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Title: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on September 19, 2018, 05:55:45 PM
Have you clinched I-40 or another similar coast to coast interstate? I think it would be cool to do something like this as a mega road trip. Being that I live in Arkansas, I would have to decided on which way to drive and then wind up making three trips total.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: sparker on September 19, 2018, 06:17:56 PM
I've clinched both I-10 (the last segment in 2001) and I-80; accomplished that in almost one fell swoop (Roseville CA to I-280 in NJ) back in the spring of 1989.  In regards to I-40, I'm missing I-81 to Waynesville, NC, I-26 to Winston-Salem, and everything east of I-85.  I'd have I-90 in the bag as well except for one measly little section between I-87 and US 20 at Exit #2 on the MassPike.  Close but no cigar!
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Duke87 on September 19, 2018, 07:20:45 PM
That is an oddly specific question but yes, in fact, I have clinched I-40.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Max Rockatansky on September 19, 2018, 07:30:08 PM
I've clinched both I-10 (the last segment in 2001) and I-80; accomplished that in almost one fell swoop (Roseville CA to I-280 in NJ) back in the spring of 1989.  In regards to I-40, I'm missing I-81 to Waynesville, NC, I-26 to Winston-Salem, and everything east of I-85.  I'd have I-90 in the bag as well except for one measly little section between I-87 and US 20 at Exit #2 on the MassPike.  Close but no cigar!

I've clinched I-10 twice and I'm just missing part of I-40 in North Carolina.  Honestly (in response to the OP) really aside from needing to get somewhere fast I'd rather take something way more on the scenic side than an Interstate for a "mega road trip."  Granted I-40 goes through some cool regions that have nearby access to US 66 segments and National Parks but man I-10 just plain sucks in terms of scenery.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Henry on September 20, 2018, 09:28:49 AM
I-20 and I-70 are nearly transcontinental (but not quite), and anyone can clinch I-30 in one shot, so it's a little bit surprising that the original post would include I-40 only. But yeah, I have been able to do it as well.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: paulthemapguy on September 20, 2018, 09:32:28 AM
Are you asking if people have clinched it in one sitting?  Or if people have been on all parts of it in general?
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: jon daly on September 20, 2018, 10:11:15 AM
When I was in the Army back in '89, I moved all the way from Monterey, CA to Fort Devens, MA by way of Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo, TX. So I made it coast to coast in two trips, but I took many highways.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on September 20, 2018, 10:55:58 AM
Are you asking if people have clinched it in one sitting?  Or if people have been on all parts of it in general?
I mean, if you can, go for it! But, no I don't think people would want to do that.

That is an oddly specific question but yes, in fact, I have clinched I-40.
It was just a question that popped into my head.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: abefroman329 on September 20, 2018, 11:03:07 AM
I-20 and I-70 are nearly transcontinental (but not quite), and anyone can clinch I-30 in one shot, so it's a little bit surprising that the original post would include I-40 only. But yeah, I have been able to do it as well.
I-90 is fully transcontinental. Iíd argue I-80 is, too.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: webny99 on September 20, 2018, 11:12:37 AM
I'd have I-90 in the bag as well except for one measly little section between I-87 and US 20 at Exit #2 on the MassPike.  Close but no cigar!

In my case, at one point I actually had all of I-90 between Rochester, MN and Boston, MA - except for the very segment closest to my location (this segment (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.0477531,-77.6508297/43.0085404,-77.4388211/@43.1023217,-77.7484654,10.83z)) !!

I have at last clinched that stretch now, as well as the segment between I-35 and Rapid City, so the segment between Rochester, MN (US 52) and I-35 is my new glaring omission.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Jim on September 20, 2018, 01:03:44 PM
Travel Mapping has 10 users with an I-40 clinch, including me:

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| duke87        |
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Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on September 20, 2018, 02:43:11 PM
I have virtually clinched all of I-40 in Arkansas.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: paulthemapguy on September 20, 2018, 03:06:19 PM
You're getting a good start.  When I was your age, I was focusing purely on goals in my home state.  I just wanted to get a photo of every state highway in Illinois.  It feels good to achieve goals that are...well, achievable.  A lot of people on this forum have many more years than either of us--that's why they have accomplished so many clinches and goals of that ilk.  You'll get around to where they're at, if that's what you want.  My only advice is to make sure your goals are what YOU want to do regardless of what anyone else thinks.  Just because others clinch highways and count counties doesn't mean that's what your goals have to be, too.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: webny99 on September 20, 2018, 03:47:12 PM
I have virtually clinched all of I-40 in Arkansas.

