AARoads Forum

Non-Road Boards => Off-Topic => Topic started by: WISFreeways on September 29, 2009, 08:43:51 PM

Title: Stories of interstates
Post by: WISFreeways on September 29, 2009, 08:43:51 PM
(I-94 speaking)
Hi. I'm I-94. I started my route when I-90 got inspired by Seattle when I-5 started him. So, he decided to let me loose after he went through Billings, Montana :clap: :clap: :clap:. I was very close friends with him, but he betrayed me while we were in Chicagoland by taking I-80 from me  :pan:  :banghead: :pan:. So, I decided to go to Detroit because it had the Big Three and end in Canada while I-69 started his route from Canada :ded:.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Alps on September 29, 2009, 11:16:32 PM
Hi, I-38 speaking.  My parents decided to use contraceptives, so I was never even born.  However, rumor is that somewhere along the way an illegitimate stepchild slipped out... my dad had a relationship with I-80.  I don't really want to talk about it.  From what I understand, everyone is shunning my "cousin" except for I-80.  It's hard to feel badly toward my dad's affair when my parents are such terrible parents.  (I-8 and I-3... and where are they now?  See?)  So... remember me as the lesson for what could have been.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: SSOWorld on September 30, 2009, 12:03:41 AM
This is I-39.  I don't even remember who my biological parents are.  I-90 and I-94 seem to never want to let me go, in fact for a short time while in Wisconsin, they fought over me so we ended up traveling as a triple team.  I've also got friends who wouldn't ever leave me alone.  especially US-51.  He felt so important, that he wanted "TO US 51" to join me for the 6 miles I actually got to travel alone, but I turned that offer down on the count that everyone has to be themselves.  Hell, US 51 told me I couldn't have my own Exit numbers in Wisconsin - what gives?  I still hope for the day that US 51 gets stuck in Bloomington.  I could never find a mate to give me the chance to let I-239 into the world at Madison.  They also told me it would not be legitimate, since we got four squabbling US routes on that path.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: mapman on September 30, 2009, 02:18:47 AM
Hi, my name is I-880.  I grew up in Sacramento, California, helping to get people up to their ski vacations in the Sierra Nevada mountains.  Then all of a sudden my father, I-80, orphaned me, taking over MY route!   :angry:

Did he at least swap me with his old route?  No, he gave it to my step-brother, Business I-80!  (Why does he deserve a freeway, anyway?)   :confused:

Anyway, my good friend California 17 offered to give me some of his route through the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area -- said he needed my help to upgrade himself.  So I was only happy to oblige.   :sombrero:

Now, I'm a wider freeway than I ever was, and named after a famous Navyman, to boot.  Everything's great.  (Well, except for that time twenty years ago when I temporarily lost my hair in an earthquake.  But other than that ...)   :cool:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: mapman on September 30, 2009, 02:22:25 AM
My name is I-380.  Most people know me as the way to the San Francisco Airport.  But I have much bigger dreams.  When I grow up, I'd like to have my own bridge over San Francisco Bay, connecting to my big brother, I-880.  But alas, that's probably never going to happen.     :no:


The name's I-605.  My beat is the Los Angeles metro area.  No one knows where I go, because Caltrans only signs my destinations as "Thru Traffic."  What the @^%$ is with that, Caltrans?  I mean, I go places -- Duarte, City of Industry, Norwalk, Cerritos, even Long Beach, for crying out loud!  I'll be happy with any one of those!  Or, give me a name -- I parallel the San Gabriel River, so why not "San Gabriel River Freeway?"  I'm sick and tired of I-405 constantly bragging about being the freeway to San Diego.  You don't go anywhere near San Diego, nimrod!   :pan:

Anyway, thanks for letting me vent.  That's been building for quite a while.   :biggrin:

---Lets not double post in order to put two stories in a row please - ms
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: SSOWorld on September 30, 2009, 07:26:58 AM
Hi, I'm I-76

and I'm I-84

and I-86

and I-88

[together]and we have evil twins out west, mwahahahaha!  We think I-74 has an identity crisis! mwahahahaha! :happy:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: kurumi on September 30, 2009, 02:29:02 PM
I'm I-295. No, not that one. Not that one either. Just listen for a second. I connect with I-95 on the east coast. No, not Providence, although that's very nice. Yes, 895, I heard about that. Richmond, too. Yes, but they're calling it VA 895.

No, that's the Jacksonville one. Do you really think we all look alike, you bigot? No, not New York; though I agree, that could have been called anything. Yes. Portland. Very good.

(Sigh) No, then I would have been I-205, right? Look at a map.

Yes, I'm longer now. You can probably tell. It's helped my confidence a lot with the other interstates.

-------

I go from Tampa / St. Pete to Daytona, via Orlando. I guess you could call me the vacation interstate... I know, I don't cross a state line. Actually, a lot of interstates don't. So what's your point?

-------

I-10 here. LA, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans, Jacksonville. If it doesn't snow, that's where I go. Y'know, at my west Texas state line, it's actually closer to LA than it is to the east Texas line; and at the east Texas line, it's closer to JAX than to the west Texas line.

-------

Hi, I-99 here. Highest number in the nation. All you haters can suck it. Hey, I had a shirt like that... before I got a job. Is that your girlfriend? Oh, your wife? Nice ****s, but kind of a butterface. Not that it would matter in the dark.

Damn, that's a long line at the bar. 'Scuse me. Out of the way, old lady. Hey barkeep! Beer me! No? Do you know who I am? That's better. Make it two. Keep the change. What? Eleven-fifty? Here's a ten, I'll getcha back next time.

What a boring crowd here. Where's the hot women at? Guess I'll need those beer googles sooner than later... glug glug. Hey baby why don't you take that ring off, then come to my place and take everything else off Ow! What's your problem, b*tch?

Hey cutie, heaven must be missing an angel becBLAUUUAARGHHHHH
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: ssummers72 on September 30, 2009, 02:51:13 PM
Hi I'm I-294.

