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Author Topic: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On  (Read 4587 times)

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2018, 02:35:46 PM »

For US highways, I have been on tiny stretches of US 20 and US 6, but none of US 30


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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2018, 03:25:51 PM »

Checking my logs: The longest I haven't touched is I-A1 in Alaska.  After that, I am unsure about I-8 (although I could swear I ended up on a short section of it around Yuma; just not sure where, exactly).  After that, I-A4...after that, I-45.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2018, 04:10:19 PM »

Going by the Wikipedia page linked to on page one, the answer for me is I-10.  I've driven long lengths of the two longest at the same time, and a short stretch of I-40 where the imaginary segment of I-74 "overlaps" it.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2018, 06:29:19 PM »

I-90 all the way. Never come close to even intersecting it
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2018, 08:20:00 PM »

Looks like the longest for me is I-15.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2018, 08:42:33 PM »

I-86. > drove a few miles of it near the western end in New York to its end at I-90 in November.

Looks like I-72.

I've hit up all the x5 and x0 Interstates.

Longest US Route I've never traveled on: US 191.

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2018, 08:20:20 PM »

The top ten longest interstates are:

1. => I-90 (check)

2. => I-80 (check)

3. => I-40 (check)

4. => I-10 (check)

5. => I-70 (check)

6. => I-95 (check)

7. => I-75 (check)

8. => I-94 (check)

9. => I-35 (X)

10. => I-20 (check)


I pinpointed which of these interstates I have been on, and which ones I haven't been on. I have been on all of the top-ten longest interstates except I-35. This makes I-35 the longest interstate I have not been on in real life. Although, when I went to the DFW Metro Area in July 2015, I did cross over I-35 two times. I crossed over I-35E in Dallas, and I crossed over I-35W in Fort Worth. I never actually went on Interstate 35, though.



Sortable table here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Interstate_Highways

I-85 barely counts: we used a short overlap with I-285 long ago

Longest never traveled at all: I-59

85 never overlaps 285. They're different roadways, even when they're parallel.

That is correct. For that short stretch, it's like an interstate within an interstate.



Sortable table here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Interstate_Highways

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #57 on: September 17, 2018, 09:49:06 PM »

The longest has to be I-10. I've crossed it at I-75 a few times
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2018, 02:01:55 PM »

I-15 crossed it on Amtrak's Empire Builder near Shelby MT.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2018, 02:23:36 PM »

Longest I haven't traversed at all (as driver or passenger): I-20
Longest I have yet to drive on: I-90
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #60 on: September 18, 2018, 02:45:03 PM »

I-20.
Crossed it in two different places (Birmingham and Atlanta) but never been on it.

Longest one for outstanding north-south interstates must be I-77.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #61 on: September 18, 2018, 02:53:09 PM »

Longest interstate I haven't been on is western I-84.

EDIT: I forgot that I-84 has a concurrency with I-15 in Utah that I've been on.  I've also been on I-29, I-85 and I-77 solely due to concurrencies with other interstates, so the longest one I haven't been on is I-49.

I've been on at least part of every x0 and x5.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #62 on: September 18, 2018, 03:00:16 PM »

For me, it's the western I-88.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #63 on: September 18, 2018, 03:43:08 PM »

I-90 for me. In fact I've never been on a Interstate, derived from the fact I've never been to the USA yet.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #64 on: September 18, 2018, 03:50:01 PM »

I think it'd have to be I-35 for me.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #65 on: September 18, 2018, 05:36:04 PM »

I-40 is the longest I have missed. The longest N-S interstate I have missed is I-15.

EDIT: I was on I-10, but only as a passenger, if that matters.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #66 on: September 18, 2018, 06:21:38 PM »

I-40 is the longest I haven't been on (3rd longest). Also haven't been on most of the ones down the list from there.

US-60 is the longest US highways I've never been on (5th longest).

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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #67 on: September 18, 2018, 06:23:11 PM »

It's either I-80, I-15 or Western I-84 - ironically all travel in or near SLC.

I went to conferences in Reno and SLC in the late 90s, but took a taxi from the airport to the convention center and don't know the route we took in either place.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #68 on: September 18, 2018, 07:22:48 PM »

It's either I-80, I-15 or Western I-84 - ironically all travel in or near SLC.

I went to conferences in Reno and SLC in the late 90s, but took a taxi from the airport to the convention center and don't know the route we took in either place.
If you went to downtown SLC, you probably took both I-80 and I-15.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #69 on: September 18, 2018, 10:34:39 PM »

It's either I-80, I-15 or Western I-84 - ironically all travel in or near SLC.

I went to conferences in Reno and SLC in the late 90s, but took a taxi from the airport to the convention center and don't know the route we took in either place.
If you went to downtown SLC, you probably took both I-80 and I-15.

Actually, probably not I-15. The fastest way from the SLC airport to the convention center is almost certainly the 600 and 500 South ramps directly from I-80; that movement does not involve I-15. That interchange was reconfigured around 2000, but I’m fairly sure the actual 15/80 merge point was still beyond the downtown viaducts.

Though unlikely, there's a chance that your taxi took North Temple into the city, which doesn't use any freeways. If you remember taking a freeway, it was almost certainly I-80.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #70 on: September 18, 2018, 11:41:51 PM »

I have a photo of I-20 shields from Terrell, TX; Tuscaloosa, AL; Atlanta, GA; and Birmingham, AL.  But at no point did I actually drive on any of I-20's carriageways.  Second place goes to I-85
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #71 on: September 19, 2018, 01:14:27 AM »

Iíve been on all the x0s now, though I didnít have any standalone mileage on I-40 until this year. I-45 is the only x5 I havenít been on, having come close to its northern terminus and crossing it in Houston.
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #72 on: September 19, 2018, 06:14:59 AM »

I-25 is mine for sure.

Others:  I-30, I-27, I-86 (either), I-88 (either), I-39, I-41
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2018, 08:49:16 AM »

I-35 I briefly used I-35W during my last Twin Cities trip

So mine would be I-10
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Re: Longest Interstate You Haven't Been On
« Reply #74 on: September 19, 2018, 03:54:53 PM »

^ Technically, I-35W in the Twin Cities is separate from I-35.  I-35 "follows" I-35E through St. Paul both legislatively and via mileposts.
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