Virtually, as in, using Street View...?
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: swhuck on September 20, 2018, 06:53:17 PM
Yes; I finished the eastern NC section about a year and a half ago, largely because you really need to make an effort to get to Wilmington even under the best of circumstances. I've also clinched I-10 and I-80, both many years ago. Missing most of I-90 in Minnesota, New York, and Massachusetts; remaining states long since clinched..
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on September 20, 2018, 08:30:25 PM
I didnít have any standalone mileage on i-40 until this year, only on the duplexes with I-35 and I-55. This year though Iíve added some in NC, TN, AR, and NM, though still even the only significant part of that was in TN.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: robbones on September 20, 2018, 09:17:08 PM
I have clinched I 40 from US 54 in NM to I 95 in NC.

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Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: jon daly on September 20, 2018, 09:48:19 PM
I've been on @ 120 miles of I-40 in Arizona as well as the stretch from Little Rock, Ark. to Dandrige, Tenn..
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on September 21, 2018, 12:22:35 AM
I have virtually clinched all of I-40 in Arkansas.

Virtually, as in, using Street View...?
Well, It was in 2015, but I hadn't developed my interest in the hobby at the time.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: kendancy66 on September 21, 2018, 12:57:13 AM
In 2003 I moved to CA from Annandale VA.  I drove all of I-40 from I-85 interchange to Barstow,CA  in that one trip, except when I was driving through Nashville I took advised detour on freeway (I-440?) that connected on either side of downtown.  Maybe someone here knows about that downtown Nashville I-40 detour.  I  think it is I-440.  But I am certain that I had driven through Nashville on I-40 on a previous trip, as also have driven the I-40 sections from Durham east through Raleigh and on to the eastern terminus in Wilmington.  I also have driven the original I-40 configuration that only connected Durham to Raleigh (now NC-147) to freeway terminus at Wade Avenue
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: fillup420 on September 21, 2018, 02:31:31 PM
I am only missing the piece west of US 491 in Gallup NM. I did Gallup to Asheville NC in one stint. I have covered the rest of NC over time.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: MikeTheActuary on September 21, 2018, 03:43:07 PM
I've clinched both I-10 (the last segment in 2001) and I-80; accomplished that in almost one fell swoop (Roseville CA to I-280 in NJ) back in the spring of 1989.  In regards to I-40, I'm missing I-81 to Waynesville, NC, I-26 to Winston-Salem, and everything east of I-85.  I'd have I-90 in the bag as well except for one measly little section between I-87 and US 20 at Exit #2 on the MassPike.  Close but no cigar!

I've clinched I-10 twice and I'm just missing part of I-40 in North Carolina.  Honestly (in response to the OP) really aside from needing to get somewhere fast I'd rather take something way more on the scenic side than an Interstate for a "mega road trip."  Granted I-40 goes through some cool regions that have nearby access to US 66 segments and National Parks but man I-10 just plain sucks in terms of scenery.

Honestly, if I were taking a cross-country road trip for the express purpose of clinching a highway, I would focus on US highways.   "Drive US20 end-to-end" sounds more interesting than, say, "drive I-80 end-to-end".
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Brandon on September 21, 2018, 03:51:09 PM
No.  I do have I-40 clinched in Tennessee however (I-30, Little Rock, AR to I-26, Asheville, NC) with bits and pieces elsewhere (California, Arizona, Texas).  I have; however, clinched I-70 and I-94, with all of I-80 east of West Wendover, NV.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Techknow on September 21, 2018, 04:44:07 PM
I once traveled from San Jose, CA to Flagstaff, AZ, so I have clinched I-40 in California.

Interestingly on that trip, it was raining on I-40 in California and snowing on the way to and at Flagstaff. Of all the possibly days that could happen, it happened in late April!
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: SSOWorld on September 21, 2018, 09:21:25 PM
What's left for me - anywhere between OKC and Fort Smith.  Also anywhere east of Raleigh.  Everything else is done.

Ironically - of the E-W Major Interstates, I-40 is in the lead - for a guy who lives between I-80 and I-90.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: roadman65 on September 21, 2018, 11:08:23 PM
I have done I-40 from Tucumcari, NM to Kingman, AZ missing two segments.  One is in Albuquerque and the other from the Petrified Forest to where US 180 joins the freeway.  Then I have done it in Oklahoma in the eastern part  as well as Knoxville (including the I-75 overlap), Asheville, and Raleigh.

I-70 I have done from its western terminus to Denver, from Limon, CO to Vandalia, IL (minus its old alignment in St. Louis), the I-57 overlap,  I did it through Indianapolis, and from I-71 to the PA Turnpike.