I go around Chicago connecting I-80/94 South of Chicago to I-94 North of Chicago. I once entered Indiana in the early 1960's along with I-80 and 90. Then I was pulled back to I-94 on the South side when I-90 moved to the Tollroad/Skyway. Then Indiana tried to extend me again in 1968 but the FHWA said no way.... So, I'm stuck with my tolls and congestion for the rest of my life skooting are Chicaga'

I came close to having a twin brother in Metro Detroit but he was replaced with I-275...what a drag.

Maybe I'll get a companion when the build the O'hare West Bypass..

Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: agentsteel53 on September 30, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
I-99... the Glen Quagmire of interstate routes??
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Bryant5493 on September 30, 2009, 06:02:16 PM
Hi, I'm I-285 and I encircle Atlanta.

Some kids from Georgia State University produced a video called 55: A Meditation on the Speed Limit, where they drove 55 m.p.h. across all lanes of traffic. Thought-provoking, but very dangerous.

I'm not signed as inner-outer. I have cardinal directions. I turn north, south, east and west. I'm north-south between I-85/Old National Hwy. and I-75 (Westside). I then turn east-west between I-75 and I-85 (Top End). I'm north-south again between I-85 and I-20 (Eastside), and I then become east-west again between I-20 and I-85 (Southside).

I'm over-worked. I really need an alternate (i.e., the Northern Arc).


Be well,

I-285
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WISFreeways on September 30, 2009, 06:03:45 PM
Hi. I'm I-394. My secret mission was to help my father not be scared of the Twin Cities(it was almost too late, but he managed to swerve just in time in the midst of the Lowry Hill neighborhood), but I told my brother that it was to help upgrade US 12.
I almost have a twin brother in Illinois, but they'll need to build the Peotone airport if they want to get me a twin brother.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Ian on September 30, 2009, 08:21:29 PM
Whazzup dawg?? I'm I-476. My peeps south of Plymouth Meeting know me as my nick name The Blue Route, but my AIM screen name (some of my peeps call me that) is The Mid County Expressway. North of Plymouth Meeting, my homies call me the Northeast Extension, where I steel money from passers by who go through my tolls. I run from the great city of Philadelphia (well, more like Chester, but if I say that, I'll sound like a looser  :-() to north the small city of Scranton in the northeast (home to The Office!). My north end is at I-81 in Clarks Summit while my south end is at I-95. At 132 miles, I am the longest auxiliary interstate in the country! Take that I-495 in Massachusetts! In Springfield, I got me a junction with US 1 at a rare(ish) 3-level diamond interchange. In 1996, I was accused of the murder of PA route 9 north of Plymouth Meeting. Unfortunately, I plead guilty :-(. As punishment, I cause heavy backups on the Blue Route and at times, the Northeast Extension. That's bad for me because people don't want to drive me and they take alternate routes! Uh, so thats it!
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: SSOWorld on October 01, 2009, 02:04:28 PM
I-894 here - from the department of redundancy department, I pretty much only exist because of the exit numbers.   Otherwise my North-South leg is essentially US 45 and my East-West Leg is essentially I-43.   :-/
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: mightyace on October 01, 2009, 02:36:59 PM
I-894 here - from the department of redundancy department, I pretty much only exist because of the exit numbers.   Otherwise my North-South leg is essentially US 45 and my East-West Leg is essentially I-43.   :-/

If only that pesky I-43 extension hadn't come along, I wouldn't feel so irrelevant.  I remember when I was the only number between US 45 and I-94.

Such is progress. <sigh>  X-(
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: exit322 on October 01, 2009, 04:11:41 PM
Hi, I'm I-585.  Yes, the illegitimate one.  My daddy hates me so much that he moved just to get away from me.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WISFreeways on October 01, 2009, 05:03:51 PM
My name is I-380.  Most people know me as the way to the San Francisco Airport.  But I have much bigger dreams.  When I grow up, I'd like to have my own bridge over San Francisco Bay, connecting to my big brother, I-880.  But alas, that's probably never going to happen.     :no:

And when I'm six feet under  :ded:, I'll extend toward the Cabrillo Hwy.

[Fixed quoting. -S.]
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Scott5114 on October 02, 2009, 07:05:03 PM
Oh, um, hello. I'm I-44. I connect Wichita Falls to St. Louis. Pardon my manners--would you like me to get you a drink? No? Oh, okay then. Well, yes, I do run through Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Springfield, MO. I work for OTA...I'm their top source of income! Hey, it makes it up for them having me extended if I help them pay the bills. Don't want to seem ungrateful, you know. The guy I replaced was pretty well liked but it was time for him to retire, so, uh, here I am now! Let me know if you need anything!
Title: Interstate 27- BigMatt
Post by: BigMattFromTexas on October 02, 2009, 08:33:10 PM
Well howdy, Im I-27, you know in North Texas, wait you don't? Prolly cause im so short i mean im only 124 miles long.  :eyebrow:
Well I kinda took over part of US 87 :ded:
I would love to get taller and maybe even grow South to hmm, Mexico? And definetly North towards, possibly Canada. :clap:
If that doesn't happen I'll prolly cry. :-( You don't want dat to happen do you? :no:
 A short story by BigMatt
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WISFreeways on October 02, 2009, 09:32:27 PM
Hi I'm I-794. I got bitten off by mayor John Norquist because he didnt want it to be built :ded:, but my tail still grew a little (Now WIS 794). The Blues Brothers went over the Hoan Bridge - to my then-dead tail while filming their movie. I also am Pennsylvania Ave to my tails terminus at College Ave.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: SSOWorld on October 09, 2009, 05:56:02 PM
I-305 here, not many people know who I am, really.  You would think I would be some freeway in San Diego or Los Angeles?  Nope.  I'm in Sacramento.  But no one would know that since I'm hidden.  I'm actually referred to as Business Loop I-80 or the Capital City Freeway. - at least part of it.  See they wouldn't let me have all of it because they told me it doesn't meet the standards.  I should be I-880.  The current I-880 should be I-180 and that California state route in Fresno should be a different number.  There are other freeways that don't meet standards that have interstate designations, why can't my junior cousin that is linked to me?
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: mapman on October 09, 2009, 07:16:21 PM
My name's I-980, and no one exactly knows where I came from.  I live in Downtown Oakland, California, but don't really go much of anywhere.  Can someone please extend me?  Please?  I hear Walnut Creek is nice.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: DanTheMan414 on October 09, 2009, 10:54:34 PM
As I-894, I forgot to mention that thanks to me, Chicago isn't the only city with an "L"...Milwaukee has one, too.  :sombrero:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: SSOWorld on October 09, 2009, 11:32:51 PM
As I-894, I forgot to mention that thanks to me, Chicago isn't the only city with an "L"...Milwaukee has one, too.  :sombrero:
FAIL :pan:

