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Title: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: vdeane on April 11, 2009, 01:05:54 PM
Does anyone have the text from the 50 Interstate Oddities site that was at this url: http://home.wi.rr.com/jhouk/50IO.htm (http://home.wi.rr.com/jhouk/50IO.htm) but is now gone?  It was a nice list but unfortunately the Internet Archive does not have that page.
Title: Re: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: Michael on April 11, 2009, 01:59:57 PM
Check this page (http://jwhouk.blogspot.com/2006_05_01_archive.html).  I have no idea what the original looked like, though.  It's a little ways down the page.
Title: Re: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: vdeane on April 12, 2009, 11:34:02 AM
Thanks!  It's great to know it's not completely gone.
Title: Re: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: V'Ger on April 12, 2009, 03:42:10 PM
Sadly most highway pages seem to fade into the mist
Title: Re: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: Revive 755 on April 12, 2009, 04:47:37 PM
Quote from article regarding I-465:
First of all, the I-465 freeway crosses, intersects or runs concurrent with four separate freeways (five if you count the I-865 spur to the northwest of Indy).

Should be seven if I-865 is counted; they forgot the short whatever the Airport Expressway has been renamed to freeway, and the freeway section of Shadeland Avenue.  If US 31 gets upgraded north of Indy, it will be eight.

The I-270/I-255 loop around St. Louis beats this, with I-55, I-44, I-64, MO 364, I-70, MO 370, I-170, and the new MO 367 freeway section.  If the section of I-270 from I-255 to I-55/I-70 (per Kurumi's site as a once proposed I-870) and IL 255 are counted, the total for the St. Louis loop is 10.  Had the IL 3 and US 460/IL 15 freeways not been canceled, it would be 12, but depending what happens with the Gateway Connector corridor from the southern I-255/IL 3 interchange to the I-55-70/US 40 interchange, it could still reach 11.

Kansas City's I-435 loop has 9:  I-35, KS 10, the freeway section of the Shawnee Mission Parkway (need to see if that one was once planned to connect to I-35), I-70, MO 152, I-29, I-470, US 71, and US 69.  I believe US 169 on the north side of KC is planned to be upgraded to a freeway, and a new spur to connect the NE corner to I-35 is supposed to be studied per the long range transportation plan for KC, so it could reach 11.

There's probably some place with more I have checked yet.
Title: Re: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: Alps on April 12, 2009, 07:39:29 PM
I-287 (NYC) has: NJ Tpk, future NJ 18, I-78, NJ 24, I-80, I-87, Palisades Pkwy, Taconic Pkwy, Sprain Pkwy, I-684, Hutchinson Pkwy, I-95 (NY Thruway).  So it's 11 now, 12 soon.  (Bronx River Pkwy is not a freeway when it crosses 287)
Title: Re: 50 Interstate Oddities
Post by: Bryant5493 on April 12, 2009, 07:48:19 PM
Well, this isn't an Interstate oddity -- it's a freeway oddity.

On Paul Broun Parkway/Athens Perimeter Highway (SR 10 Loop/422 Loop), there's a gap in the freeway, just north of US 78 and just south of US 29. This segment has a traffic light (Peter Street/Olympic Drive).

Here's a video of it. Cue the video to 3m30s (or watch the whole thing -- it's good! :-D).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnzIxSyNz2s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnzIxSyNz2s)

Be well,