California.  Grander ambition would have had it much larger in scale than it turned out.

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