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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #200 on: March 31, 2019, 09:41:15 PM »

It's bugging me to death, but at this point it's the new (<2 mile) AR612 north of Fayetteville, AR.

I pass it 5 days out of the week, but I have never needed to head west there.

(It's basically a bypass to XNA Airport that is a few miles off the road.)

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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #201 on: April 01, 2019, 11:13:23 AM »

An example similar to the OP would be the 403 between Woodstock (the 401) and Hamilton (RR 52). I've only driven that segment once or twice and it was for going between job sites.

Quite the opposite for me -- been on that stretch countless times (including yesterday!) but I have never been on the other side of the triangle - 401 between Woodstock and Cambridge.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #202 on: April 01, 2019, 06:48:19 PM »

It is a shame that some people here can't do what I did, and look across Hampton Roads, and wonder how they will ever build 8 Interstate lanes and 4 arterial lanes across 4 miles of deep water (as in deep enough and wide enough to accommodate a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier or a fleet of them for that matter).
I wasn't around to see any of it built sadly. Now the question is how will they ever build 8 more interstate lanes across 4 miles of deep water.
There is nowhere in Hampton Roads area except the CBBT where four miles of deep water is crossed. (The CBBT is mostly in waters 40'-50' deep.) Most of the water within the Hampton Roads basin is under 30 feet deep. It's only in the dredged deep-water channels where depth exceeds 30 feet. The widest deep water is the turnaround deep basin alongside the navy base which is a mile across. The approaches to the MMMBT and HRBT are in waters less than 30 feet deep. Building new crossings of Hampton Roads would be fairly simple if the USN didn't prohibit bridges across the channel between the shipyards and the ocean.

There is nothing simple about building a crossing 3.5 miles long or 4.6 miles long across a harbor that could moor 12 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers at once. 

There is a massive area of deep water there --
http://www.roadstothefuture.com/HRBT_Nautical_Chart_L.jpg

I misworded some with the implication that it is 40+ feet deep all the way across, but my point remains.

The 1862 battle of the ironclads took place near Sewells Point, where the I-664 North Island is today, and that required water at least 22 feet deep.

A high-level bridge would be no piece of cake.  Given the shipping requirements, the main span would need to be at least 2,000 feet wide and 180 feet high, and some of the high-level approaches would extend partway over land.  The Navy and other maritime interests may request at least 3,000 feet wide.
 
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #203 on: April 01, 2019, 07:36:48 PM »

The 1862 battle of the ironclads took place near Sewells Point, where the I-664 North Island is today, and that required water at least 22 feet deep.
FTFY
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #204 on: April 01, 2019, 10:06:15 PM »

All of them.



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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #205 on: April 13, 2019, 03:54:14 PM »

There's several short sections of freeway I'm missing in Toronto
  • The 400 south of the 401
  • Allen Road (EDIT: I'm still missing the part north of the 401)
  • The Gardiner east of Jarvis St
  • The DVP south of Danforth Ave

I knocked a good portion of the above off my list last weekend. But I just noticed today that I'm missing a short segment of the 427 south of the Gardiner (and I was right there! :/)

After Toronto, the closest segments are in Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY:
  • LaSalle Expressway
  • I-990
  • NY 33 south of NY 198
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #206 on: April 13, 2019, 09:51:58 PM »

But I just noticed today that I'm missing a short segment of the 427 south of the Gardiner (and I was right there! :/)

I am wondering if that's possible, considering the southern terminus of 427 is actually at the Gardiner.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #207 on: April 13, 2019, 11:21:46 PM »

I am wondering if that's possible, considering the southern terminus of 427 is actually at the Gardiner.
Maybe not
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #208 on: April 14, 2019, 11:50:51 AM »

I am wondering if that's possible, considering the southern terminus of 427 is actually at the Gardiner.
Maybe not

Interestingly, the MTO suggests it goes all the way down to Coules Ct. But it seems weird that the MTO would maintain the road south of this intersection :hmmm:
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #209 on: April 19, 2019, 10:27:20 PM »

While not a segment that I've never driven on per se, the 2 mile section of I-94 in both directions just west of St. Cloud between the CSAH 75 interchange (exit 158) and the CSAH 2 interchange (exit 160) is a section of freeway that I've only ever been on two or three times despite having lived nearby for 15+ years. When I had to go eastbound, I'd use exit 160; when I had to go westbound, I'd use CSAH 75 via exit 158. Even now, I still bypass that section when headed westbound because of how accessible the CSAH 75 interchange is heading out of St. Cloud.

For reference, here's the section of freeway that I'm talking about. You can tell that the partial interchange for CSAH 75 is designed mainly to handle the inbound/outbound traffic for St. Cloud while the CSAH 2 interchange is designed mainly for local traffic. https://www.google.com/maps/dir/45.5582647,-94.3398356/45.5859642,-94.3621238/@45.5792002,-94.371759,5593m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0

But if you want me to stay completely true to the topic, the nearest freeway section that I've never been on would be I-90 between Rochester, MN and Tomah, WI.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #210 on: April 23, 2019, 05:19:21 AM »

The toll segment of I-185 in South Carolina, about 100 miles away from me.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #211 on: April 23, 2019, 06:13:46 AM »

Most likely something in Eastern NC.  I donít think Iíve ever driven any of the freeway segments that are slated to one day become I-42, or been to Goldsboro or New Bern.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #212 on: April 23, 2019, 08:39:32 AM »

I am wondering if that's possible, considering the southern terminus of 427 is actually at the Gardiner.
Maybe not
Interestingly, the MTO suggests it goes all the way down to Coules Ct. But it seems weird that the MTO would maintain the road south of this intersection :hmmm:

Hmm. I don't keep track of my exact travels through travel mapping or anything like that, but I would consider myself to have clinched ON 427 without having been on that short segment, and for a few reasons:

(1) That segment is visible from the southbound to westbound flyover.
(2) ON 427 is not signed as continuing past the Gardiner (the sign on the right would need to have an ON 427 shield, and it doesn't).
(3) Google Maps identifies the connectors as ramps, not part of a mainline route.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #213 on: May 02, 2019, 04:24:01 PM »

Depends on what's closer to Cincinnati, I-75 North of Sydney, OH, US 35 between Chillicothe and Washington CH, or I-65 between Louisville and Indy.
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