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Dirt Roads:

--- Quote from: lepidopteran on June 19, 2022, 03:53:50 AM ---VA: US-15/17 around Warrenton

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The US-29/US-15/US-17 Bypass around Warrenton, Virginia has been mentioned several times on the "Mini Freeways" thread.  This one is interesting because it technically didn't meet the OP requirements, but I think it meets the spirit of the thread.  There is the original eastern part of the bypass along the US-29/US-15 side completed in 1987 that originally had cross-streets and has been upgraded.  Then there is the northern section of the bypass for US-17 completed as a short freeway section in 1998.  The Lee Highway interchange (US-29 Business/US-15 Business, formerly US-211) and the Meetze Road interchange were completed sometime in this same timeframe to convert the original eastern bypass into a freeway.  And now, unbeknownst to me until now, the southern interchange with US-29 Business/US-15 Business/US-17 Business was completed in October 2020, extending the freeway section slightly. 

I'm pretty sure that the central Lee Highway connector for US-29 Business/US-15 Business (formerly US-211) would not have been considered a "Mini Freeway" in that thread, but for the purposes of this thread I think it should count.  This gives Warrenton three different freeways not connected to the rest of the freeway system.

I've had someplace else in mind when I started this thread.  Perhaps someone else will beat me to it...

WillWeaverRVA:

--- Quote from: Dirt Roads on June 24, 2022, 08:54:01 AM ---
--- Quote from: lepidopteran on June 19, 2022, 03:53:50 AM ---VA: US-15/17 around Warrenton

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The US-29/US-15/US-17 Bypass around Warrenton, Virginia has been mentioned several times on the "Mini Freeways" thread.  This one is interesting because it technically didn't meet the OP requirements, but I think it meets the spirit of the thread.  There is the original eastern part of the bypass along the US-29/US-15 side completed in 1987 that originally had cross-streets and has been upgraded.  Then there is the northern section of the bypass for US-17 completed as a short freeway section in 1998.  The Lee Highway interchange (US-29 Business/US-15 Business, formerly US-211) and the Meetze Road interchange were completed sometime in this same timeframe to convert the original eastern bypass into a freeway.  And now, unbeknownst to me until now, the southern interchange with US-29 Business/US-15 Business/US-17 Business was completed in October 2020, extending the freeway section slightly. 

I'm pretty sure that the central Lee Highway connector for US-29 Business/US-15 Business (formerly US-211) would not have been considered a "Mini Freeway" in that thread, but for the purposes of this thread I think it should count.  This gives Warrenton three different freeways not connected to the rest of the freeway system.

I've had someplace else in mind when I started this thread.  Perhaps someone else will beat me to it...

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I feel like the freeway network in Lynchburg and Amherst fits the bill - it's a network of freeways that (sort of) connect to each other, but not to any other freeways. The US 29 Amherst/Lynchburg bypass is a freeway between north of Amherst and US 460, which is itself a freeway between SR 726 and the western end of US 460 BUSINESS southwest of Lynchburg. Meanwhile US 29 BUSINESS and US 501 in Lynchburg is the Lynchburg Expressway, though it has no direct freeway connections itself (it has connections to the bypass via Wards Rd and Candlers Mountain Rd, which are major arterials but not freeways).

Lynchburg also has the Northwest Expressway (US 501), which barely counts as a freeway as it only has one interchange along its length and no other intersections, and it doesn't connect to any other freeways either.

Dirt Roads:

--- Quote from: Dirt Roads on June 24, 2022, 08:54:01 AM ---I've had someplace else in mind when I started this thread.  Perhaps someone else will beat me to it...

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--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on June 24, 2022, 09:49:41 AM ---I feel like the freeway network in Lynchburg and Amherst fits the bill - it's a network of freeways that (sort of) connect to each other, but not to any other freeways. The US 29 Amherst/Lynchburg bypass is a freeway between north of Amherst and US 460, which is itself a freeway between SR 726 and the western end of US 460 BUSINESS southwest of Lynchburg. Meanwhile US 29 BUSINESS and US 501 in Lynchburg is the Lynchburg Expressway, though it has no direct freeway connections itself (it has connections to the bypass via Wards Rd and Candlers Mountain Rd, which are major arterials but not freeways).

Lynchburg also has the Northwest Expressway (US 501), which barely counts as a freeway as it only has one interchange along its length and no other intersections, and it doesn't connect to any other freeways either.