I-10 I have done parts in TX, such as San Antonio from Downtown to Six Flags, from Winnie, TX to its eastern terminus in Jax, and parts in California such as from the PCH in Santa Monica to the I-5 interchange, and from Upland to Colton.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Rothman on September 23, 2018, 09:14:07 AM
I have clinched I-70.

I have clinched a lot of I-40.  Missing sections in Arizona and North Carolina, but everywhere else is done.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: bassoon1986 on September 23, 2018, 02:32:56 PM
For the major east-west interstates, I-10 is the one I have the most mileage. From Houston to Lake City, FL. For I-40 I have Albuquerque to Amarillo and Fort Smith to the other side of Knoxville


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Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: ce929wax on September 24, 2018, 09:43:59 PM
I have Gallup, NM to Wilmington, NC.  I am just missing California, Arizona, and New Mexico before Exit 20.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: US 89 on September 24, 2018, 10:25:44 PM
I have five different segments of I-40 done: one from Williams to Flagstaff AZ, one from Gallup to Albuquerque, one from Clines Corners to Santa Rosa, one from I-44 to I-35 in Oklahoma City, and one near Wilmington NC.

As for other transcontinental interstates:

I have I-80 from San Francisco (a mile east of the terminus) all the way to I-25 in Cheyenne.

I have I-70 from I-15 to US 50/89 at Salina, then from US 6/191 in Green River to I-76 in Denver. I also have the short bit between I-225 and Pena Blvd in Denver. And then I have the part between I-670 and I-64, plus the I-55 concurrency in IL between I-64 and I-255.

I-90 is covered from I-5 to I-82 in WA, and then from US 93 to I-15 in MT.

I-20 I just have two small sections: the US 287 concurrency near Dallas, and the US 84 concurrency west of Abilene.

I-10 I have between I-37 and Houston, as well as another piece within downtown Houston.

And I-30 I have between Fort Worth and Dallas.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: slorydn1 on September 25, 2018, 04:59:32 AM
I-10 I need from US-231 exit near Cottondale, FL to the I-20 interchange in TX, and then from I-25 in Las Cruces to its western terminus.


I have a significant percentage of I-20 in the bag, I really just need from the I-30 interchange near Fort Worth to the I-75/I-85 interchange in Atlanta to finish that up (yeah I know not a true coast to coast but hey why not, right?).


Oh and yes, little insignificant I-30 is clinched.


For I-40 I still need the section from I-25 in Albuquerque west to I-15 in Barstow to clinch. I did from I-25 east to US-70 in Garner NC in one 2 day sitting in 2011. I have been between Raleigh and Wilmington numerous times previously.


I-70 i am real cloudy on. I know I have from I-270 in the west St Louis suburbs to the I-55 split near Troy Illinois as it existed in the 1980's. I have not been across the new I-70 bridge as it is configured now, and I am not sure if I have from between Troy IL and Effingham. I do know that I have been from Effingham east to at least Frederick MD, not real sure if I have been between Frederick and Baltimore on I-70. I for sure have not been west of I-270 in St Louis on I-70.


I-80 from I-280 in western IL to Ft Lee NJ is done, I need everything west of there.


I-90 from Madison Wisconsin to the OH-2 interchange in Cleveland is done, I need both sides of that yet.


Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: LM117 on September 25, 2018, 07:30:21 AM
Iíve been on I-40 between Wilmington, NC and Knoxville, TN but thatís it. The only interstates Iíve clinched in their entirety have been 3-diís (so far).
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: MikieTimT on September 25, 2018, 08:57:32 AM
Iíve been on I-40 between Wilmington, NC and Knoxville, TN but thatís it. The only interstates Iíve clinched in their entirety have been 3-diís (so far).

And that's the only section of I-40 I haven't clinched.  I live in Arkansas as well and have done all of it from I-15 to I-81 on 2 separate trips.  That stretch looks like it'd be pretty scenic too, so maybe one of these days I'll have a hankering to vacation to a North Carolina beach and knock it out.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: TheArkansasRoadgeek on September 25, 2018, 02:31:12 PM
Iíve been on I-40 between Wilmington, NC and Knoxville, TN but thatís it. The only interstates Iíve clinched in their entirety have been 3-diís (so far).

And that's the only section of I-40 I haven't clinched.  I live in Arkansas as well and have done all of it from I-15 to I-81 on 2 separate trips.  That stretch looks like it'd be pretty scenic too, so maybe one of these days I'll have a hankering to vacation to a North Carolina beach and knock it out.
Sounds like fun!
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: cl94 on September 25, 2018, 04:22:05 PM
I have clinched I-70 and I-90. Can't get any longer than I-90.