I-394 reporting in, make sure you're in the right lane on me.  If you're too far left, you better have a transponder from MN-DOT, cause you're about to be raped for a toll.  Of course - you can have someone hitch a ride with you and get away with it :P
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: florida on October 12, 2009, 02:34:29 AM
I-395, here. The one that helps shuttle you to South Beach. Nobody likes me except for my parent. All the other roads like that backstabbing 836, or give me small shelds shoved to the bottom of a guide sign. My other siblings have tons of friends (I'm jealous of my sister I-595, she has a BFF who follows her everywhere).
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WISFreeways on October 16, 2009, 08:35:27 PM
I-305 here, not many people know who I am, really.  You would think I would be some freeway in San Diego or Los Angeles?  Nope.  I'm in Sacramento.  But no one would know that since I'm hidden.  I'm actually referred to as Business Loop I-80 or the Capital City Freeway. - at least part of it.  See they wouldn't let me have all of it because they told me it doesn't meet the standards.  I should be I-880.  The current I-880 should be I-180 and that California state route in Fresno should be a different number.  There are other freeways that don't meet standards that have interstate designations, why can't my junior cousin that is linked to me?
Ah, but the thing is, I-880 wants to be with his sprawling 8-through lane corridor (not to mention his BFF CA-17), NOT I-305  :-D
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: City on October 16, 2009, 10:18:53 PM
Hi, Interstate 25 here. I love high altitudes! Ahh... Wyoming, in the middle of the Rockies! Sadly, I end at I-90 at my northern terminus, and at I-10 at my southern. Oh, by the way, I-27, if anybody was to be extended to Canada and Mexico, it'd be probably me. Don't cry, it's ok. I'll try to make you extended to Denver!  :biggrin:

Anyways, I want more 3dis for myself. All I have on my entire 1,062 mile trek to myself is an 11 mile long freeway called I-225! How annoying!

One last thing: I am part of the Pan-Am Highway, which is the longest drivable highway in the world! How cool is that?

Welp, I'll be headed off (oh, and you should drive me, I'm scenic!).
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: agentsteel53 on October 16, 2009, 10:29:25 PM
the longest drivable highway in the world

so how precisely do you plan on getting across the Darien Gap in north Panama?? 
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: njroadhorse on October 17, 2009, 10:54:42 AM
Hi, I-195 here.  No, not the Providence one.... or the Richmond one.... or the Maine one for the smart ass in the back of the room.  Anyways, I smuggle my daddy from his toll road around Trenton with my brother, I-295.  My brother's the only family that really "understands" me.  I mean c'mon, by two best friends are two overcrowded toll roads!  My brother tells me I might get some of his and daddy's route in a few years if dad can get an interchange operation done in time.  He says its being done by some medical group called the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and that they're kind of jerking dad around.  Anyways, maybe I'll be longer someday and can see Pennsylvania.  Until, then I'll just stick to shuttling people to Six Flags and the Shore.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: algorerhythms on October 17, 2009, 11:53:36 AM
Hi, I-195 here.  No, not the Providence one.... or the Richmond one.... or the Maine one for the smart ass in the back of the room. 
Are you the Baltimore one? What, you don't go to the airport?
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WISFreeways on October 18, 2009, 12:24:04 PM
I-99... the Glen Quagmire of interstate routes??

You are aware that njroadhorse put that into his sig, right?
looks like he is  :pan:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WNYroadgeek on October 24, 2009, 10:00:14 PM
Hi, I'm I-990, a.k.a THE HIGHEST NUMBERED INTERSTATE IN ALL THE LAND!

Of course, I'm also one of the shortest interstates in all the land. When the hell will NYSDOT extend me to Lockport and beyond?
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: OracleUsr on October 25, 2009, 08:54:37 PM
I-99 Giggety Giggety Giggety...ALL RIGHT

(digressing)

Hi, I-229 here.  I have no control cities from my southern terminus because my northern terminus is at a gravel road.

------------------------------------------------

I-74 here.  Some psychopath chopped up my lower leg and scattered the parts through umpteen places in NC

------------------------------------------------

Hi, I-95 here.  Some joker says I end in Daytona Beach at I-4  (as of 2008, those END I-95 signs were still there)
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Darkchylde on October 26, 2009, 01:47:51 PM
'Sup? I-12 here. Just consider me a little sister of sorts to I-10. Some people say I should be an x10, but I'm important enough for two digits! Honest! I don't cut through the traffic misery that is New Orleans, and I'm shorter if you have no reason to go there. I'm a little overwhelmed by the responsibility and the traffic, though. Others are talking about extending me, but I'm comfy where I am.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: cu2010 on November 25, 2009, 09:32:18 PM
Hello. I-790 here. For some reason, nobody can trust me. Instead of letting me have my own free reign of central New York, NYSDOT decided to partner me with NY5, NY8, and NY12! How rude! Sure, some people say that I'm a bit strange, saying that I barely qualify as a real Interstate, but I'm still here! My biggest dream right now is to finally break free of this current road and re-align myself with the Utica-Rome Expressway instead.

