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Author Topic: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.  (Read 943 times)

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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2019, 04:53:03 PM »

M-28 for me.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2019, 05:18:22 PM »

In CA, the only state highways I haven't traveled on are 186 and 188, the short border connectors; did 266 "way back when".  Oh -- 207 was established long after the last time I was up at Bear Valley, so I may have driven the actual road at some point in the '60's or '70's, but not as a state route.  Otherwise, I've driven on at least a portion of the remainder at some point.

I'd guess that the longest state highway anywhere that I've not driven on -- and this is sort of pushing it -- is the MSR route of IL 9, IN 26, and OH 119 -- or possibly MI 28.  I'd like to say MSR 200 (really have had little opportunity there) but I have driven it coincidentally with US 89 and I-90 in MT.  Almost used it between US 93 and US 95 several years ago (to check out the parallel MRL rail line), but a very serious storm came up and I just stayed on I-90 over to Spokane.     
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2019, 05:44:20 PM »

In CA, the only state highways I haven't traveled on are 186 and 188, the short border connectors; did 266 "way back when".  Oh -- 207 was established long after the last time I was up at Bear Valley, so I may have driven the actual road at some point in the '60's or '70's, but not as a state route.  Otherwise, I've driven on at least a portion of the remainder at some point.

I've covered over 98% of the CA state route system, including everything outside of the coastal counties from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles. The longest route I haven't touched is CA 27, at about 18 miles. Others completely untraveled are CA 34, CA 107, CA 187, CA 213, CA 229, CA 232, and the CA 1 business route in Cambria.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2019, 07:53:58 PM »

Ohio - Oh 125, 84.6 miles (I have no idea how to find it's length rank)
Pennsylvania - Pa 191, 109.2 miles
Louisiana - US 80, 199 miles/La 2, 190 miles
Indiana - Ind 56, 189 miles
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2019, 09:32:08 PM »

I have to go far down the list of OK routes to find one that I haven't touched, but that's because I've both traveled a lot in the state, and Oklahoma is unusually prone to concurrencies for whatever reason. Just about every route will piggyback on another to jump over a few miles at some point.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2019, 09:34:52 PM »

In Virginia, I think it's VA-57, which is 86.45 miles long and is a road I wouldn't really have any reason to use nor much opportunity to drive. Last time I was down that way was our Christmas 2016 trip to Primland and I opted for the US highways instead because I had some gaps there that were a higher priority, plus it was more important to get down there in ample time ahead of dinner because we had to have our luggage transferred to a 4WD vehicle to reach the tree house we'd booked.

For other states, I have no clue. Too much trouble to try to figure it out. I assume it would likely be something in Texas, but who knows because I don't know how Texas's state routes compare to Alaska's for length and I don't care enough to try to find out.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2019, 10:09:27 PM »

For other states, I have no clue. Too much trouble to try to figure it out. I assume it would likely be something in Texas, but who knows because I don't know how Texas's state routes compare to Alaska's for length and I don't care enough to try to find out.

Short answer is that both Texas and Alaska have individual state routes topping out around 550 miles. But Texas has more long routes, as well as overall state route mileage.

Other states have individual state routes that are even longer, for example CA 1 and MT 200 each over 700 miles (some Great Plains and Mountain states might have their own contenders).
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2019, 02:04:19 AM »

California: CA 96, 146.519 miles (18th longest)
Connecticut: CT 133, 20.05 miles. I've seen this route in Brookfield but don't remember ever driving on it. Longest CT route I've never even seen in real life (even at an intersection) is also the only: CT 182A
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2019, 07:22:57 AM »

I don't remember driving any part of VA 16, and it's 77.5 miles long, so that is my answer. I do remember at least crossing it on I-81 though.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2019, 07:44:34 AM »

Is it weird that I haven't missed a state route in my own state (or neighboring NH)?
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2019, 08:00:33 AM »

Every route on this list. The absolute winner is MT 200.

Taking "state" as meaning "subnational division", then the longest Aragon (Spain) regional route I haven't been yet is A-226 (also the longest regional route here) at about 97 miles. It is split into two sections due to its route dipping into the Valencian Community. I've been past both termini of it, though.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2019, 11:30:04 AM »

For other states, I have no clue. Too much trouble to try to figure it out. I assume it would likely be something in Texas, but who knows because I don't know how Texas's state routes compare to Alaska's for length and I don't care enough to try to find out.

Short answer is that both Texas and Alaska have individual state routes topping out around 550 miles. But Texas has more long routes, as well as overall state route mileage.

Other states have individual state routes that are even longer, for example CA 1 and MT 200 each over 700 miles (some Great Plains and Mountain states might have their own contenders).

I haven’t been to California or Montana, which is why I assumed Texas or Alaska—of the 38 states I’ve visited, they just seemed the most likely to have the longest state routes, recognizing of course Alaska can be odd due to the overall lack of road coverage.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2019, 12:33:09 PM »

Oregon - OR 19 (120.6 mi - 8th)
California - CA 49 (295.1 - 4th)
Nevada - NV 225 (100.3 - 4th)
Washington -WA 21 (191.3 - 2nd)
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2019, 02:19:50 PM »

I have to go far down the list of OK routes to find one that I haven't touched

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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2019, 02:43:25 PM »

Alabama: 51 (25th longest)

Same for me at 114 miles. Next longest in AL I haven't been on is AL95 at 63 miles.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2019, 10:52:17 PM »

Probably IL-96.  I've at least crossed every state highway in IL though.  There are probably less than 15 I haven't driven on.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2019, 12:56:40 AM »

TX 16, the longest primary SH in TX, would have to be mine.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #42 on: January 19, 2019, 02:00:40 PM »

Alabama: 51 (25th longest)

Same for me at 114 miles. Next longest in AL I haven't been on is AL95 at 63 miles.

AL 51 is mine as well.  If not for a reroute in Prattville it would be AL 14.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #43 on: January 19, 2019, 07:46:50 PM »

M-28 for me
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2019, 03:33:01 PM »

For other states, I have no clue. Too much trouble to try to figure it out. I assume it would likely be something in Texas, but who knows because I don't know how Texas's state routes compare to Alaska's for length and I don't care enough to try to find out.

Short answer is that both Texas and Alaska have individual state routes topping out around 550 miles. But Texas has more long routes, as well as overall state route mileage.

Other states have individual state routes that are even longer, for example CA 1 and MT 200 each over 700 miles (some Great Plains and Mountain states might have their own contenders).
SH-16 is the longest state highway in Texas but it's the 9th longest overall highway in the state.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #45 on: March 30, 2019, 02:11:53 PM »

WI-27, though I've crossed it several times. It's the 5th longest I believe, but the next longest I've not been on is WI-55, which is 15th (crossed that one also).
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #46 on: March 30, 2019, 06:22:41 PM »

Illinois 96, which ranks 17th.  I'm planning to clinch it Thursday, however, if the weather cooperates.
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Re: Longest State Route You Haven't Been On.
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2019, 06:45:04 PM »

MN 92, 72.5 miles. I’ve crossed it though.

Wisconsin: WIS 49, 126.71
Maine: ME 16, 187 miles
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