I-40 is one I doubt I'll ever get to. Mainly because of the stuff in NC.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: plain on September 25, 2018, 04:53:57 PM
For I-40, I'm missing literally everything west of I-30, but clinched everything east of it.

Looks like the longest 2di I've completely clinched is I-85.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: kphoger on September 25, 2018, 07:13:20 PM
Even though I live only 2Ĺ hours from I-40óI've somehow only managed to be on an 8-mile stretch in OKC (several times), plus Kingman to Albuquerque in high school.

ETA:  Oh, and a 27-mile stretch in Tennessee.  Man, my I-40 map is really disjointed.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: ATLRedSoxFan on October 09, 2018, 03:36:29 AM
I driven the 40/85 concurrency in NC, then I-40 from Ashville, NC to Kingman, AZ.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: SectorZ on October 09, 2018, 04:03:12 PM
My experience is quite limited. Only driven on the TN stretch, exits 407 (TN 66) to 421 (I-81).
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Mapmikey on October 09, 2018, 08:34:40 PM
I have driven I-40 from Albuquerque to Amarillo and everything from Little Rock to Wilmington, NC; plus a few miles around Flagstaff.

I have been a passenger on I-40: Kingman to Williams in AZ; Flagstaff to Holbrook in AZ; Petrified Forest to Albuquerque; Amarillo to Little Rock

If the weather cooperates in January I will drive all of I-40 from Little Rock to Barstow.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: epzik8 on October 09, 2018, 10:30:42 PM
Iíve clinched I-70, even though it only makes it to Utah. I live sort of near its Baltimore eastern terminus. I first tackled between Maryland exits 91 and 83 (in that direction) in 1997, then MD 83-52 in 2005, MD 52-29 in 2006, MD 29-18 in early 2008, and MD exit 18 all the way to St. Louis, Missouri over two consecutive days later in 2008. Then I got the rest on a summer 2009 RV trip: St. Louis to I-29/35 on the first day after flying from Baltimore to St. Louis via Charlotte, and some days later, I hit up the western terminus at Cove Fort, Utah after taking I-15 from Provo. Stayed near the Arches that night; Breckenridge, Colorado the next night; WaKeeney, Kansas (exactly halfway in between Denver and Kansas City) the night after that, and at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City the final night before trading in the RV for a rental car, driving back to St. Louis and flying the return St. Louis-Charlotte-Baltimore flights. I think it was still 2009 when I really made it official and drove that little segment from the I-695 stack to the parking lot just past Security Boulevard.

As for I-40, Iíve been on all but its westernmost 12 miles in Arkansas, from the Mississippi River bridge to I-65 in Nashville and from TN-66 to I-81 in Tennessee, a few miles in the Asheville, North Carolina area (up to the I-26 split), and from the U.S. 117 Connector to its eastern terminus in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Flint1979 on October 10, 2018, 12:22:22 AM
I'd have I-90 in the bag as well except for one measly little section between I-87 and US 20 at Exit #2 on the MassPike.  Close but no cigar!

In my case, at one point I actually had all of I-90 between Rochester, MN and Boston, MA - except for the very segment closest to my location (this segment (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/43.0477531,-77.6508297/43.0085404,-77.4388211/@43.1023217,-77.7484654,10.83z)) !!

I have at last clinched that stretch now, as well as the segment between I-35 and Rapid City, so the segment between Rochester, MN (US 52) and I-35 is my new glaring omission.
Dang man that's awfully close to Rochester for you to be missing that lol. If I lived in Rochester and was missing that I'd go clinch it tonight haha. I honestly have I-90 clinched between Boston and Rochester, MN but nothing else west of there; I finally got to clinch all of Ohio's stretch of I-90 a few weeks ago going between Chicago and Cleveland. I also have I-80 clinched in Ohio as well with that clinch a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Flint1979 on October 10, 2018, 12:29:43 AM
I have some of I-40 clinched but nothing significant really. Nothing west of Little Rock and my trips have been Nashville to Memphis, Memphis to Little Rock and I-77 to Winston-Salem. I think I'd rather take I-10 or I-40 across the country vs. I-80 or I-90.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: amroad17 on October 12, 2018, 12:45:46 AM
I have driven every mile of I-40 between 1999-2007 on my different deliveries when I drove for an expediting company out of Cincinnati.  I have also clinched I-80 during the same time frame.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: MikieTimT on October 12, 2018, 12:17:56 PM
I have some of I-40 clinched but nothing significant really. Nothing west of Little Rock and my trips have been Nashville to Memphis, Memphis to Little Rock and I-77 to Winston-Salem. I think I'd rather take I-10 or I-40 across the country vs. I-80 or I-90.

