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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2021, 12:20:39 AM »

Too busy at the moment to make a complete list, but here are some of my more exotic ones:

CO 5 to the Mt. Evans summit (highest road in North America, but not much higher than the Pikes Peak toll road)

The Anton Anderson one-lane tunnel, shared by motor vehicles and trains, to Whittier AK

The short-lived lava viewing road on Hawaii's Big Island ("short-lived" not because destroyed by lava, but rather the lava stopped flowing there enough to generate tourist interest and toll revenue)
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2021, 07:31:58 AM »

Blue Star Turnpike (I-95 in New Hampshire)
Delaware Turnpike
New Jersey Turnpike (mainline and extensions)
Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline
Harbor Tunnel Thruway (I-895 in Baltimore)
Beachline Expressway (FL 528)
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #52 on: May 13, 2021, 08:46:24 AM »

Bridges could probably be a separate thread at this point.

I included bridges and tunnels that have relatively substantial approach roads, such as I-695 (really MD-695) approaching the F.S. Key Bridge. I-895 (Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway) and U.S. 13 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel).
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2021, 11:25:34 AM »

Bridges could probably be a separate thread at this point.

I included bridges and tunnels that have relatively substantial approach roads, such as I-695 (really MD-695) approaching the F.S. Key Bridge. I-895 (Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway) and U.S. 13 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel).
I didn't include any toll bridges or tunnels in my op.

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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #54 on: May 13, 2021, 11:37:10 AM »

Bridges could probably be a separate thread at this point.

I included bridges and tunnels that have relatively substantial approach roads, such as I-695 (really MD-695) approaching the F.S. Key Bridge. I-895 (Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway) and U.S. 13 (Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel).
True, but in all of those examples, the approach roads are free.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #55 on: May 13, 2021, 12:54:27 PM »

I-895 is only free north of Lombard Street.  The other 12 miles are tolled.  You even pay a toll to get on/off at Childs Street, even though you don't use the tunnel in that case.  It absolutely counts.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #56 on: May 13, 2021, 03:42:46 PM »

I-895 is an interesting case. The highway isnít officially tolled except at the tunnel and that one exit, but the way itís set up with all the ramps pointed towards the toll plaza, it ends up being you have no way of exiting before the toll plaza.

But the other two, the approach highways are definitely free.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2021, 02:00:46 AM »

True, but in all of those examples, the approach roads are free.

The U.S. 13 approach road to the CBBT from the Northhampton County (Eastern Shore) side is most definitely not free.

Short parts of the I-895B and I-895A spurs are free, but most of them (especially I-895B) are tolled.

Much of the MD-695 approach to the F.S. Key Bridge from the west is free, even though it is toll-maintained by MDTA.  Part of the approach to the bridge from the east is also free, but a significant portion is toll.

Most of the I-95 approaches to the FMT in Baltimore City (including I-395) are free, even though all of it is toll-maintained.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2021, 06:00:43 PM »

E-470 in Colorado.  Been up CO 5, but no really a toll road.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2021, 06:14:32 PM »

Delaware:
I-95 Delaware JFK Tpk

Delaware/New Jersey:
I-295 Delaware Memorial Bridge

Florida:
County 522 Osceola Pkwy (Orlando area)

Illinois:
I-88 (East-West Tollway) Reagan Tollway
I-90 (Northwest Tollway) Jane Addams Memorial Tollway
I-90 Chicago Skyway
I-94/294 Tri-State Tollway
I-355 (North-South Tollway) Veterans Memorial Tollway
IL 390 (Elgin-O'Hare Tollway)

Indiana:
I-80/90 Indiana Toll Road

Indiana/Kentucky:
I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge (NB)

Kansas:
I-35/335/470/70 Kansas Tpk

Maryland:
I-95 JFK Memorial Hwy/Millard Tydings Bridge
I-95 Ft McHenry Tunnel
US 40 (Susquenhanna River Toll Bridge) Thomas J Hetam Memorial Bridge

New Jersey/New York:
I-78 Holland Tunnel
I-278 Goethals Bridge
NJ/NY 495 Lincoln Tunnel

New Jersey/Pennsylvania:
I-80 Delaware Water Gap Bridge
US 1 Trenton-Morrisville Toll Bridge

