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Which interstate is the worst interstate ever?

Interstate 99
- 17 (13.9%)
Interstate 97
- 13 (10.7%)
Interstate 238
- 20 (16.4%)
Interstate 180
- 40 (32.8%)
Other
- 32 (26.2%)

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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #325 on: August 20, 2014, 09:20:35 AM »

Of the choices, I-180 has got to be the worst, it literally isn't even an interstate. I-189 in Burlington, Vermont isn't much different. That is basically an exit ramp.  :-|

At least I-189 has a system interchange with its parent unlike I-180

Then there's the infamous I-587 in New York.  It's so bad, its parent doesn't even acknowledge it.
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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #326 on: August 20, 2014, 12:12:23 PM »

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Of the choices, I-180 has got to be the worst, it literally isn't even an interstate. I-189 in Burlington, Vermont isn't much different. That is basically an exit ramp.  :-|



Can one argue that I-375 (or is it 175, I tend to get em mixed up) in Tampa is basically a long exit ramp as well?
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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #327 on: August 20, 2014, 12:44:40 PM »

Of the choices, I-180 has got to be the worst, it literally isn't even an interstate. I-189 in Burlington, Vermont isn't much different. That is basically an exit ramp.  :-|

At least I-189 has a system interchange with its parent unlike I-180

Then there's the infamous I-587 in New York.  It's so bad, its parent doesn't even acknowledge it.
And I-78 disowned its children.  Even NYSDOT doesn't acknowledge I-878!

At least I-189 has an overpass and a stub.  While it has no interchanges except termini, at least it doesn't have at-grades.  Burlington wants to revive the stub as a two lane parkway to downtown.
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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #328 on: August 20, 2014, 01:05:41 PM »

Of the choices, I-180 has got to be the worst, it literally isn't even an interstate. I-189 in Burlington, Vermont isn't much different. That is basically an exit ramp.  :-|

At least I-189 has a system interchange with its parent unlike I-180

Then there's the infamous I-587 in New York.  It's so bad, its parent doesn't even acknowledge it.
And I-78 disowned its children.  Even NYSDOT doesn't acknowledge I-878!

At least I-189 has an overpass and a stub.  While it has no interchanges except termini, at least it doesn't have at-grades.  Burlington wants to revive the stub as a two lane parkway to downtown.

If we're talking about the x78s, I-278 is substandard for most (if not all) of its length, bans trucks in sections, has low clearances, AND has a very low speed limit in downtown Brooklyn. If we're only considering full "freeways", this might be the worst for that reason.
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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #329 on: August 20, 2014, 01:34:06 PM »

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Of the choices, I-180 has got to be the worst, it literally isn't even an in

Can one argue that I-375 (or is it 175, I tend to get em mixed up) in Tampa is basically a long exit ramp as well?

Yep. Both I-175 and I-375 are basically long exit ramps in St. Petersburg, FL.

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At least I-189 has an overpass and a stub.  While it has no interchanges except termini, at least it doesn't have at-grades.  Burlington wants to revive the stub as a two lane parkway to downtown.

Yeah, at least I-189 has that.  :sombrero:
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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #330 on: August 20, 2014, 03:39:33 PM »

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Yep. Both I-175 and I-375 are basically long exit ramps in St. Petersburg, FL.

This got my thought train a-rollin' about Florida.  They also have I-395, which I believe is also a glorified exit ramp.  Why does that even exist?  Couldn't they have just routed US 41 along it the entire way?
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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #331 on: August 20, 2014, 04:00:42 PM »

395 has two exits, depending which way you're going. Why they didn't extend it along the Dolphin Expressway (836) when they had the chance is beyond me...maybe it was denied.

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Re: Worst interstate ever
« Reply #332 on: August 20, 2014, 04:38:05 PM »

It would have made sense to do that.  Extending I-395 to the FL Turnpike would make a lot of sense.  However, we all know the sensible thing to do has not quite always been done.  Hey look at NJ not extending I-76 to Atlantic City via the freeway system they have already.   There are more, but I think that one is enough to point out.
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