It's getting to be the time of year you really would rather take I-10 or I-40, as parts of I-80 and I-90 are getting into snowchain season shortly.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: capt.ron on October 13, 2018, 03:42:09 PM
Only section I lack is from Nashville, TN to Wilmington, NC. Everything else has been clinched.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: skluth on October 13, 2018, 07:56:54 PM
I've been on most of I-40. Missing the stretch from OKC to Fort Smith, AR, and everything SE of Raleigh.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Roadwarriors79 on October 29, 2018, 01:27:58 AM
I have been on I-40 from I-81 in TN to US 95 in Needles CA.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Plutonic Panda on October 29, 2018, 01:52:43 PM
I've clinched everything west of Nashville. I've clinched the westbound lanes west of Nashville. West of Memphis, I've clinched it in both directions all the way to Barstow. Between OKC and LA, I've made that drive over 30 times and I still enjoy it! For some reason I really enjoy the drive in west Oklahoma. Also love the New Mexico/AZ border and through Flagstaff.

I almost ALWAYS get pulled over in West Arizona if I drive during the day.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: hbelkins on October 29, 2018, 07:26:32 PM
I have everything from Wilmington to Sallisaw, Ok., and then some other portions in Oklahoma east of OKC. Also most of it between Gallup and Flagstaff (missing the portion that runs by Petrified Forest) and from Williams (I think) to US 93.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: adt1982 on November 12, 2018, 12:52:02 PM
I need to look to see exactly where I got to, but I've ridden on all of I-70 from the Maryland beginning to somewhere west of Denver.  I have driven all of it from the Maryland beginning to Topeka, KS.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Captain Jack on November 15, 2018, 12:13:05 AM
I've got I-40 from Kingman, AZ to Wilmington, NC. Just need to get west of Kingman.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: wriddle082 on November 15, 2018, 03:08:52 AM
As much as I-40 has been a part of my life, I only have it from I-49 in Arkansas to somewhere SE of Benson, NC, then a couple of gaps towards Wilmington.

I only have I-70 in the following sections:
* from Frisco, CO to the east side of Aurora, CO
* from Topeka, KS to East St. Louis, IL
* from the Indianapolis Airport to the I-465 interchange on the east side
* from the western I-270 interchange in Columbus, OH to Washington, PA
* from Hancock, MD to the MD 32 exit

I think I have all of I-10 from Beltway 8 east of Houston to the eastern end at Jacksonville.

And I have all of I-20 from Delta, LA to the eastern end at Florence, SC.

I barely have any of I-80 or I-90 to mention, but I do have nearly all of the Mass Pike (I lack it from I-95/MA 128 to I-93).

The only E-W interstates I have fully clinched are 4, 12, 16, 24, 26, and 68.  I lack a couple of sections of 64 in VA from having it fully clinched.  Otherwise I have 59, 77, and 85 fully clinched, and lack the northern couple of miles of 65 from having all of it.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: bassoon1986 on November 15, 2018, 08:20:11 AM
As much as I-40 has been a part of my life, I only have it from I-49 in Arkansas to somewhere SE of Benson, NC, then a couple of gaps towards Wilmington.

I only have I-70 in the following sections:
* from Frisco, CO to the east side of Aurora, CO
* from Topeka, KS to East St. Louis, IL
* from the Indianapolis Airport to the I-465 interchange on the east side
* from the western I-270 interchange in Columbus, OH to Washington, PA
* from Hancock, MD to the MD 32 exit

I think I have all of I-10 from Beltway 8 east of Houston to the eastern end at Jacksonville.

And I have all of I-20 from Delta, LA to the eastern end at Florence, SC.

I barely have any of I-80 or I-90 to mention, but I do have nearly all of the Mass Pike (I lack it from I-95/MA 128 to I-93).

The only E-W interstates I have fully clinched are 4, 12, 16, 24, 26, and 68.  I lack a couple of sections of 64 in VA from having it fully clinched.  Otherwise I have 59, 77, and 85 fully clinched, and lack the northern couple of miles of 65 from having all of it.

Curious...why just Delta, LA on I-20? Weíre you in Vicksburg and just crossed the MS River? Or did you get off to take US 80?


