AARoads Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

Poll

Which state routes have you heard ordinary people talk about?

CA 1
- 54 (25.6%)
NC 12
- 16 (7.6%)
FL A1A
- 41 (19.4%)
MA 128
- 31 (14.7%)
MA 2
- 5 (2.4%)
AK 2
- 2 (0.9%)
M-102
- 6 (2.8%)
NY 17
- 17 (8.1%)
GA 400
- 13 (6.2%)
NY 27
- 5 (2.4%)
FL 60
- 3 (1.4%)
M-1
- 6 (2.8%)
NV 375
- 12 (5.7%)

Total Members Voted: 71


Author Topic: 10 most well-known state routes in the US  (Read 17200 times)

Rainking75

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 34
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Last Login: September 21, 2018, 11:33:51 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2014, 09:54:39 PM »

I'll serve up MA 2 a.k.a the Mohawk Trail. A very pretty rosa and fun drive from Greenfield to a North Adams.
Logged

The Nature Boy

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1385
  • Age: 29
  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia
  • Last Login: October 10, 2019, 04:44:57 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2014, 09:57:26 PM »

I'll offer up NH 1A, it's a fun way to miss US 1 and I-95 and see the beautiful New Hampshire seacoast.

I'm not sure how well known it is but it should be more well-known.
Logged

dgolub

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1851
  • Age: 32
  • Location: Mineola, NY
  • Last Login: October 12, 2019, 08:28:38 AM
    • East Coast Roads
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2014, 08:49:45 AM »

How about MA 28?  It should be familiar to anyone who vacations on Cape Cod.
Logged

bzakharin

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1545
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 10:59:02 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2014, 09:18:22 AM »

Honestly, the only state route I've heard of, but never been on, outside of the state I live in (NJ), is NY 17. Except...

I'm surprised nobody mentioned
MO 66
OK 66
AZ 66
CA 66
Logged

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 9584
  • Location: Orlando, fl
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 11:14:18 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2014, 09:30:45 AM »

MN 61 as that particular road links I-35 with Canada.
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

bugo

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 6077
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Oklahoma
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 12:49:20 AM
    • No Frills Blog
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2014, 11:11:12 AM »

"MN 61" is still US 61 as far as I'm concerned.
Logged
This signature has been censored by the AARoads Bureau of Morality.

Brandon

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 10431
  • Mr. Accelerator is our friend; Mr. Brake is not.

  • Age: 42
  • Location: Joliet, IL
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 09:35:47 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2014, 11:14:33 AM »

"MN 61" is still US 61 as far as I'm concerned.

MnDOT would like to politely disagree with you.
Logged
"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." - Ramsay Bolton

Illinois: America's own banana republic.

Screw the KSA; Stand with Canada.

bugo

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 6077
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Oklahoma
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 12:49:20 AM
    • No Frills Blog
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2014, 11:15:37 AM »

"MN 61" is still US 61 as far as I'm concerned.

MnDOT would like to politely disagree with you.

MnDOT can politely go fuck itself.
Logged
This signature has been censored by the AARoads Bureau of Morality.

cabiness42

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1424
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Munster, IN
  • Last Login: October 14, 2019, 08:18:04 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2014, 12:08:34 PM »

How about DC/MD 295?
Logged

Zeffy

  • Revved to Redline
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 4388
  • Age: 25
  • Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Last Login: July 12, 2019, 02:55:21 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2014, 12:13:16 PM »

How about DC/MD 295?

I thought of those as well. What about the 99s (CA and OR 99) on the west coast?
Logged
Life's too short to play it safe.

Exploring roads in my 2018 Honda Civic Type R. Hopefully those roads are free of potholes :D

bugo

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 6077
  • Age: 45
  • Location: Oklahoma
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 12:49:20 AM
    • No Frills Blog
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2014, 12:20:07 PM »

Former US routes don't count because they're still US routes as far as a lot of us are concerned.  That strikes out my Route Z example.
Logged
This signature has been censored by the AARoads Bureau of Morality.

Molandfreak

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1752
  • Age: 24
  • Last Login: July 17, 2019, 10:11:08 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2014, 12:30:04 PM »

"MN 61" is still US 61 as far as I'm concerned.
MnDOT would like to politely disagree with you.
MnDOT can politely go fuck itself.
Yes! U.S. 61 should never have been truncated.
Logged

Brandon

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 10431
  • Mr. Accelerator is our friend; Mr. Brake is not.

  • Age: 42
  • Location: Joliet, IL
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 09:35:47 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2014, 12:31:09 PM »

"MN 61" is still US 61 as far as I'm concerned.
MnDOT would like to politely disagree with you.
MnDOT can politely go fuck itself.
Yes! U.S. 61 should never have been truncated.

I agree as it did go to a border crossing, but that's not the issue.  It is what it is now,
Logged
"If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention." - Ramsay Bolton

Illinois: America's own banana republic.

Screw the KSA; Stand with Canada.

Molandfreak

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1752
  • Age: 24
  • Last Login: July 17, 2019, 10:11:08 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2014, 12:36:15 PM »

Former US routes don't count because they're still US routes as far as a lot of us are concerned.  That strikes out my Route Z example.
Routes based on the Interstate system shouldn't count either, thus striking out MD/DC 295.  That's pretty much an Interstate as far as the driving public is concerned.
Logged

Henry

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 5079
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Chicago, IL/Seattle, WA
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 11:33:28 PM
    • Henry Watson's Online Freeway
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2014, 01:21:14 PM »

How about DC/MD 295?

