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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #125 on: December 15, 2015, 09:51:09 PM »

I-25 in Trinidad, CO has a couple of good examples.

Prior to 2009 and the viaduct reconstruction, exit 14 was sealed off but mostly left standing. The southbound exit had a tight loop that dropped to street level quickly. At the intersection of the base of the ramp, it connected with University and State streets almost directly under the viaduct it just left. To add insult to injury, there are two railroad tracks that cross the intersection as well. The northbound ramps weren't as bad, but still tight. These were partially demolished to make room for the new connecting road.
Historic Aerials shot in 1999: http://historicaerials.com/?layer=1999&zoom=17&lat=37.16940500062221&lon=-104.51149106025694
Same shot in 2005: http://historicaerials.com:?layer=2005&zoom=17&lat=37.16886639271146&lon=-104.51128721237183

When CDOT (CDH?) closed exit 14, they created an exit 13 a-b complex for the southbound lanes. Upon exiting the interstate, you could take 13B which would take you under the highway and allow you to connect via the new connecting road. For exit 13A, you would continue on the ramp, which looked quite like you were about to merge back onto the highway. Only striping said you were still on a ramp. It then left the highway and headed up to a diamond interchange. To continue southbound on 25 after 13A, you had to utilize the frontage road for about 1/2 mile.
Historic Aerials shot in 2005: http://historicaerials.com:?layer=2005&zoom=17&lat=37.16234294767912&lon=-104.51428055763245

Flash forward to today, post viaduct replacement. All signs of the former exit 14 are long gone, but exit 13A has been truncated to a half diamond, only servicing the NB exit and SB entrance--probably because of the proximity of the NB 13B exit and the sheer stupidity of the southbound layout. The southbound ramp is partially still there, but the northbound ramp was cleared out. I bet the owner of that gas station on the east side of the interchange (which used to be my favorite stop due to the ease of access getting back onto NB 25) was pissed at this one...

Current shot: https://goo.gl/maps/X47WqvjtDK42
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #126 on: December 15, 2015, 10:33:18 PM »

I-95 in CT has an example I remember. Exit 49 west of the Q Bridge stood when I went through in 2009, before the reconstruction. I forget where it went. So when the Q Bridge was reconstructed, exit 49 got sacrificed and for all I know off, only grading is the remnant.

CT 34 is also another example. At this same time, CT 34 still had three exits on the freeway. You were dumped into downtown New Haven at exit 3 (you were forced to exit here. Every time the freeway got truncated, you were forced to exit off there). A couple years later in 2011, exit 3 got nuked and the freeway was truncated to exit 2. Sometime in 2013, exit 2 got nuked and you were forced to exit when the freeway started. After the Q Bridge, I-91, and CT 34 got a facelift, the freeway was removed, and CT 34 got a downgrade from a freeway to a boulevard. Not worth destroying that freeway you know...
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #127 on: October 28, 2019, 02:10:28 AM »

Bumping the thread....

I-40 in Statesville, NC used to have an exit to U.S. 64....this is where it was. You can still see the footprint leading to 64. I think the exit was closed in the late 2000s

EDIT: Forget what I said....It appears the exit closed between June of 2012 and May of 2013, according to GSV.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #128 on: October 28, 2019, 10:46:52 AM »

The old exit 10 on EB I-96 along with the WB entrance. In this image, the ramp gradings are still there: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0736627,-86.0763173,869m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

The new exit 10 EB exit/WB entrance ramps are at 112th Ave (where the WB exit and EB entrance always were).

I-94 exit 184: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2311953,-83.5999025,411m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en (only the EB exit is still partially there and used as a parking area); exit 184 was replaced by exit 183 around 1970 according to HistoricAerials)

Michigan also has a slew of closed rest areas (and these are only the ones that have visible signs remaining):
NB I-75 MM 143: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3343469,-83.8571512,3405m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en (replaced with one at MM 128)
EB I-94 MM 36: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1539179,-86.3394991,1662m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
EB I-94 MM 73: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.2382751,-85.6630454,842m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en (with both Coloma and Oshtemo closed, EB I-94 goes 90 miles between rest areas [the welcome center near New Buffalo to the one just south of Battle Creek])
SB I-196 MM 16: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.3279213,-86.2964627,904m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
WB US-10 MM 124: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.6539253,-84.2058424,1088m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
NB US-23 MM 32: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1814623,-83.6833726,1238m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