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Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: akotchi on November 15, 2018, 08:56:27 AM
I did I-40 from Wilmington, NC to Little Rock, AR (I-30) all in one trip back in the mid-1990s.  Added two segments in Arizona since then.

Closest full major 2di clinch is I-95 -- just need the last 100 miles in northern Maine.  (Clinched the rerouted PA and NJ portions when the ramps opened . . .)
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: froggie on November 15, 2018, 10:50:31 AM
And I have all of I-20 from Delta, LA to the eastern end at Florence, SC.

Curious...why just Delta, LA on I-20? Weíre you in Vicksburg and just crossed the MS River? Or did you get off to take US 80?

If that's the trip I'm thinking of, I was with him on that.  It was a cross-the-river and turn around, in part to cross the bridge and in part for him to get Madison Parish (county clinching).  I was living in Picayune, MS at the time and he was staying with me for several weeks while assisting with Hurricane Katrina recovery.

Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: wriddle082 on November 15, 2018, 04:53:26 PM
And I have all of I-20 from Delta, LA to the eastern end at Florence, SC.

Curious...why just Delta, LA on I-20? Weíre you in Vicksburg and just crossed the MS River? Or did you get off to take US 80?

If that's the trip I'm thinking of, I was with him on that.  It was a cross-the-river and turn around, in part to cross the bridge and in part for him to get Madison Parish (county clinching).  I was living in Picayune, MS at the time and he was staying with me for several weeks while assisting with Hurricane Katrina recovery.



I was in Vicksburg and just crossed over the river, turned around, and went back.  This was probably way back in the late 90ís.

Froggie no it wasnít our trip in 2005.  We didnít quite make it to Vicksburg that day but I think we got close.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: froggie on November 15, 2018, 04:54:27 PM
Did we cross at Natchez instead?  I distinctly recall us going over the river at one point.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: wriddle082 on November 15, 2018, 05:30:59 PM
Did we cross at Natchez instead?  I distinctly recall us going over the river at one point.


Yes it was Natchez.  Also drove the first 3-4 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway that day.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Cemajr on December 19, 2018, 06:28:02 PM
Got stationed in 29 Palms, CA back in my days in the Marine Corps so I drove I-40 from Raleigh to Barstow back in 2007. Have driven (and still sometimes drive) the stretch from Raleigh to Wilmington several times.

It was such a boring drive as far as scenery and sites go that I took I-10/20/85 when I moved back to NC in 2009.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Mapmikey on January 27, 2019, 09:09:59 PM
Having driven Barstow to Little Rock over the last three days, I have now clinched I-40 nationally.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: CtrlAltDel on January 28, 2019, 05:19:12 PM
Having driven Barstow to Little Rock over the last three days, I have now clinched I-40 nationally.

Congratulations!

As for myself, I have not clinched I-40, but I want to clinch that route as well as I-70. As things stand, I have 51% of 40 and 60% of 70.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: sparker on January 29, 2019, 03:42:20 AM
I-40 is one of the more unusual cross-country Interstates inasmuch as in both directions the major traffic flow exits that route rather than remain on its alignment.  This happens at least twice eastbound:  at OKC, where much of the EB traffic segues onto I-44 toward St. Louis and other upper Midwest points, and at I-81, where much if not most of the traffic, particularly of the commercial variety, simply shifts to I-81, which continues the trajectory of EB I-40 at that point.  Westbound, much traffic (a lot of it coming from SB I-81) simply shifts to SB I-75 SW of Knoxville en route to Chattanooga (and likely I-59).  Since that route parallels the old commercial "shortcut" that was US 11, this phenomenon isn't particularly surprising.  But the greatest shift of WB traffic flow is in the Little Rock (AR) area, with a huge portion of the overall traffic (and much of that of the commercial variety) shifting to I-30, either directly or via I-440 around the south side of town.   

The chances are that unless one is making a deliberate cross-country trek on I-40 with the object being a route clinch, exiting the route at one of these points is a likely occurrence.  Personally, I have yet to traverse that portion through Pisgah Gorge between I-81 and US 74 as well as anything east of Asheville (except for the I-85 multiplex); just never had a destination or point of interest along the route.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: capt.ron on January 31, 2019, 01:28:53 PM
I-40 is one of the more unusual cross-country Interstates inasmuch as in both directions the major traffic flow exits that route rather than remain on its alignment.  This happens at least twice eastbound:  at OKC, where much of the EB traffic segues onto I-44 toward St. Louis and other upper Midwest points, and at I-81, where much if not most of the traffic, particularly of the commercial variety, simply shifts to I-81, which continues the trajectory of EB I-40 at that point.  Westbound, much traffic (a lot of it coming from SB I-81) simply shifts to SB I-75 SW of Knoxville en route to Chattanooga (and likely I-59).  Since that route parallels the old commercial "shortcut" that was US 11, this phenomenon isn't particularly surprising.  But the greatest shift of WB traffic flow is in the Little Rock (AR) area, with a huge portion of the overall traffic (and much of that of the commercial variety) shifting to I-30, either directly or via I-440 around the south side of town.   

