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« Reply #1300 on: April 22, 2019, 12:08:35 AM »

CA-710 connects to the CA-134 @ I-210 Interchange.

Los Angeles decides to demolish CA-90 freeway.

CA 39 reopens completely through Islip Saddle.
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« Reply #1301 on: April 22, 2019, 07:46:13 AM »

I-5 extended to Alaska
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« Reply #1302 on: April 22, 2019, 07:51:58 AM »

The Ease of Clinching Louisiana's State Highway System
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« Reply #1303 on: April 22, 2019, 08:24:15 AM »

The Ease of Clinching Louisiana's State Highway System

I still have yet to figure out where 99 1/2 was.
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« Reply #1304 on: April 22, 2019, 01:53:07 PM »

The Ease of Clinching Louisiana's State Highway System

HA! You got dat right! Living here doesn't guarantee even 10% clinching of the system.
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« Reply #1305 on: April 22, 2019, 01:56:43 PM »

Any good places to eat along I-180 (Illinois)?
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« Reply #1306 on: April 22, 2019, 10:30:57 PM »

I-5 extended to Alaska

I-15 would probably be the one to go up there first. It's almost a four lane highway all the way to Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie, and the rest could be a super-two until traffic volumes warrant an expansion, if that ever happens.
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« Reply #1307 on: April 22, 2019, 11:51:55 PM »

I-5 extended to Alaska

I-15 would probably be the one to go up there first. It's almost a four lane highway all the way to Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie, and the rest could be a super-two until traffic volumes warrant an expansion, if that ever happens.

The route you described is also part of the CANAMEX Corridor and goes all the way to the Alaska Highway. With some upgrades and bypasses we could create an interstate all the way to Grande Prairie if the US and Canada ever do a bi-national interstate system.
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« Reply #1308 on: April 23, 2019, 12:13:42 AM »

How many interstates continue as freeways on the Canadian side anyway?
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« Reply #1309 on: April 23, 2019, 12:52:26 AM »

Any good places to eat along I-180 (Illinois)?

Probably a toss-up between Jonesy's Ranch House in Bureau Junction and Rolando's in Hennepin.
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« Reply #1310 on: April 23, 2019, 08:48:20 AM »

How many interstates continue as freeways on the Canadian side anyway?

Technically only one that has zero at grades on either side (ON 405 > I-190).

There are several that sort of count; the Peace Bridge (NY-ON) is actually a freeway only on the Canadian side, while the Thousand Islands (NY) and Peace Arch (WA) are at least free flowing if not freeway by definition.
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« Reply #1311 on: April 23, 2019, 10:01:55 AM »

How many interstates continue as freeways on the Canadian side anyway?

Technically only one that has zero at grades on either side (ON 405 > I-190).

There are several that sort of count; the Peace Bridge (NY-ON) is actually a freeway only on the Canadian side, while the Thousand Islands (NY) and Peace Arch (WA) are at least free flowing if not freeway by definition.

And the Gordie Howe International Bridge, when it's done, will directly connect I-75 with ON 401.

The route you described is also part of the CANAMEX Corridor and goes all the way to the Alaska Highway. With some upgrades and bypasses we could create an interstate all the way to Grande Prairie if the US and Canada ever do a bi-national interstate system.
Some of the bypasses are planned or being talked about. I did the rest here, including the super-two and optional highway upgrades in Alaska:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1kTYzMJnqbueEnTn-w23gUUjHuF3shxjK&usp=sharing
Haven't made a Fictional Highways thread yet because I'm still finishing up some of the stuff around Anchorage.
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« Reply #1312 on: April 23, 2019, 10:07:24 AM »

How many interstates continue as freeways on the Canadian side anyway?

Technically only one that has zero at grades on either side (ON 405 > I-190).

There are several that sort of count; the Peace Bridge (NY-ON) is actually a freeway only on the Canadian side, while the Thousand Islands (NY) and Peace Arch (WA) are at least free flowing if not freeway by definition.
I-5 to BC 99 is another.
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« Reply #1313 on: April 23, 2019, 10:47:59 AM »

How many interstates continue as freeways on the Canadian side anyway?

Technically only one that has zero at grades on either side (ON 405 > I-190).

There are several that sort of count; the Peace Bridge (NY-ON) is actually a freeway only on the Canadian side, while the Thousand Islands (NY) and Peace Arch (WA) are at least free flowing if not freeway by definition.
I-5 to BC 99 is another.
Technically isn't a freeway, since each side has a crosswalk before crossing the border.
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« Reply #1314 on: April 23, 2019, 01:24:52 PM »

How many interstates continue as freeways on the Canadian side anyway?

Technically only one that has zero at grades on either side (ON 405 > I-190).