Howdy. I-587 here. I really shouldn't even exist, as I'm merely the last little tiny bit of NY28 near Kingston, but somebody decided to stick an Interstate shield on my anyways. How nice. I'm a little separated from my parent, though, as I'm only connected to I-87 by a roundabout. 
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: hbelkins on November 27, 2009, 11:36:24 PM
Hey folks, I'm I-265. What's that? You say you can see right through me, as if my middle isn't even there? Well you might be right. My top half doesn't connect to my bottom half. Now if those idiots in Kentucky and Indiana would get their sh*t together and connect my ends and build that f-ing bridge already, I could be whole.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: hbelkins on November 30, 2009, 12:01:20 AM
Howdy, y'all. I'm I-265.

Wait, wait!!! WTF? I don't exist anymore? My parent ate me? OMG!!!! The horror, the horror!

OBTW ... Rocky Top sucks. :ded:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: njroadhorse on November 30, 2009, 04:27:22 PM
Hey there! I'm I-296.  Screw you 131! Nobody likes you anyway!  Plus, me and M-6 are much better friends anyway.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: hbelkins on November 30, 2009, 06:19:12 PM
Greetings, fellow forum goers. I'm I-64, and like Rodney Dangerfield, I get no respect. I have the red, white and blue Interstate shield, the mightiest road designation of them all, yet on my western end I'm relegated to second-class status. Everybody insists on calling me "40" even though the RWB shield trumps the black-and-white shield. I just don't get it. I've even been rebuilt and am being extended to end at an honest-to-goodness two-digit interstate that ends in "0" and they still call me "40 around here. No wonder the football Cardinals left. This place sucks.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: SSOWorld on November 30, 2009, 06:55:59 PM
Hey, I-70 here, I lost a couple teeth in my endeavors - one was replaced with Breezewood and the other replaced with single-lane tunnels
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Dougtone on November 30, 2009, 07:41:30 PM
There was a thread on MTR about 6-7 years ago called "The sad, broken family of X-78's".  I think that for the purposes of this thread, it may be amusing to read the thread in the Google Groups archives.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: hbelkins on November 30, 2009, 08:14:30 PM
Greetings from Hoosier Country. My number is 164. I'm afraid that a slimmer, smaller number that just moved in to the north of me is going to take me over. I'm hearing that 69 is going to one day run from Indianapolis all the way to Texas and wants to use me as part of the route. At least my parent isn't going to gobble me up like what happened to 265 down in Tennessee, but it's sad all the same to know that I'll be gone in a few years. Give my regards to 390 in New York, I hear the same thing's gonna happen to him once they link 99 from the State College area into New York.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Scott5114 on November 30, 2009, 08:21:20 PM
There was a thread on MTR about 6-7 years ago called "The sad, broken family of X-78's".  I think that for the purposes of this thread, it may be amusing to read the thread in the Google Groups archives.

http://www.nycroads.com/history/I-78_broken/
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Dougtone on November 30, 2009, 09:49:30 PM
There was a thread on MTR about 6-7 years ago called "The sad, broken family of X-78's".  I think that for the purposes of this thread, it may be amusing to read the thread in the Google Groups archives.

http://www.nycroads.com/history/I-78_broken/

That's the one.  I thought it was fitting for this topic.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: mightyace on December 02, 2009, 04:28:30 PM
Wait, wait!!! WTF? I don't exist anymore? My parent ate me? OMG!!!! The horror, the horror!

OBTW ... Rocky Top sucks. :ded:

Hi, I-440 here!  I-265 should be glad he was put out of his misery, Music City doesn't treat it's 3dis well.  It took forever for me to be built as the NIMBYs were busy.  Hey some of the bridges over me are landscaped to disguise the fact that you're crossing over an interstate!  By the time I was finished, it was clear my four lanes were too few but I doubt the NIMBYs will let me expand.

My east end is a convoluted mess.  I'm signed from I-40 along a short duplex with I-24 but not eastward.  I don't know if I end at I-24 or at I-40 and my daddy won't tell me.

Oh well, at least me and my pal, I-65 have the only stack interchange within a 100 miles!

And, being close to Vanderbilt University, don't like Rocky Top either.  But, that's mainly because those $%^%$&*#@ UT fans play it all the time when they come to town to beat Vandy up!
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Brandon on December 02, 2009, 06:02:04 PM
I-69 here.  Never had any desire to go beyond Indianapolis to Texas, much less Mississippi.  I understand that Mississippi has been signing an imposter of me on one of their state routes.  Only one child route, I-469, but plenty of business loops in Michigan.  Shoot, I even swing both ways there, north-south and east-west!
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: njroadhorse on December 03, 2009, 06:31:03 AM
I-271 here.  My sole purpose in life is to bypass people around the booming city of Cleveland.  Not that great of a purpose, right?  There is a perk that makes me an individual in the Interstate world though.  I am the only one in the entire country to have a multiplex with my own 3di kind!  I-480 is my best buddy in the world, and we would do anything for each other.  So, if your ever near Cleveland...
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: hbelkins on December 03, 2009, 03:00:14 PM
Hey, I'm I-181 and I can relate to my Hoosier cousin 164. At least when my Tennessee cousin I-265 disappeared, his parent swallowed him. When it happened to me, 26 was the guilty party. Hope those of you who knew me have fond memories. At least US 23 lives on to preserve my legacy.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: WillWeaverRVA on December 04, 2009, 01:01:22 AM
Hi, I-229 here.  I have no control cities from my southern terminus because my northern terminus is at a gravel road.

Actually, per Google Street View, the county road past the northern terminus of I-229 is now paved.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: PATurnpikeFan816 on July 12, 2016, 11:51:57 PM
Hello, I am I-81. I connect Bristol, Staunton, D.C., Harrisburg, Hazleton, SWB, and Syracuse to Canada and I am part of the fastest route from DC to Ottawa.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 13, 2016, 12:01:45 AM
Really 2009 this thread got necro-revived from?   I know a lot of people have been asking for old threads to be brought back when a topic returns...but damn.  :-D
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: TravelingBethelite on July 13, 2016, 01:22:31 AM
Sure, I'll help with this thread revival...

