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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2015, 12:06:49 PM »

I'd guess that CA 1 and FL A1A are probably up there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_state_highways_in_the_United_States
Hmm, I actually dispute Oregon's longest being 140 as Oklahoma's is OK 3 and 3E according to the notes. With that argument, Oregon's should be OR 99 and 99E, coming in at 319 miles, well over OR 140's 237. If counting mileage along one leg of a split route disqualifies a route, then 140 would be longest, and the next longest route in OK would have to step up.

I'd also like to see lists of the longest provincial/territorial highways for Canada and state/territorial for Australia.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2015, 02:29:53 PM »

Hmm, I actually dispute Oregon's longest being 140 as Oklahoma's is OK 3 and 3E according to the notes. With that argument, Oregon's should be OR 99 and 99E, coming in at 319 miles, well over OR 140's 237.
Good point. OR 99 is actually continuous, right?
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2015, 02:51:06 PM »

Yes, it officially duplexes on I-5.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2015, 05:48:10 PM »

I've never been able to find a straight answer on IL-110's exact mileage, but I know it is close to IL-1's and may even surpass it. Although I'd have a hard time accepting it as the longest Illinois route even if it were longer than 1, given how absolutely pointless it is.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2015, 07:54:48 PM »

I've never been able to find a straight answer on IL-110's exact mileage, but I know it is close to IL-1's and may even surpass it.
The Goog says 327 miles for 110 and 324 for 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Route_1 says 325.59. Too close to call.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #30 on: January 29, 2015, 01:22:55 PM »

Arkansas is AR 7 at 296 miles
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2015, 12:55:59 PM »

For Mississippi, I believe MS 15 is the longest, though there is a gap south of Beaumont near the De Soto National Forest. From Beaumont northward, it goes uninterrupted to the Tennessee line north of Walnut.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #33 on: March 06, 2015, 11:14:33 AM »

NY 7 was NY 9 before 1926.
And back then, ME9 was actually somewhat sensible in ending at Wells, and not Calais. :P
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2015, 12:33:57 PM »

I'd guess that CA 1 and FL A1A are probably up there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_state_highways_in_the_United_States

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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2015, 01:17:08 PM »

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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2015, 05:53:01 PM »

I'd guess that CA 1 and FL A1A are probably up there.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_state_highways_in_the_United_States

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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #37 on: March 07, 2015, 12:25:24 AM »


I'd also like to see lists of the longest provincial/territorial highways for Canada and state/territorial for Australia.
For New South Wales, I guess the longest state route was SR87 which was 651km (404mi).
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2015, 12:34:08 AM »

ID/MT/ND/MN-200 is the longest by a long shot.

I'm gonna have to disagree based on the numbers provided by Bickendan. It is not a long-shot state highway by any means, although, not to to minimize its importance, it is considered a Top 5 potentially. The bulk of MSR 200 is through Montana. It's purely the most important state route to date covering a wide range of mid-size cities and rural communities within the entire Montana state highway system.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2015, 12:58:27 AM »


I'd also like to see lists of the longest provincial/territorial highways for Canada and state/territorial for Australia.
For New South Wales, I guess the longest state route was SR87 which was 651km (404mi).
Past tense?
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2015, 05:56:25 AM »

Australia has been renumbering for decades, converting to a national alphanumeric system
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2015, 11:16:18 AM »

For Ohio, i think Ohio 7 (Conneaut to Portsmouth, mostly along the Ohio River) is the longest State Route, but Ohio 3 (Cincinnati to Cleveland) and Ohio 4 (North Cincinnati to Sandusky) would be pretty close behind....
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #42 on: March 07, 2015, 01:15:53 PM »

PA 29(northern)/NY 7/VT/NH/ME 9 is a little over 700 miles.

So now we're just chaining together state routes with different numbers and calling them one route for statistics purposes?

VT/NH/ME 9 is definitely a single route. NY 7 would be considered the same route if it was numbered 9 like the others (which would never happen because of US 9).

I have to agree. East of I-87, at least, it functions as a single route and it really should be numbered as such. Heck, why it isn't US 109 is beyond me.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #43 on: March 07, 2015, 02:20:35 PM »

ID/MT/ND/MN-200 is the longest by a long shot.   I don't know if MSR-789 used to be longer before being mostly eliminated.


Extend that over US 2 to WA-20 and make is US 200 and everyone would be happy.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #44 on: March 07, 2015, 02:23:35 PM »

PA 29(northern)/NY 7/VT/NH/ME 9 is a little over 700 miles.

So now we're just chaining together state routes with different numbers and calling them one route for statistics purposes?

VT/NH/ME 9 is definitely a single route. NY 7 would be considered the same route if it was numbered 9 like the others (which would never happen because of US 9).

I have to agree. East of I-87, at least, it functions as a single route and it really should be numbered as such. Heck, why it isn't US 109 is beyond me.
Or US 4 as if you go between Troy, NY and Rochester, NH.  The NY 7/VT 9/ NH 9 is shortest then US 4. 

Remember parts of US 4 were US 9 that got moved to the west shore of the Hudson which gives it that awkward alignment.

Even US 104 would be great for it.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2015, 06:56:13 PM »

Did find this, which just has the longest one in each state. Sure looks like MT/ND/MN 200 could be a US highway

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_state_highways_in_the_United_States

I'd have to quibble with Alabama.  Yes, SR-3 is technically the longest state route, but since it is the unsigned state route assigned to US-31, in some respects it doesn't even count.  The longest stand-alone route in the state is SR-69 (281 miles), followed by SR-21 (279 miles).
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2015, 08:38:49 PM »


I'd also like to see lists of the longest provincial/territorial highways for Canada and state/territorial for Australia.
For New South Wales, I guess the longest state route was SR87 which was 651km (404mi).
Past tense?
Australia has been renumbering for decades, converting to a national alphanumeric system
That is correct. New South Wales converted to alphanumeric routes in 2013.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2015, 04:19:36 AM »

Surprised by Wisconsin. I really thought it would be 13, with that weird east-west segment that follows the Lake Superior shoreline above Ashland. I suppose I forgot that it doesn't make it to Illinois like 35 does, albeit 35 overlaps US 61 for a lot of it. I suppose the original WI-13 probably wins hands down.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2015, 12:20:31 PM »

I suppose the original WI-13 probably wins hands down.
Actually the original WI 10 (now US 51 and US 2) wins. Numbers were deliberately assigned in reverse order of length.
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Re: Longest state highways
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2015, 08:03:11 AM »

Surprised by Wisconsin. I really thought it would be 13, with that weird east-west segment that follows the Lake Superior shoreline above Ashland. I suppose I forgot that it doesn't make it to Illinois like 35 does, albeit 35 overlaps US 61 for a lot of it. I suppose the original WI-13 probably wins hands down.

Problem with 35 is it's a road no one would actually drive end to end.  My plan always has 35 following County F from Hudson to Prescott, with US 10 moving over to the 35 alignment from I-94 to Ellsworth.
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