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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2018, 07:58:51 PM »

Great thread.

Thanks!
The idea popped into my head, and I was honestly quite surprised to find it hadn't been done before.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2018, 08:14:06 PM »

Nearest (to where I've ever lived): also MA 57, about 35 miles away.
Heh.  Not too many Riverside/Six Flags fans on here. :D

MA-57 has a weird layout where all the exits are westbound and all the entrances are eastbound.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2018, 10:40:49 PM »

It's almost certainly the Bishop Ford Freeway, which is less than 45 minutes from me.  I have no reason to take it since it runs circumferential to where I live!
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2018, 10:45:09 PM »

Nearest freeway I've yet to drive on? Oh 4, west of Springfield Ohio. (Northern end is 61 miles from home)
Nearest interstate I've yet to drive on? I-75 between I-70 and US 33 (the nearest point on I-75 from me would be 67 miles)
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2018, 10:47:06 PM »

For me, it's probably the 104 Freeway in Rochester.  There's some mileage in Cleveland that I haven't finished as well, but I think Rochester is closer, certainly it's closer to me as the crow flies.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2018, 11:11:25 PM »

It might be the short segment of I-78 between PA 343 and US 22. I don't think I've ever been on that part at all. If I have, it'd be PA 283 between the Airport Spur and PA 230. I've never driven it all the way from Harrisburg to Lancaster.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #56 on: July 18, 2018, 04:15:45 AM »

From Wayland NY, mine would be the Lake Ontario Parkway east of NY 390, followed by a bit of NY 400 around East Aurora.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2018, 04:51:27 AM »

From where I live, it would have to be the southern leg of I-684 leading to I-287.  Might have on a bus on a field trip to NYC, but Iíve never driven it.    I always use the Saw Mill when I head toward NYC and points southwest, and Iíll use the Hutch connection going to Long Island.  That would be about 70 miles from me. Next closest is the Thruway between Exits 17 and 19, about 80 miles.  The whole 17-21A stretch is out of the way.  Iíve only driven 19-21A once driving from Lancaster PA to Lake George, but took US 209 as the hypotenuse of the 84/87 triangle between Port Jervis and Kingston.

MA 57 can be desolate, especially at night.  I would take it as part of the backway home from Springfield if there was night construction on I-91 or I-84.  The west end reminds me of how I-691 (then CT 66) used to end at Exit 4.  You can see where it was meant to extend beyond MA 187.  There is one EB Exit at MA 75 (creating a palindrome).
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #58 on: July 18, 2018, 07:40:33 AM »

MA 240, which is the only inch of freeway in my state I've never been on.

MA 240 is not a freeway. It's similar to Industrial Ave. in Haverhill (most people on this forum aren't familiar with it, but I know you are).
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #59 on: July 18, 2018, 07:47:09 AM »

MA 240, which is the only inch of freeway in my state I've never been on.

MA 240 is not a freeway. It's similar to Industrial Ave. in Haverhill (most people on this forum aren't familiar with it, but I know you are).

One set of ramps followed by two traffic signals does not a freeway make.

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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #60 on: July 18, 2018, 09:38:06 AM »

Pfft.  Freeway segment?
What would you have preferred to answer? Nearest road in general? Nearest Hudson River Crossing?  :-D

Is this as the crow flies?  It might be the eastern part of the LIE, but I'd have to take a ferry to get there.
Sure, why not? Generally, I was thinking of over land, but whatever floats your boat (see what I did there?).

If Long Island doesn't qualify, then eastbound RI-37 might. I've driven the entire westbound portion, but not the eastbound one. If it doesn't matter which direction I took, then the answer may be the Huntington Expressway (RI-10.)
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #61 on: July 18, 2018, 09:55:53 AM »

I-185, I'm pretty sure I drove it from I-85 to US-80 but haven't been on it south of there.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #62 on: July 18, 2018, 10:30:03 AM »

For me:

-- Geographically ('As the Crow Flies') closest - US 31 north of Muskegon, MI.