Hi, I'm I-384! I provide a major link here in the Northeast...at least I think I do. Stupid NIMBYs and the city of Providence stunted my growth. I have a sister in New York and two stunted brothers in downtown Hartford. Part of me was amputated in Willimantic and I never got it back!  :no:  :spin:  :-/
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: formulanone on July 13, 2016, 06:28:25 AM
Hi! I'm I-375 in Saint Petersburg. Well, see you later.

Hi! I'm I-175 in Saint Pete. Well, see you later.

Hi! I'm I-375 in Detroit...well, gotta go.

Hello, my name is I-595 in Annapolis. Top-secret and important bridge stuff, so I can't talk. US 50 will answer any questions on my behalf.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 13, 2016, 07:10:26 AM
Hello, I'm I-60 and part of my route goes through a nuclear test site in the Nevada Test Site.  I've come from the future to warn you...stop FritzOwl now before he builds his army of Interstate Shield wearing shock troopers.  Countless US Routes met their end in the great war and the highways are in ruins.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: 1 on July 13, 2016, 08:28:03 AM
Hello, I-2 here. For some reason, I seem to be disconnected from the other Interstates. I'm also really close to Mexico, which has its own route numbered 2 close to the border. No, I do not support a border wall. When will I ever reach Laredo?





Hello, I-366 here. I used to be VA 28, which seems to be a common number for a state route freeway, as Pennsylvania and Massachusetts also have routes numbered 28 with freeway portions. Now I'm 366. I provide access to the Dulles airport, just like VA 267.



My name is I-278. You separated me from my father. Prepare to die.



Hello. I'm 89. No, I am not 89 years old. I start in Concord, New Hampshire, go through Burlington, Vermont, and end at the Canadian border where Canada forgot to continue the freeway. They remembered to continue with I-91, but not me. Other than Concord and Burlington, I go through no major cities. Someone, please increase the speed limit to 70 or even 75.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 13, 2016, 09:51:54 AM
-  Hello I'm I-19.  Everyone hates me because I'm a short route and wants me to go away so I-11 can move in.  I think it has something to do with the fact that I use the metric system...total roadism here in Arizona...  :eyebrow:

- I-17 here.  People complain that I don't have uphill truck lanes, but I complain about you racing back to Phoenix from Sedona every Sunday night in droves.  Don't you people have anything better to do like bother AZ 87 or AZ 260?

-  Hi, I'm Interstate 4.  I used to have a much better western end point but everyone likes I-275 better than me to St. Petersburg.  I'm kind of like your uncle that keeps his ratted out Firebird with the Screaming Chicken in his front yard who drinks too much...because I'm a train wreck in Orlando.  I'm seeking out help for my problems but it will be years before I'm sober enough to be good for anybody.

-  I-27 checking in.  How many of you actually knew I existed?  Sometimes I feel like I'm completely forgotten and it's lonely out her Lubbock.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: roadman on July 13, 2016, 02:22:34 PM
Hi- I'm I-695 from "Bawstn".  People still call me "The Inner Belt", although the correct term these days should be "The Missing Belt".  You see, despite having a bunch of land cleared for me - some of which was eventually used for an oversized local street that people now want to downsize, I was never built - save for a short double deck section that was subsequently stolen by my distant cousin I-93, as well as a pair of stub ramps over rapid transit and train tracks.  One of these ramps was never used, and the other ramp is now part of an exit to the local road network by a large sports arena.  Never had any signs identifying me put up on the section that was actually constructed, although they did provide lots of signs with my parent's crest (I-95) on them around me - most of these signs remain, but the crest has since been removed from them.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: LM117 on July 13, 2016, 09:20:20 PM
Hi! I'm I-73 and I would really like to expand my horizons and see what lies beyond NC while making friends and bringing people together, but for some reason, everybody thinks I'm an asshole and won't give me the time of day. I didn't ask to be born! I just wanna be loved, dammit! Is it t-t-t-too much to ask?! :-(

(http://bestanimations.com/Music/Instruments/Violins/animated-violin-3.gif)
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Max Rockatansky on July 13, 2016, 11:26:29 PM
Interstate 69 here.  Yes I'm the one with the name that sounds like a 1970s porno movie.  I'd change my name to I-45 with all the CANMEX extensions....nah....who would give up being called I-69?  I've been the go to Interstate for inflated ebay signage prices since the site opened up in the late 1990s.  I'm worshiped in the man caves of many a Viagara huffing repressed male individual named Harold going through a mid-life crisis trying ever so desperately to recapture his youth.  US 69 and may not be blood but his my brotha from anotha motha.   :cool:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: slorydn1 on July 14, 2016, 04:23:17 AM
Hi everybody, I'm I-42.

Officially, I haven't been born yet. Heck, I wasn't even a twinkle in NCDOT's eye when this thread was started!!

But, when I am born I will be the link that gets people from the Capitol to the Crystal Coast. I cullda been a 3di, but that would have pissed off I-476 in PA. I keep telling everyone it's not the size of the Interstate that matters, it's how well you use it!

SO now I'll be my very own 2di, and when I grow up maybe they'll let me hook up with US-70 and we can have some children of our own.


Oh, and stop picking on my brother I-87-he's not even born yet and already is having identity issues-it's not his fault they want to name an east-west Interstate after a north-south one waaaay up there in New Yawk-fuhgedaboutit......
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Henry on July 14, 2016, 10:33:32 AM
Allow me to introduce myself: I-55, the highway with the blues. The reason for that is because I always seem to visit cities associated with that type of music (Chicago, St. Louis and Memphis), and there's even an NHL team near me named the Blues. I wish I could go to New Orleans, but I stop a little short of there to the west. I hear they have some great jazz down there. What do you mean, I can't piggyback on I-10 just to go there?