Two more that aren't active rest areas, but are still open as truck pulloffs:
NB I-69 MM 28: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1588851,-84.9906857,1642m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
NB US-131 MM 29: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.1723731,-85.6441478,1090m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en

There are a few more that have been closed but have no sign of their existence remaining (WB I-94 MM 182 [replaced with Belleville in the 1970s], EB I-94 MM 168 [replaced with Chelsea in the 2000s], WB I-96 MM 140 [removed to make room for Exit 140], EB I-96 MM 161 [removed for development], NB US-131 MM 77 [removed to make room for M-6], WB I-96 MM 45 [removed to make room for M-6])
Some have closed recently, while some have been closed for 20 or more years.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #129 on: October 28, 2019, 01:17:29 PM »

There is long-abandoned Rest Area on I-40 in Arkansas just before I-440 that is all overgrown.

There is another near Morrilton in 2000, but still looks usable.

The Morrilton one was closed due to a brutal rape/murder that occurred there.....R.I.P. Kristen Laurite
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #130 on: October 28, 2019, 05:59:06 PM »

Also, just down the way from the closed US-64 exit, there is a clover where 40 & 77 meet, but the northeast "leaf" of the clover has been removed, I would assume because it's too sharp a corner to negotiate. Source
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #131 on: October 28, 2019, 09:30:11 PM »

Another somewhat recent one in SD: the ramp from West Boulevard North to I-190 northbound between Anamosa Street and Explorer Street was removed when the North Street interchange (which this ramp was technically a part of, despite being nowhere near North Street) was reconfigured into an SPUI.

Still don't know why they bothered, though. You get on 190 southbound from North Street and five seconds later the freeway ends.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #132 on: October 28, 2019, 10:51:36 PM »

There is long-abandoned Rest Area on I-40 in Arkansas just before I-440 that is all overgrown.

There is another near Morrilton in 2000, but still looks usable.

The Morrilton one was closed due to a brutal rape/murder that occurred there.....R.I.P. Kristen Laurite

The one at 440 is being replaced by a new exit for Maumelle.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #133 on: October 28, 2019, 11:12:07 PM »

There is long-abandoned Rest Area on I-40 in Arkansas just before I-440 that is all overgrown.

There is another near Morrilton in 2000, but still looks usable.

The Morrilton one was closed due to a brutal rape/murder that occurred there.....R.I.P. Kristen Laurite

The one at 440 is being replaced by a new exit for Maumelle.

Where is this rest area? I've seen it mentioned several times in this thread, and can't find even the first trace of it.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #134 on: October 28, 2019, 11:39:21 PM »

Here's what I know from Connecticut. Omitted several interchanges that were replaced or slightly relocated in reconstruction (for example, Tolland Tpke on I-86 is now Buckland St on I-84; or CT 2/15 movement handled by Silver Lane extension)

Also omitted what noelbotevera had already posted upthread.

CT 2
* exit 6 (House St / Griswold St) had WB exit and EB entrance removed c. 1987 when 2/3 interchange opened
* exit 5C (Maple St) WB exit removed c. 1987, same
* exit 5B (Sutton Ave) slated to be removed

CT 15
* exit 91, Forbes St removed. It's now on I-84 between CT 15 and I-384

I-84
* exit 12, Newtown removed
* (exit 29, SR 597, was proposed to be removed, but YIMBYs protested to save it)

I-91
* Bina Ave NB entrance, removed c. 1992 in reconstruction
* exit 43, SR 510, Warehouse Point, removed c. 1992 in reconstruction

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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #135 on: October 29, 2019, 06:30:20 AM »

There is long-abandoned Rest Area on I-40 in Arkansas just before I-440 that is all overgrown.

There is another near Morrilton in 2000, but still looks usable.

The Morrilton one was closed due to a brutal rape/murder that occurred there.....R.I.P. Kristen Laurite

The one at 440 is being replaced by a new exit for Maumelle.

Where is this rest area? I've seen it mentioned several times in this thread, and can't find even the first trace of it.
I-40 Eastbound, just west of I-430 to the west of Little Rock.