I thought of those as well. What about the 99s (CA and OR 99) on the west coast?
And WA 99 exists too!

Former US routes don't count because they're still US routes as far as a lot of us are concerned.  That strikes out my Route Z example.
Routes based on the Interstate system shouldn't count either, thus striking out MD/DC 295.  That's pretty much an Interstate as far as the driving public is concerned.
Sadly, I have to agree with that, because the West Coast 99s and various state route 66s would've made pretty good candidates for this list.
Logged
Go Cubs Go! Go Cubs Go! Hey Chicago, what do you say? The Cubs are gonna win today!

bing101

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2770
  • Last Login: October 13, 2019, 11:32:48 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2014, 02:50:14 PM »

How about CA 110 and CA 66. This have a greater recognition than CA 82.
Logged

tradephoric

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1935
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 05:32:27 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2014, 03:19:19 PM »

M-1 has some historical firsts...

1909: first mile of concrete roadway paved in America between McNichols and Seven Mile.
1920: first 3-section traffic light in America installed at Woodward & Michigan Avenue.



Logged

roadman65

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 9584
  • Location: Orlando, fl
  • Last Login: October 16, 2019, 11:14:18 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2014, 05:57:41 PM »

When VA Route 168 crossed the Hampton Roads Harbor instead of ending in Willoughby Spit like it does now and ended at VA 33 near West Point via Hampton, Newport News, and Williamsburg it was well known.  In fact it was more of the major highway than US 60 as it was four lanes while US 60 was two.  When I-64 was built it not only took on its traffic more so than US 60, but it took its designation as VA 143 became its original Jefferson Avenue and Merimac Trail alignment long before being truncated to where it ends now.

I remember as well in the early 80's when VA 168 made the connection between the two freeway segments of I-64 near Williamsburg carrying all the interstate's traffic until it was upgraded to the current freeway there.
Logged
Every day is a winding road, you just got to get used to it.

Sheryl Crowe

Road Hog

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 1162
  • Location: Collin County, TX
  • Last Login: October 09, 2019, 10:38:01 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #43 on: August 08, 2014, 01:51:09 AM »

TN 19 through Nutbush, immortalized by Ike & Tina Turner (and later, by Bob Seger).
Logged

Bruce

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 2240
  • Transit Commuter

  • Age: 22
  • Location: Snohomish County, WA
  • Last Login: Today at 03:46:35 AM
    • Wikipedia
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2014, 03:50:03 AM »

WA-520: World's longest pontoon/floating bridge, one of the major freeways in the Seattle area, frequently complained about by commuters, connects Seattle to the Microsoft headquarters.

WA-530 has also gained tons of attention because of the Oso mudslide. Wikipedia traffic to its article peaked at 10,000 views in March 2014.

DandyDan

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 898
  • Age: 46
  • Location: Mason City Iowa
  • Last Login: October 14, 2019, 04:33:21 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #45 on: August 08, 2014, 08:29:38 AM »

I suppose in Nebraska, it has to be NE 2, since that's the scenic route through the Sandhills AND it's also the shortcut between I-29 and I-80, even though both parts should really have separate numbers.  I suppose in Omaha, NE 133 is notable because they always seem to have an accident on there somewhere between Omaha and Blair, plus they always seem to be talking about expanding it without ever seeming to do much with it.
Logged
MORE FUN THAN HUMANLY THOUGHT POSSIBLE

HurrMark

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 26
  • Last Login: January 03, 2017, 04:56:27 PM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #46 on: August 08, 2014, 11:30:40 AM »

Even though most of it is signed as US 441....what about FL 7?
Logged

agentsteel53

  • invisible hand
  • *
  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 15374
  • long live button copy!

  • Age: 38
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Last Login: November 21, 2016, 09:58:39 AM
    • AARoads Shield Gallery
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #47 on: August 08, 2014, 12:27:21 PM »

How about CA 110 and CA 66. This have a greater recognition than CA 82.

this have a already been posteding former no US routes permissitivity.
Logged
live from sunny San Diego.

http://shields.aaroads.com

jake@aaroads.com

Interstate Trav

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 385
  • Age: 32
  • Last Login: August 05, 2019, 12:59:20 AM
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2014, 02:09:48 PM »

CA 99? 

Logged

vtk

  • *
  • Offline Offline

  • Posts: 3912
  • she pronouns please

  • Age: -15
  • Location: Columbus
  • Last Login: September 24, 2019, 05:06:08 AM
    • Vid's Space
Re: 10 most well-known state routes in the US
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2014, 09:10:27 PM »

OH 32: Appalacian Highway, signed and known primarily by number, it's an important expressway across southern Ohio.

FL 60: From the Tampa airport west to its end, this is the last leg of nearly every northern vacationer's trip to Clearwater Beach, which has become quite a popular destination over the last few decades.
Logged
Look, over by the restrooms! It's a girl! It's a boy! No, it's Captain Enby!

…Do you think they're trying to decide which one to use?

 


Opinions expressed here on belong solely to the poster and do not represent or reflect the opinions or beliefs of AARoads, its creators and/or associates.