Hi, I'm I-83, the Baltimore-Harrisburg Interstate. I could've gone to Annapolis as well, but they gave that part to the bastard I-97 that I hate so much. Why wasn't it named I-995? Anyway, I have lots of potential to extend both ways. I wonder how the Rochester and Greensboro efforts are coming along? Especially Rochester, because I want to beat that criminal I-99 to it!

Hey guys, this is I-77, the Interstate that almost didn't exist. Guess the rumors are true, that I love cities that start with the letter C. There's Cleveland, Canton, Cambridge, Charleston (not the SC city, I don't even come close!), Charlotte and Columbia (thank God they extended me to SC in the 70s and 80s because just ending in Charlotte wasn't good enough for me). And I'm so happy for LeBron James and the Cavaliers for winning the NBA championship that I'd be honored to have the part that goes from Cleveland to Akron maned after him.

Hello, we're I-30 and I-45, twin highways that suffer from stunted growth. We were born in Dallas/Fort Worth, and branch eastward to Little Rock and southward to Houston and Galveston. Other highways that end in 0 and 5 stretch from one end of the country to the other, or most of them do anyway, so why can't we? Extensions would do both of us a lot of good.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: hm insulators on July 21, 2016, 07:42:13 PM
Hey folks, I'm I-265. What's that? You say you can see right through me, as if my middle isn't even there? Well you might be right. My top half doesn't connect to my bottom half. Now if those idiots in Kentucky and Indiana would get their sh*t together and connect my ends and build that f-ing bridge already, I could be whole.

Hey folks, I'm I-265's twin brother I-710. What's that? You say you can see right through me, as if my middle isn't even there? Well you might be right. My top half doesn't connect to my bottom half. Now if those idiots in South Pasadena would get their sh*t together and connect my ends and build that f-ing tunnel already, I could be whole.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: sparker on August 03, 2016, 02:39:51 AM
Hey guys, I'm I-210.  Yeah, the California one, not that poser in Louisiana!  I used to be fat, happy, and complete, until some yahoos decided I needed an extension out through Fontucky and San Berdoo.  Guess they thought with my number the whole thing'd be 7 times better than with the previous number they wanted to use.  But I got my sorry ass caught in bureaucratic hell -- they took my rear end away from me, although someone says I still own it -- but now it has big green "57" numbers slapped all over it like it was a bottle of Heinz sauce.  I was supposed to just walk my butt out to Redlands like I owned the road, but somehow those same mofos that talked me into getting that extension in the first place have hung me out to dry.  Now there's more goddam big-ass green signs, with MY number, on the road that should've been ME!  My uncle I-15 and cousin I-215 laugh like hyenas every time they cross what should have been my path.  I can't really blame 'em, not with my d--k hanging out in San Dimas with nowhere to go!  Shit, am I pathetic or what?  If I ever get hold of one of those morons who got me into this mess, I'm going to take one of those green 210 shields and shove it, point-first, right up their..........(transmission mercifully cut off here).       
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: noelbotevera on August 03, 2016, 02:53:14 AM
Hi, I'm I-283. The only one in existence. I'm not even a loop! I'm so short, that my father forgets about me and all I have is this rich guy called I-76...he never talks to me, cause I'm too short and my life was not worth the number. Kill me, please!

Ayy, wussaup dawg, I'm THE real I-76 heuh! Nawt dem posuhs out west. I'm da guy who deals in evurythang, scams, 'igh pricin, huge tolls, and I'm fillllthy riech. I'm da guy who got connnectuns to evurythang, and I don't care 'bout dem losers who say that dey a bettuh root dan me! Naw, I'm the real OG, not that I-80 n I-68 guyz. Dey losuhs.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on August 04, 2016, 10:03:30 AM
I am Interstate 635 - I am all kinds of jacked up.  My mileposts increase counterclockwise unlike my other Texas cousins, and my northern terminus is a state highway (and yes, I have a terminus).  I live in a city where my father has a second personality, and I don't know this other personality, which scares me.  Back in the late 70s, my friend I-20 asked me if he could borrow my legs, and I said yes.  Then in the 80s he chopped them off, and now he walks around on those old legs of mine. How rude!!!  Because of this, I only see my father once.  I have very high blood pressure and no one knows how to fix it :(.   I am in the loop family but I act like a spur.... was I adopted?
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on August 04, 2016, 10:07:06 AM
Interstate 180 here - Yep, that one.  Definitely the black sheep of the family.  No one, and I mean no one, likes to talk to me, or about me, even my dad.  I am extremely deformed, so much that none of me looks like the other kids.  My father was traveling through Cheyenne one day and had a "fun night" and I was illegitimately born.  My legs were broke, my face looks like a brick building, and I look more like our very distance ancestors, the US Highways!  Doctor says I will never grow out of it though.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: jbnati27 on August 04, 2016, 12:11:53 PM
Hi, I'm I-77! I-326, get in my belly!!  :bigass:
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: capt.ron on August 04, 2016, 01:00:10 PM
Hi, I'm I-240. The Okie from.... Oklahoma City (well, that went over like a lead balloon!). Well, I'm here to confuse the hell out of all of you. Why you ask? Because I somehow inherited mile markers from my parent, I-40 just to my north. My west end was cut off for no reason at all, other than to make travelers lives, dare I say, more challenging. I used to connect to my parent in two places, but the powers at be thought that one connection to my parent was sufficient.
I just don't fit in anymore. I connect to my cousin, I-44 but my relationship with him is totally dysfunctional and awkward.
I feel like a spur now instead of a bypass.
Perhaps I need a name change? I have become irrelevant in today's times.
I have two brothers. My eldest lives in Tennessee. My youngest lives in North Carolina. Me and my youngest are jealous of our big brother. Especially me because I'm the middle child and have only one connection to my parent.
My parent has all new concrete and I'm withering away.
Speaking about my parent, I-40, he has something to say as well. He has had a troubled past.