Still clearly graded on aerial imagery.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #136 on: October 29, 2019, 06:49:45 AM »

Ayd Mill Rd.  Exit 104B on I-35E in St. Paul, MN - Opened 1980 (to carry traffic off the still-unfinished I-35E), Closed 1989 (when I-35E was completed), Re-opened 2004.

Anyone else see an exit that was closed and re-opened again?
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #137 on: October 29, 2019, 09:16:50 AM »

There is long-abandoned Rest Area on I-40 in Arkansas just before I-440 that is all overgrown.

There is another near Morrilton in 2000, but still looks usable.

The Morrilton one was closed due to a brutal rape/murder that occurred there.....R.I.P. Kristen Laurite

The one at 440 is being replaced by a new exit for Maumelle.

Where is this rest area? I've seen it mentioned several times in this thread, and can't find even the first trace of it.

It's been buried for a long time...probably closed when 440 opened. I'll pull my old maps and see what I can find.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #138 on: October 31, 2019, 06:28:34 AM »

Also, just down the way from the closed US-64 exit, there is a clover where 40 & 77 meet, but the northeast "leaf" of the clover has been removed, I would assume because it's too sharp a corner to negotiate. Source

It was removed also because of the new split ramp from northbound I-77 to I-40/US 21.  I suspect more will be removed when they finish work on the interchange.

Turning to stay on US 64 west was a pain in the butt because of oncoming traffic exiting at Exit 153.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #139 on: October 31, 2019, 11:03:00 AM »

The relocated Saco interchange from I-95/Maine Turnpike in Saco, ME. The "new" Exit 5 (36) opened in the 1980s for I-195 East. It's a distance north of the previous exit for ME Route 112. A portion of the ramp is still used northbound for some inn and conference center. The southbound portion, bridge and all, was removed. I think it was with the Turnpike widening project. You can still see a bit of grading to the west where the ramps were.

I-84 in Plainville, CT is another example. Exit 34 for Crooked Street was removed westbound. The access for CT Route 372 was moved to CT Route 72's Exit 2 around 2002 or so. (I-84 Exit 33 is for CT Route 72 West.) The grading is still obvious, even with the small trees they planted on it since.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #140 on: October 31, 2019, 12:49:37 PM »

Here's what I know from Connecticut. Omitted several interchanges that were replaced or slightly relocated in reconstruction (for example, Tolland Tpke on I-86 is now Buckland St on I-84; or CT 2/15 movement handled by Silver Lane extension)

Also omitted what noelbotevera had already posted upthread.

CT 2
* exit 6 (House St / Griswold St) had WB exit and EB entrance removed c. 1987 when 2/3 interchange opened
* exit 5C (Maple St) WB exit removed c. 1987, same
* exit 5B (Sutton Ave) slated to be removed

CT 15
* exit 91, Forbes St removed. It's now on I-84 between CT 15 and I-384

I-84
* exit 12, Newtown removed
* (exit 29, SR 597, was proposed to be removed, but YIMBYs protested to save it)

I-91
* Bina Ave NB entrance, removed c. 1992 in reconstruction
* exit 43, SR 510, Warehouse Point, removed c. 1992 in reconstruction
Would also add the ramp from the Founders Bridge to I-91, removed sometime in the mid-90s
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #141 on: October 31, 2019, 03:44:07 PM »

I-69 and Chandler Rd, near Lansing, MI.  I swear it was open when I first went to college, then one summer it disappeared.  It seems to happen around the same time US 27 was fully decommissioned in MI.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #142 on: November 01, 2019, 10:16:11 PM »

At the eastern terminus of I-69/I-94 in Port Huron, the left-hand ramp to the northbound M-25 connector was closed when the terminus was reconstructed several years ago, but the ramp is still there -- it's painted out and blocked with a Jersey barrier.  I think it was going to be removed as part of a project to relocate Pine Grove Avenue for expansion of the customs plaza, but that project never happened.

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9962925,-82.4421375,168m/data=!3m1!1e3

I-69 and Chandler Rd, near Lansing, MI.  I swear it was open when I first went to college, then one summer it disappeared.  It seems to happen around the same time US 27 was fully decommissioned in MI.