The chances are that unless one is making a deliberate cross-country trek on I-40 with the object being a route clinch, exiting the route at one of these points is a likely occurrence.  Personally, I have yet to traverse that portion through Pisgah Gorge between I-81 and US 74 as well as anything east of Asheville (except for the I-85 multiplex); just never had a destination or point of interest along the route.
There is a LOT of truck traffic on I-440, westbound just east of LR. Truckers are wise to use that instead of I-30 because: 65 mph limit vs 60, less vehicles in general (unless they're headed to the airport), road is less curvy vs I-30.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: froggie on January 31, 2019, 06:07:56 PM
^^ This piqued my curiosity, so I looked at a few of the major traffic splits along I-40 using 2017 HPMS data.

At I-15 in Barstow, about 30% (just under 20K AADT) of traffic splits onto I-40...the remainder stays on (or comes from) I-15 towards Las Vegas.

At the western I-55 junction in West Memphis, AR, there is approximately 29,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus ~26,000 in I-55 "through traffic".

At the western I-40/I-840 junction west of Nashville, TN, just over 1/4 (just under 13K AADT) of traffic to/from the west splits onto I-840.

At the eastern I-40/I-840 junction near Lebanon, TN, about 1/4 (~18.5K AADT) of traffic to/from the east splits onto I-840.

At the western I-40/I-75 junction near Lenoir City, TN, there is just over 42,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus just under 57,000 AADT in I-75 "through traffic".  This meshes well with what sparker posted above.

At the I-40/I-81 junction, there is just under 28,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus around 39,000 AADT in traffic coming to/from the Knoxville area that "stays" on I-81.  This also meshes with sparker's post.

At the western I-40/I-85 junction near Greensboro, NC, there is approximately 83,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic (although some of this also turns north onto I-840) versus ~45,000 AADT in I-85 "through traffic".  However, truck traffic is close to an even split between the two routes.

At the eastern I-40/I-85 junction west of Durham, NC, there is approximately 69,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus ~51,000 AADT in I-85 "through traffic".  However, this is also a location where truck traffic is closer to an even split.

I was unable to determine the other major split locations (including OKC and Little Rock) either because of more complex interchanges that included other routes or because they are located in metropolitan areas where local traffic "muddies the waters" and makes determining the volume of through traffic more difficult based just on available AADT data.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: sparker on January 31, 2019, 06:43:20 PM
^^^^^^^^
Having both lived out in the Apple Valley desert and utilized I-15 countless times, an overall 70/30 traffic split in Barstow seems about right for overall AADT, particularly given Vegas as a weekend recreational destination from greater L.A.  But I'll wager the commercial split is more like 60/40 or even 55/45, since I-40 remains the major trucking conduit east from L.A. distribution facilities.  But it's still likely that a technical majority of that traffic still heads up I-15, since LV is itself a regional commercial distribution center -- and there's still L.A. traffic headed for I-70, the SLC area, or even eastward I-80. 
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Sykotyk on February 03, 2019, 02:13:45 AM
I've clinched all of i-40 except for some stretches East of i-95.

Ive clinched all of 10, 20, 30, 70 and 90. Still need a bit of 80 in the bay area and San Francisco in particular.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: ctkatz on February 09, 2019, 12:16:07 PM
I have currently everything between memphis and flagstaff plus the section between 640 in knoxville to I 26 in asheville (not counting overlaps with I 75 in knox and I 65 in nash). I'm planning on getting everything west of flagstaff this year. I don't foresee anything that would get me all of tennessee and north carolina in the future.

gotta say though that I 40 in western north carolina reminds me a lot of I 80 on the california/nevada border.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: wriddle082 on February 09, 2019, 01:14:36 PM
^^ This piqued my curiosity, so I looked at a few of the major traffic splits along I-40 using 2017 HPMS data.

At I-15 in Barstow, about 30% (just under 20K AADT) of traffic splits onto I-40...the remainder stays on (or comes from) I-15 towards Las Vegas.

At the western I-55 junction in West Memphis, AR, there is approximately 29,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus ~26,000 in I-55 "through traffic".