I-40: "Shut up and let me talk!"
Hi, I'm I-40. I got my start by borrowing from my uncle that has passed away: US 66.
He gave me a LOT! From west of El Reno, Oklahoma to Barstow, California, I got his inheritance from early on. He watched me grow as a new whippersnapper in the late 1950's but he kept me in check as I grew older. By the mid 1970's, he began to advance on in age as I took over his duties of moving people and freight little by little. By 1985 my uncle US 66 passed away.
I gave birth to my 3 I-240 sons with my first one in Memphis, Tennessee. I gave birth to a second son in Oklahoma City in the mid 1970's. I got lucky again with a 240 son in North Carolina.
I ran into trouble in Memphis. I was thinking about cutting through Overton Park but the residents wouldn't have any of that. I was told to move north so I did. I like it fine where I'm at. I'm getting a makeover east of Memphis. I'm sure you all will like it!
I have other offspring as well. I have two 440 sons. One lives in Little Rock. He's kind of diabolical though. He has a strange twin called AR 440 just north of me.... but I don't talk about him much.
I have a daughter  I-540 in Fort Smith. She serves Fort Smith quite well. She recently got a makeover. Boy she looks good!
I have another son I-440 in Nashville. He's got stunted growth and is quite constricted. My fault. I gave him coffee when he was an infant. I'm so mean...
I have a bastard also in Tennessee. He goes by TN 840.
I have also another daughter in Tennessee. Her name is I-140. She's kinda short though but is rather feisty. Don't cross her!
Another son in Tennessee is I-640. He's kinda loopy though and I don't understand him much.
On my east end, I have other sister 540 in North Carolina. She is confused though. She thinks she is a bypass and has an estranged sister going by NC 540.
Another sibling 440 also lives in Raleigh. He thinks he's a bypass but really isn't much of one. Kind of an ego problem.
As for me, I'm getting long in the tooth as well. I give motorists fits in Arkansas from Little Rock to Memphis. I need to put on a bit of weight there since I'm so skinny.
Oh yes, I have another I-140 in Wilmington but she's a mess right now. She has a lot of growing up to do.
Annnd, I have a weird relationship with I-15 in Barstow. You see, there is no direct connection from me to I-15 north. Traffic must exit off of me right where I end, drive on a section courtesy of my dead uncle, US 66,  in which the cousin of I-15 took over. I-15 business, which took over my uncle in Barstow.
I have had a long life and I need fixing up all over. Parts of me have been fixed but other parts are in dire need of reconstructive surgery. That's the price you pay for taking over for your uncle.
I get a lot of flack for killing many a small town out west but hey, you got to take the bad with the good nowadays.
Well, that's all I have to say.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: sparker on August 04, 2016, 08:58:54 PM
Hey, all you good folks, it's I-680 up here in NorCal.  Not doing too badly, considering that all my neighbors dump all their traffic onto me!  Take my work buddy CA 24 -- ever since they denied him that promotion that would have taken him out to Pittsburg, just about every bit of work he does winds up on one of my on-ramps!  Sure, I can pass some of it on to that new kid, CA 242 (he's actually related to CA 24, but you wouldn't know it from looking at him!), but I still have to do a lot of grunt work before I can wave it goodbye.  And my sister, I-580, who works for the same company, ends up dumping all her San Jose traffic on me, even though it has to backtrack and take this little piss-ant loop ramp to get to me!  But that's all right, I'm tough enough to take all the crap that gets loaded onto me!  After all, I'm 71 miles long, bigger than most of my 3di brethren.  Being that long (and lean, if I don't mind saying so myself!) I've gotta expect to attract a lot more trouble than most of my family and friends.

And my landlords DID give me a nice, big new bridge just recently.  And they had the good sense to relocate the toll booth before the new bridge instead of where it was with the old one -- right smack at the north end!  Now I don't have traffic backing up onto my new toy!  But I still have issues with my ends -- both of them!  Down in San Jose, I really don't end (although every boss I've had thinks that I do!); I just pass about 70% of my traffic onto my brother, I-280.  Both of us used to have "END" signs at US 101, where all this happens, but they seem to disappear as soon as the landlord puts them up.  Frankly, once the burden's off me, I don't give a rat's ass where it goes!  Now let's get to the north end.  My little sister, I-780, got my old room in Vallejo; that was rather sparsely furnished, with a really dinky cloverleaf connecting to my dad's (I-80's) "man-cave", but my new room, which I got when they kicked that pesky CA 21 tenant out back in '74, is even worse.  It's really skinny, only 4 lanes total, and connects to my dad's room by this crappy old trumpet.  They're supposed to fix this problem, but they're not changing much except for adding a lane here and there -- all my dad's money went into a new set of truck scales east of that damn trumpet.  He does like his toys -- he partied for a year or two after he got that new "Zampa" bridge over the Carquinez (why they called it that is beyond me; if it were "Zappa", I could understand it, but whatever....it isn't my business!).  We'll just have to see what that trumpet looks like when -- and if -- the dust settles.  Oh, here's my dad now; he's got a question:

I-80 here.  Tell me, where do I end?  The state says I go all the way to US 101, but the Feds think I end where the Bay Bridge touches down in S.F.  I got signs saying I'm on the Skyway, but nobody gives me any money to touch up that thing, and it's a hell of lot older than I am, must be pushing 70!  And don't get me started on my son, 280 -- I never get to see him anymore.  Every time someone in the city gets a bug up their ass, they tear off a piece of him.  And they won't even put up decent overhead trailblazer signs on 101 saying to use it to get from him to me and vice-versa!  It's like they're ashamed of us or something!  I feel like the Marxist peasant in "Holy Grail":  "Help, Help, I'm being repressed!"  I'm just a poor parent who wants to have at least some contact with his kid, even it's just through signs!  Will someone help me......please?   
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: CtrlAltDel on August 06, 2016, 06:21:45 PM
Hello, I'm 290 in Illinois. Why don't you stop on by for a while?
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: epzik8 on August 10, 2016, 02:31:59 AM
My name is Interstate 97, or I-97 for short. And I am short. I'm less than 18 miles long and am situated entirely within one county! People think I'm weird for that, but I'm an important Interstate. I connect Baltimore, Maryland's largest city, to Annapolis, the state capital. I go right past the BWI Airport too. And I'm a vital part of the route from Baltimore to Southern Maryland and Richmond, Virginia! Some people think I'm too short for a mainline interstate, but the State Highway Administration seems content to keep me this way for now. I am I-97. I am the Baltimore-Annapolis corridor.
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: ethanhopkin14 on August 10, 2016, 10:16:07 AM
My name is Interstate 97, or I-97 for short. And I am short. I'm less than 18 miles long and am situated entirely within one county! People think I'm weird for that, but I'm an important Interstate. I connect Baltimore, Maryland's largest city, to Annapolis, the state capital. I go right past the BWI Airport too. And I'm a vital part of the route from Baltimore to Southern Maryland and Richmond, Virginia! Some people think I'm too short for a mainline interstate, but the State Highway Administration seems content to keep me this way for now. I am I-97. I am the Baltimore-Annapolis corridor.