Nope.  It was planned, designed, and graded, but never constructed.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #143 on: November 01, 2019, 10:40:30 PM »

Others in CT: 

I-84 Exit 24 WB.  Ramp to Harpers Ferry Rd was removed in I-84 reconstruction through Waterbury.  Never was a 24 EB.

I-84 Exit 28 EB: Old ramp to Ruggles Row for 322 WB traffic removed when I-691 was built.  Old exit 27 was renumbered to 28 and gave access to CT 322 in both directions (previously only gave access to CT 66 East).  27 number repurposed for 691 EB ramp. 

I-91 Exit 29 SB: Old ramp to Charter Oak Bridge

I-91 Exit 30 NB: Ramp from I-91 to the Founders Bridge removed with development in downtown Hartford.  Ramp from Founders Bridge to 91 South also removed

US 5/CT 15 (Berlin Turnpike): Direct ramp from Turnpike SB to 72 (now 372) EB removed with CT 9 construction.  Traffic for CT 372 East now must use Worthington Ridge.  Ramp area is now a jughandle for access to CT 9 South.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #144 on: November 02, 2019, 07:54:12 AM »

There are old ramps to and from I-481 and I-690 to Butternut Drive.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #145 on: November 02, 2019, 03:57:21 PM »

Others in CT: 

US 5/CT 15 (Berlin Turnpike): Direct ramp from Turnpike SB to 72 (now 372) EB removed with CT 9 construction.  Traffic for CT 372 East now must use Worthington Ridge.  Ramp area is now a jughandle for access to CT 9 South.

I would really love to find photos of this interchange before CT Route 9 went in nearby. Just west of all that is Frontage Road, which gives access to/from CT Route 9 North. I believe the part between those ramps and Webster Square Road (in front of the Picture Show movie theaters) was done in the mid-1980s. An auto dealer is on the other side of the street today.
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #146 on: November 03, 2019, 12:02:59 AM »

I-69 and Chandler Rd, near Lansing, MI.  I swear it was open when I first went to college, then one summer it disappeared.  It seems to happen around the same time US 27 was fully decommissioned in MI.

Nope.  It was planned, designed, and graded, but never constructed.

Any reason why it was never constructed? IMHO, an interchange there would have been useful for the large apartment complexes along Chandler Rd to the south of I-69
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #147 on: November 03, 2019, 12:19:33 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/KSDVFymHkv3guVpZ6

Donít think I saw this one, looking through the old posts in this thread

Pretty sure there used to be a South I-55 Exit to IL 129 South. It is still Graded and the old Flyover Piers are still along I-55 North. Heck, IL 129 South may very well have been Old US 66?

Also, from the Satellite image, there also appears to have previously been a U-turn from I-55 North to I-55 South, just north of the Entrance ramp from IL 129 North to I-55 North - I assume this was for traffic from IL 129 to reach I-55 South
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #148 on: November 03, 2019, 01:18:13 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/KSDVFymHkv3guVpZ6

Donít think I saw this one, looking through the old posts in this thread

Pretty sure there used to be a South I-55 Exit to IL 129 South. It is still Graded and the old Flyover Piers are still along I-55 North. Heck, IL 129 South may very well have been Old US 66?

Also, from the Satellite image, there also appears to have previously been a U-turn from I-55 North to I-55 South, just north of the Entrance ramp from IL 129 North to I-55 North - I assume this was for traffic from IL 129 to reach I-55 South

That exit was closed due to the overpass crumbling years ago. it may be rebuilt in the future. *edited twice, did research, found out my original non-mention of the u-turn was right*
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Re: Closed Exits
« Reply #149 on: November 03, 2019, 01:19:37 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/KSDVFymHkv3guVpZ6

Donít think I saw this one, looking through the old posts in this thread

Pretty sure there used to be a South I-55 Exit to IL 129 South. It is still Graded and the old Flyover Piers are still along I-55 North. Heck, IL 129 South may very well have been Old US 66?

Also, from the Satellite image, there also appears to have previously been a U-turn from I-55 North to I-55 South, just north of the Entrance ramp from IL 129 North to I-55 North - I assume this was for traffic from IL 129 to reach I-55 South

That exit was closed due to the overpass crumbling years ago. it may be rebuilt in the future.
I thought it was because they cancelled the Illiana Expressway which was supposed to start at that interchange.
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