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Indeed, Lynchburg seems like the capital of Mini Freeways.  Let's hit the high notes:

(1) The Lynchburg Expressway almost makes a 3/4 loop around the city; the east side was US-29 (now the relocated US-29 Business) and the south and west sides are US-501.
(2) The US-460 Richmond Highway/Lynchburg Highway runs just south of the Lynchburg Expressway from Timberlake Road to the Tyreeanna Road connector; past of this carries US-29 and part of that also carries US-501.
(3) The Candler Mountain Road connector carries US-501 from the Lynchburg Expressway to the US-460 Richmond Highway freeway; to make the connection you get a cloverleaf move at the north end.  There's been a bunch of recent changes to this super-short freeway.

Those three freeways are interconnected.  Turns out that the newer one is not interconnected:

(3) The US-29 Madison Heights Bypass runs 12 miles from Amherst down to Richmond Highway (US-460), connecting just a short distance from the east end of that freeway.  I can't believe that these two haven't been connected yet.

Then, as WillWeaverRVA mentioned in the other thread, there is a Super Two:

(4) The US-501 Northwest Expressway runs as a Super Two from Old Forest Road to Boonsboro Road (both of which US-501 turn onto).  The south end is only a short distance from the western end of the Lynchburg Expressway.

Edit: The Candler Mountain Road connector (connecting Candler Mountain Road to US-460) is the only freeway portion. So it doesn't fully connect to the Lynchburg Expressway.  Turn that one into a Mini Freeway not connected to another freeway.  Until...

WillWeaverRVA:

--- Quote from: Dirt Roads on June 24, 2022, 11:54:47 AM ---
--- Quote from: Dirt Roads on June 24, 2022, 08:54:01 AM ---I've had someplace else in mind when I started this thread.  Perhaps someone else will beat me to it...

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--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on June 24, 2022, 09:49:41 AM ---I feel like the freeway network in Lynchburg and Amherst fits the bill - it's a network of freeways that (sort of) connect to each other, but not to any other freeways. The US 29 Amherst/Lynchburg bypass is a freeway between north of Amherst and US 460, which is itself a freeway between SR 726 and the western end of US 460 BUSINESS southwest of Lynchburg. Meanwhile US 29 BUSINESS and US 501 in Lynchburg is the Lynchburg Expressway, though it has no direct freeway connections itself (it has connections to the bypass via Wards Rd and Candlers Mountain Rd, which are major arterials but not freeways).

Lynchburg also has the Northwest Expressway (US 501), which barely counts as a freeway as it only has one interchange along its length and no other intersections, and it doesn't connect to any other freeways either.

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Indeed, Lynchburg seems like the capital of Mini Freeways.  Let's hit the high notes:

(1) The Lynchburg Expressway almost makes a 3/4 loop around the city; the east side was US-29 (now the relocated US-29 Business) and the south and west sides are US-501.
(2) The US-460 Richmond Highway/Lynchburg Highway runs just south of the Lynchburg Expressway from Timberlake Road to the Tyreeanna Road connector; past of this carries US-29 and part of that also carries US-501.
(3) The Candler Mountain Road connector carries US-501 from the Lynchburg Expressway to the US-460 Richmond Highway freeway; to make the connection you get a cloverleaf move at the north end.  There's been a bunch of recent changes to this super-short freeway.

Those three freeways are interconnected.  Turns out that the newer one is not interconnected:

(4) The US-29 Madison Heights Bypass runs 12 miles from Amherst down to Richmond Highway (US-460), connecting just a short distance from the east end of that freeway.  I can't believe that these two haven't been connected yet.

Then, as WillWeaverRVA mentioned in the other thread, there is a Super Two:

(5) The US-501 Northwest Expressway runs as a Super Two from Old Forest Road to Boonsboro Road (both of which US-501 turn onto).  The south end is only a short distance from the western end of the Lynchburg Expressway.

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I didn't include the Candlers Mountain Rd connector because it has some at-grade signalized intersections between the bypass and Lynchburg Expressway. The segment between VA 128 and the bypass is basically a ramp since it just feeds into the bypass.

Dirt Roads:

--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on June 24, 2022, 12:32:30 PM ---I didn't include the Candlers Mountain Rd connector because it has some at-grade signalized intersections between the bypass and Lynchburg Expressway. The segment between VA 128 and the bypass is basically a ramp since it just feeds into the bypass.

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You are correct.  VA-128 is getting displayed as an underpass beneath US-501 Candler Mountain, with what looks like a few RIROs.  Zooming in, I can see the signalized intersections.  I just got an official VDOT map last weekend and it only shows the southeastern half as a freeway.  I'll make the correction.

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