Hey I-97.  Don't you think it's funny that you are the shortest mainline interstate terminating in the south at that longest unsigned interstate? Or is it ironic?  Or maybe just coincidence?  Or maybe its just kinda cool?

Sorry every one, he's part of my family, the Sevens.  I can give him a hard time.  My name is Interstate 37.  I live in South Texas and I am 143 miles long.  I start in the south in Corpus Christi the only joint terminus of a Interstate Highway, a US Highway and a State Highway in the country.  I leave the beach and go north to San Antonio and terminate into my cousin, Interstate 35.  For some reason, I continue as a freeway, but that jerk US 281 takes over my pavement.  I would like to continue north as an alternative to Austin (heck maybe a back road to Dallas/Ft. Worth).  I may be short, but I am pretty important.  I am a hurricane evacuation route, and I take that seriously. I go through some rough terrain, but not hilly, just tough if you don't have any water with you.  All my life I have been the connection from Corpus Christi to San Antonio, and indirectly to The Valley, but this new guy is coming in, maybe you know him.  I-69.  Yeah, but he goes by the name I-69E (or I-69W, I think he has a identity crisis down here).  Anyway, he will help me connect to all those people down in The Valley.  Isn't that sweet.

I have a brother in Texas with me.  I think you know him, Interstate 27.  Yeah, that guy.  He is kinda useless.  He terminates in the north at Interstate 40, all well and good, and he is short like me, but shorter at 124 miles.  Then he goes through Lubbock and just ends!!  Into a freeway too., but his evil twin Is US 87.  If he would stretch his legs just another 100 miles he could actually hookup with Interstate 40s brother, I-20.  Many think he needs to go north of Amarillo, which I agree, but he would then leave me in Texas alone. 
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: sparker on August 10, 2016, 05:32:54 PM
Can you hear me?  I'm so tiny, some folks completely forget I'm here.  I'm Oregon's version of I-405, the runt of the litter.  Compared with my middle brother in Seattle and that big bully brother in L.A., I don't really have all that much to do except distribute traffic from US 26 and 30, and serve as an object of scorn from local planning folks, especially at PSU -- their offices overlook my southern flanks.  At only a little over 4 miles long, I'd certainly have an inferiority complex.....

except......I'VE GOT THE BEST F---ING BRIDGE OF ALL YOU 405's!!!!  BIG OL' TIED ARCH, DOUBLE-DECKED!!  SO TAKE THAT AND PUT IT WHERE THE SUN DOESN'T SHINE!!!

Yeah, I know, I'm in Portland, and as just another road, I'm supposed to let the light rail, the trolley, and even the Amtrak Cascade service take center-stage, but......thanks, ODOT, for putting me on the neatest bridge in the state (sorry, Coos Bay).  By the way, when I'm not totally packed up with traffic from my white-shielded cohorts, I'm also the best way to get to Powell's* from just about anywhere in the metro area.  So I've got that going for me.....which is nice!

*for those not familiar with Portland, Powell's is 1 square city block of books.  Chances are if it's been published anywhere, Powell's has a copy.   
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: KG909 on September 01, 2016, 11:10:23 PM
Hey guys, I'm I-210.  Yeah, the California one, not that poser in Louisiana!  I used to be fat, happy, and complete, until some yahoos decided I needed an extension out through Fontucky and San Berdoo.  Guess they thought with my number the whole thing'd be 7 times better than with the previous number they wanted to use.  But I got my sorry ass caught in bureaucratic hell -- they took my rear end away from me, although someone says I still own it -- but now it has big green "57" numbers slapped all over it like it was a bottle of Heinz sauce.  I was supposed to just walk my butt out to Redlands like I owned the road, but somehow those same mofos that talked me into getting that extension in the first place have hung me out to dry.  Now there's more goddam big-ass green signs, with MY number, on the road that should've been ME!  My uncle I-15 and cousin I-215 laugh like hyenas every time they cross what should have been my path.  I can't really blame 'em, not with my d--k hanging out in San Dimas with nowhere to go!  Shit, am I pathetic or what?  If I ever get hold of one of those morons who got me into this mess, I'm going to take one of those green 210 shields and shove it, point-first, right up their..........(transmission mercifully cut off here).       
"Fontucky"
TRIGGERED
TRIGGERED
TRIGGERED
TRIGGERED
TRIGGERED
Title: Re: Stories of interstates
Post by: Darkchylde on September 02, 2016, 12:09:36 AM
Hello, I'm I-49. I wasn't originally planned, but I started out with a fairly important job - connecting three of western Louisiana's larger cities. And I did it well. But I'm not like that little girl over in the southeast part of the state, content to be a glorified I-10 bypass. I've got bigger aspirations. Now I'm going through some growth spurts, starting to make my presence known in Arkansas and Missouri. Hell, I'm even going to poke into Texas a little bit just because I can. As soon as I'm done filling out in all the right places, I'll connect Cajun Country to the Midwest... and you are going to love me.

I'm a little miffed about my north end though. Sure, I get to Kansas City... technically... but I end at two 3dis. Grandpappy 71 really needs to get rid of those three damn lights.