At the western I-40/I-840 junction west of Nashville, TN, just over 1/4 (just under 13K AADT) of traffic to/from the west splits onto I-840.

At the eastern I-40/I-840 junction near Lebanon, TN, about 1/4 (~18.5K AADT) of traffic to/from the east splits onto I-840.

At the western I-40/I-75 junction near Lenoir City, TN, there is just over 42,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus just under 57,000 AADT in I-75 "through traffic".  This meshes well with what sparker posted above.

At the I-40/I-81 junction, there is just under 28,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus around 39,000 AADT in traffic coming to/from the Knoxville area that "stays" on I-81.  This also meshes with sparker's post.

At the western I-40/I-85 junction near Greensboro, NC, there is approximately 83,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic (although some of this also turns north onto I-840) versus ~45,000 AADT in I-85 "through traffic".  However, truck traffic is close to an even split between the two routes.

At the eastern I-40/I-85 junction west of Durham, NC, there is approximately 69,000 AADT in I-40 "through traffic" versus ~51,000 AADT in I-85 "through traffic".  However, this is also a location where truck traffic is closer to an even split.

I was unable to determine the other major split locations (including OKC and Little Rock) either because of more complex interchanges that included other routes or because they are located in metropolitan areas where local traffic "muddies the waters" and makes determining the volume of through traffic more difficult based just on available AADT data.


Did you happen to get Nashville at the western I-40 and I-65 junction, at the NW corner of the downtown loop?  I seriously donít think the NW quadrant of Briley Pkwy messes this up, and itís a simple directional T interchange.  Plus this is a route that I-69 will supposedly provide relief to once itís finished b/w Memphis and Indianapolis.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: froggie on February 11, 2019, 07:53:19 AM
^ I didn't do the inside-Nashville junctions because being right in the core of a large urbanized area would skew the results, plus the vast majority of traffic in such cities/locations is local traffic and not through traffic.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: hbelkins on February 11, 2019, 09:25:11 AM
I have everything from Wilmington to Sallisaw, Ok., and then some other portions in Oklahoma east of OKC. Also most of it between Gallup and Flagstaff (missing the portion that runs by Petrified Forest) and from Williams (I think) to US 93.

To elaborate, my first experience with I-40 was on a family trip to the Outer Banks in the late 1960s. The route was incomplete through North Carolina. The short portion east of US 276 wasn't finished on our first trip; I also think the portion going down the mountain east of Asheville wasn't done either. And, I-40 unceremoniously ended at I-85 in Greensboro. We came back along I-40; as we went to the Outer Banks via I-81 and US 460 so we could visit Appamattox and Williamsburg along the way. We ended up taking VA 168 into North Carolina. On subsequent trips, we used I-40 going east but often varied the route somewhat -- cutting across (I think) NC 98 to reach US 64.

Was the I-40 extension to Raleigh and Wilmington always planned, or was it a later addition to the system? A lot of the old maps of that era did not show a proposed I-40 splitting off what is now the I-85 concurrency. They just showed I-40 ending at I-85.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on February 11, 2019, 09:40:56 AM
I have the concurrency with I-85. That's it.
Title: Re: Has Anyone Ever Clinched I-40?
Post by: Mapmikey on February 11, 2019, 12:24:26 PM
I have everything from Wilmington to Sallisaw, Ok., and then some other portions in Oklahoma east of OKC. Also most of it between Gallup and Flagstaff (missing the portion that runs by Petrified Forest) and from Williams (I think) to US 93.

To elaborate, my first experience with I-40 was on a family trip to the Outer Banks in the late 1960s. The route was incomplete through North Carolina. The short portion east of US 276 wasn't finished on our first trip; I also think the portion going down the mountain east of Asheville wasn't done either. And, I-40 unceremoniously ended at I-85 in Greensboro. We came back along I-40; as we went to the Outer Banks via I-81 and US 460 so we could visit Appamattox and Williamsburg along the way. We ended up taking VA 168 into North Carolina. On subsequent trips, we used I-40 going east but often varied the route somewhat -- cutting across (I think) NC 98 to reach US 64.

Was the I-40 extension to Raleigh and Wilmington always planned, or was it a later addition to the system? A lot of the old maps of that era did not show a proposed I-40 splitting off what is now the I-85 concurrency. They just showed I-40 ending at I-85.

The extension to I-95 was in NCDOT's 1968 interstate mileage request.

NCDOT approved extending I-40's corridor to Wilmington in 1978.

See http://web.archive.org/web/20081025145719/http://www.ncdot.org/public/50thanniv/ncinterstates/download/factsI40.pdf