-- Driving distance closest - US 12 Baraboo, WI bypass.

(those two are close, distance wise)

-- Nearest tollway - IL 390 east of I-290.

An interesting case, due to where I grew up I was never on US (now 'I') 41 between Northland Ave (WI 15/County 'OO') and Richmond St (WI 47) here in Appleton, WI until after I was granted a driving license.

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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #63 on: July 18, 2018, 10:47:50 AM »

This was a tough one...but from SE PA, for me it's the NJ Turnpike between Exits 1 and 6, which is maybe 45 miles from me.

I-95 in DE between the northern I-495 split and US 202, is closer, and I've only driven that once.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #64 on: July 18, 2018, 11:13:31 AM »

Unless the US 58 Emporia bypass counts, it’s either the US 29 bypass of Lynchburg or the newly-extended segment of VA 164, whichever is closer. I’ve driven every bit of freeway in the Richmond area and the rest of the freeways in Hampton Roads.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #65 on: July 18, 2018, 11:17:46 AM »

Honestly a large majority of the DFW area has freeways I've never driven. Most of Dallas and the mid-cities, especially. I-20 out west from here as well. Didn't realize until recently that the 20/30 merge was actually the western terminus of I-30, so that was neat to learn.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2018, 12:20:38 PM »

CA-13 Warren Freeway, CA-163 and CA-110 are the nearest freeways I never been to.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2018, 01:11:45 PM »

Something in Chicago; IL 53 probably.  Was a passenger on part of it, but never drove.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2018, 01:15:45 PM »

Something in Chicago; IL 53 probably.  Was a passenger on part of it, but never drove.

Looking at the OP, "drive" probably wasn't literal.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2018, 01:21:38 PM »

From where I live (Wakefield, MA), the nearest freeway segment I've never driven is I-295 in Maine.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #70 on: July 18, 2018, 01:33:33 PM »

From where I live (Wakefield, MA), the nearest freeway segment I've never driven is I-295 in Maine.

Just making sure you have been on all of these:
  • Everything in Greater Providence, including:
  •     PVD airport connector
  •     RI 10 east of I-95
  •     RI 37 west of I-295 and east of I-95
  • Circumferential Highway, Nashua, NH
  • MA 18 in New Bedford (unlike MA 240, this is a freeway for one mile)
  • Manchester NH airport connector
  • I-89 east of I-93
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #71 on: July 18, 2018, 02:47:06 PM »

Unless the US 58 Emporia bypass counts, itís either the US 29 bypass of Lynchburg or the newly-extended segment of VA 164, whichever is closer. Iíve driven every bit of freeway in the Richmond area and the rest of the freeways in Hampton Roads.

Indeed the US 58 Emporia bypass is not a full freeway as the connections to both Davis St and Reese St meets the bypass at at-grade intersections. However, I do consider the Lawrenceville bypass, about 20 miles to the west, a freeway (not sure if you've driven that or not).
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2018, 04:30:13 PM »

Unless the US 58 Emporia bypass counts, itís either the US 29 bypass of Lynchburg or the newly-extended segment of VA 164, whichever is closer. Iíve driven every bit of freeway in the Richmond area and the rest of the freeways in Hampton Roads.
Indeed the US 58 Emporia bypass is not a full freeway as the connections to both Davis St and Reese St meets the bypass at at-grade intersections. However, I do consider the Lawrenceville bypass, about 20 miles to the west, a freeway (not sure if you've driven that or not).

Correct on both.  These US-58 bypasses are full freeways -- Courtland, Franklin and Suffolk.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2018, 04:40:14 PM »

The Dulles Greenway portion of VA 267.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #74 on: July 18, 2018, 05:03:01 PM »

For me, it's the section of I-469 from the US-24 interchange north and west to I-69 in Fort Wayne.

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