There are several that sort of count; the Peace Bridge (NY-ON) is actually a freeway only on the Canadian side, while the Thousand Islands (NY) and Peace Arch (WA) are at least free flowing if not freeway by definition.
I don't see any at-grades on ON 402.  I'd count the Peace Bridge as freeway-freeway now that the at-grade on the NY side has been removed, even though the bridge would still be a super-2.

Going down the whole border:
-I-5/BC 99 has an at-grade intersection north of the border and crosswalks in the park
-I-15 becomes an at-grade expressway
-I-29 becomes an at-grade expressway
-I-75 just ends
-I-94/ON 402 - see above, no at-grades detected
-Ambassador Bridge - direct freeway interchange on US side, surface street in CA
-ON 401 - will be freeway/freeway when the bridge is completed
-Peace Bridge/QEW - see above, freeway in CA, direct freeway interchange in NY
-I-190/ON 405 - see above, freeway/freeway
-I-81/ON 137 - surface street in CA before becoming a freeway and connecting to ON 401; super-2 bridges on either side
-I-87/A-15 - at-grade with stop sign on CA side
-I-89 - becomes (brief) four lane expressway, not 100% sure if it will be free of at-grades if/when A-35 is completed
-I-91/A-55 - at-grade with traffic light on CA side, second at-grade 5km from the border
-US 201/QC 173 - would become the reverse of the typical situation if A-73 were to be completed (not likely)
-I-95/NB 95 - at-grade on CA side
-NB 1 - freeway on CA side, ends on US side - could become freeway/freeway if Maine were to actually build the east-west Turnpike they keep talking about

This is all light-years better than the situation on the border when Mexico, which has nothing even remotely resembling a freeway-freeway crossing, at least for cars; trucks have the World Trade Bridge.
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« Reply #1315 on: April 23, 2019, 01:55:20 PM »

This is all light-years better than the situation on the border when Mexico, which has nothing even remotely resembling a freeway-freeway crossing, at least for cars; trucks have the World Trade Bridge.

Our friends regularly use the Anzaldúas crossing, and that definitely meets the criterion of "remotely resembling a freeway-freeway crossing".  There are only two at-grade intersections and zero stoplights or stop signs (not counting customs) between I-2 and Fed-40—a distance of 12 miles.  I-2 is a freeway, although it interchanges with FM-396 via diamond interchange.  Fed-40 isn't quite a freeway, but it is a major multi-lane highway.
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« Reply #1316 on: April 24, 2019, 10:25:34 AM »

This is all light-years better than the situation on the border when Mexico, which has nothing even remotely resembling a freeway-freeway crossing, at least for cars; trucks have the World Trade Bridge.
People don't try to smuggle drugs into the US from Canada as much as they do from Mexico.
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« Reply #1317 on: April 24, 2019, 10:43:11 AM »

This is all light-years better than the situation on the border when Mexico, which has nothing even remotely resembling a freeway-freeway crossing, at least for cars; trucks have the World Trade Bridge.
People don't try to smuggle drugs into the US from Canada as much as they do from Mexico.

They dig tunnels for the US/Mexico trade.
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« Reply #1318 on: April 24, 2019, 12:09:28 PM »

The Santa Teresa border crossing also comes pretty close to free-flow, with a two-lane freeway on the Mexican side connecting (albeit with one at-grade intersection at Mex. 2) to a four-lane divided expressway on the US side.
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« Reply #1319 on: April 24, 2019, 01:59:34 PM »

What is the highest classification of road beside which you have (insert any illegal activity here)?
Already done - see  https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=4969.0  Public urination is an illegal activity.
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« Reply #1320 on: April 24, 2019, 04:34:25 PM »


This is all light-years better than the situation on the border when Mexico, which has nothing even remotely resembling a freeway-freeway crossing, at least for cars; trucks have the World Trade Bridge.

People don't try to smuggle drugs into the US from Canada as much as they do from Mexico.

I didn't consider a customs stop or military checkpoint to be in violation of a freeway-to-freeway connection.  For what it's worth, it's often possible to drive from Mexico into the USA and not have to stop at all until US customs.  I've even driven south into Mexico a couple of times when the border was wide open and I could have proceeded without stopping at all (except for the toll booth) if I hadn't needed any paperwork.
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« Reply #1321 on: April 24, 2019, 04:37:17 PM »


What is the highest classification of road beside which you have (insert any illegal activity here)?

Urinating in public is an illegal activity, isn't it?


What is the highest classification of road beside which you have (insert any illegal activity here)?

Already done - see  https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=4969.0  Public urination is an illegal activity.

Is there an echo in here?
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« Reply #1323 on: May 09, 2019, 07:56:21 AM »

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« Reply #1324 on: May 09, 2019, 12:28:02 PM »

I-710 completed after detour through San Marino.
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