New York:
I-84 Newburgh-Beacon Bridge
I-95 New England Thruway
I-278 Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Atlantic Beach Bridge

Oklahoma:
I-44 Turner Tpk
I-44 Will Rogers Tpk
I-44 H.E. Bailey Tpk
Norman Spur H.E. Bailey Tpk

Rhode Island:
RI 138 Claiborne Pell Newport Bridge

Texas:
Spur 97 International Pkwy (DFW Airport)

Former Toll Roads (most were freeways at the time of clinching):
I-95/I-395 Connecticut Tpk
I-95 Gold Star Bridge (CT)
Merritt Pkwy (CT)
Audubon Pkwy (KY)
I-65 Kentucky Tpk
Natcher Pkwy (KY)
Pennyrile Pkwy (KY)
Hutchinson River Pkwy (NY)
I-30 Dallas-Ft Worth Tpk (TX)
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #60 on: May 16, 2021, 06:17:50 PM »

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Well, if they werenít freeways at the time of clinching, what were they? Two-lane roads? Non-limited-access?
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #61 on: May 17, 2021, 04:02:40 AM »

I am sure I clinched at least one on the road trips we used to take from Baton Rouge to Woodstock Connecticut. But I don't know for sure. 
I do know these for sure though:

Hardy Toll Road
Fort Bend Parkway
SH 249 Tomball Tollway
Westpark Tollway
Sam Houston Tollway
Grand Parkway
The Interstate 10, 45, and 69 Hot Lanes
Dallas North Tollway
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #62 on: May 17, 2021, 07:52:40 PM »

As a passenger:
Delaware Turnpike
North Luzon Expressway
Clark Spur Road
Massachusetts Turnpike (prior to the opening of I-90 east to the airport)

As a driver:
whatever was open of SH 183A northwest of Austin in 2010

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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #63 on: May 17, 2021, 09:06:46 PM »

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Well, if they werenít freeways at the time of clinching, what were they? Two-lane roads? Non-limited-access?
Only one was still a toll road, Pennyrile. when I clinched it.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #64 on: May 17, 2021, 10:49:28 PM »

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Well, if they werenít freeways at the time of clinching, what were they? Two-lane roads? Non-limited-access?
Only one was still a toll road, Pennyrile. when I clinched it.
True, but it's still a freeway nonetheless, toll or not.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #65 on: May 17, 2021, 11:38:14 PM »

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Well, if they werenít freeways at the time of clinching, what were they? Two-lane roads? Non-limited-access?
Only one was still a toll road, Pennyrile. when I clinched it.
True, but it's still a freeway nonetheless, toll or not.
It's a regional thing.  Illinois does not refer to a toll highway "tollway" as a freeway.
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Re: Toll roads/turnpikes you have clinched
« Reply #66 on: May 18, 2021, 06:08:39 AM »

I-895 is an interesting case. The highway isnít officially tolled except at the tunnel and that one exit, but the way itís set up with all the ramps pointed towards the toll plaza, it ends up being you have no way of exiting before the toll plaza.

But the other two, the approach highways are definitely free.

I-895 was built and engineered in the pre-Interstate days (it opened 1957) as a way to keep north-south traffic traveling the U.S. 1 corridor and east-west traffic on the U.S. 40 corridor out of downtown Baltimore City.  It was absolutely intended as a thruway, with exits and entrances designed so that all traffic had to pass through the tunnel and pay the toll at the toll plaza located south of the tunnel. All of it has always been toll-maintained. 

The "free" section of I-895 north pf Lombard Street is fairly new.  Before the ramps at Lombard Street were constructed in the 1990's, the only "free" part was an exit at Moravia Road for southbound traffic (which was signed "LAST EXIT BEFORE TOLL") and entrances to I-895 northbound (signed I-95 then and now), since all traffic entering there ended up on I-95. 

When I-95 north of Baltimore opened as the Northeast Expressway (later JFK Highway) toll road i n 1963, I-895 was signed as "TO I-95" but not as I-895 until years later.  It became de-facto I-95 until the Fort McHenry Tunnel opened to traffic in 1985.

The ramps at Childs Street were always there, but only in the past 20-or-so years have has the northbound exit ramp and the southbound entrance ramp been properly signed.
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