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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2009, 10:18:53 PM »

Hi, Interstate 25 here. I love high altitudes! Ahh... Wyoming, in the middle of the Rockies! Sadly, I end at I-90 at my northern terminus, and at I-10 at my southern. Oh, by the way, I-27, if anybody was to be extended to Canada and Mexico, it'd be probably me. Don't cry, it's ok. I'll try to make you extended to Denver!  :biggrin:

Anyways, I want more 3dis for myself. All I have on my entire 1,062 mile trek to myself is an 11 mile long freeway called I-225! How annoying!

One last thing: I am part of the Pan-Am Highway, which is the longest drivable highway in the world! How cool is that?

Welp, I'll be headed off (oh, and you should drive me, I'm scenic!).
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2009, 10:29:25 PM »

the longest drivable highway in the world

so how precisely do you plan on getting across the Darien Gap in north Panama?? 
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2009, 10:54:42 AM »

Hi, I-195 here.  No, not the Providence one.... or the Richmond one.... or the Maine one for the smart ass in the back of the room.  Anyways, I smuggle my daddy from his toll road around Trenton with my brother, I-295.  My brother's the only family that really "understands" me.  I mean c'mon, by two best friends are two overcrowded toll roads!  My brother tells me I might get some of his and daddy's route in a few years if dad can get an interchange operation done in time.  He says its being done by some medical group called the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and that they're kind of jerking dad around.  Anyways, maybe I'll be longer someday and can see Pennsylvania.  Until, then I'll just stick to shuttling people to Six Flags and the Shore.
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« Reply #28 on: October 17, 2009, 11:53:36 AM »

Hi, I-195 here.  No, not the Providence one.... or the Richmond one.... or the Maine one for the smart ass in the back of the room. 
Are you the Baltimore one? What, you don't go to the airport?
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2009, 12:24:04 PM »

I-99... the Glen Quagmire of interstate routes??

You are aware that njroadhorse put that into his sig, right?
looks like he is  :pan:
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2009, 10:00:14 PM »

Hi, I'm I-990, a.k.a THE HIGHEST NUMBERED INTERSTATE IN ALL THE LAND!

Of course, I'm also one of the shortest interstates in all the land. When the hell will NYSDOT extend me to Lockport and beyond?
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #31 on: October 25, 2009, 08:54:37 PM »

I-99 Giggety Giggety Giggety...ALL RIGHT

(digressing)

Hi, I-229 here.  I have no control cities from my southern terminus because my northern terminus is at a gravel road.

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I-74 here.  Some psychopath chopped up my lower leg and scattered the parts through umpteen places in NC

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Hi, I-95 here.  Some joker says I end in Daytona Beach at I-4  (as of 2008, those END I-95 signs were still there)
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2009, 01:47:51 PM »

'Sup? I-12 here. Just consider me a little sister of sorts to I-10. Some people say I should be an x10, but I'm important enough for two digits! Honest! I don't cut through the traffic misery that is New Orleans, and I'm shorter if you have no reason to go there. I'm a little overwhelmed by the responsibility and the traffic, though. Others are talking about extending me, but I'm comfy where I am.
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2009, 09:32:18 PM »

Hello. I-790 here. For some reason, nobody can trust me. Instead of letting me have my own free reign of central New York, NYSDOT decided to partner me with NY5, NY8, and NY12! How rude! Sure, some people say that I'm a bit strange, saying that I barely qualify as a real Interstate, but I'm still here! My biggest dream right now is to finally break free of this current road and re-align myself with the Utica-Rome Expressway instead.

Howdy. I-587 here. I really shouldn't even exist, as I'm merely the last little tiny bit of NY28 near Kingston, but somebody decided to stick an Interstate shield on my anyways. How nice. I'm a little separated from my parent, though, as I'm only connected to I-87 by a roundabout. 
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2009, 11:36:24 PM »

Hey folks, I'm I-265. What's that? You say you can see right through me, as if my middle isn't even there? Well you might be right. My top half doesn't connect to my bottom half. Now if those idiots in Kentucky and Indiana would get their sh*t together and connect my ends and build that f-ing bridge already, I could be whole.
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2009, 12:01:20 AM »

Howdy, y'all. I'm I-265.

Wait, wait!!! WTF? I don't exist anymore? My parent ate me? OMG!!!! The horror, the horror!

OBTW ... Rocky Top sucks. :ded:
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #36 on: November 30, 2009, 04:27:22 PM »

Hey there! I'm I-296.  Screw you 131! Nobody likes you anyway!  Plus, me and M-6 are much better friends anyway.
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2009, 06:19:12 PM »

Greetings, fellow forum goers. I'm I-64, and like Rodney Dangerfield, I get no respect. I have the red, white and blue Interstate shield, the mightiest road designation of them all, yet on my western end I'm relegated to second-class status. Everybody insists on calling me "40" even though the RWB shield trumps the black-and-white shield. I just don't get it. I've even been rebuilt and am being extended to end at an honest-to-goodness two-digit interstate that ends in "0" and they still call me "40 around here. No wonder the football Cardinals left. This place sucks.
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2009, 06:55:59 PM »

Hey, I-70 here, I lost a couple teeth in my endeavors - one was replaced with Breezewood and the other replaced with single-lane tunnels
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #39 on: November 30, 2009, 07:41:30 PM »

There was a thread on MTR about 6-7 years ago called "The sad, broken family of X-78's".  I think that for the purposes of this thread, it may be amusing to read the thread in the Google Groups archives.

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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2009, 08:14:30 PM »

Greetings from Hoosier Country. My number is 164. I'm afraid that a slimmer, smaller number that just moved in to the north of me is going to take me over. I'm hearing that 69 is going to one day run from Indianapolis all the way to Texas and wants to use me as part of the route. At least my parent isn't going to gobble me up like what happened to 265 down in Tennessee, but it's sad all the same to know that I'll be gone in a few years. Give my regards to 390 in New York, I hear the same thing's gonna happen to him once they link 99 from the State College area into New York.
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2009, 08:21:20 PM »

There was a thread on MTR about 6-7 years ago called "The sad, broken family of X-78's".  I think that for the purposes of this thread, it may be amusing to read the thread in the Google Groups archives.

http://www.nycroads.com/history/I-78_broken/
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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2009, 09:49:30 PM »

There was a thread on MTR about 6-7 years ago called "The sad, broken family of X-78's".  I think that for the purposes of this thread, it may be amusing to read the thread in the Google Groups archives.

http://www.nycroads.com/history/I-78_broken/

That's the one.  I thought it was fitting for this topic.

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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #43 on: December 02, 2009, 04:28:30 PM »

Wait, wait!!! WTF? I don't exist anymore? My parent ate me? OMG!!!! The horror, the horror!

OBTW ... Rocky Top sucks. :ded:

Hi, I-440 here!  I-265 should be glad he was put out of his misery, Music City doesn't treat it's 3dis well.  It took forever for me to be built as the NIMBYs were busy.  Hey some of the bridges over me are landscaped to disguise the fact that you're crossing over an interstate!  By the time I was finished, it was clear my four lanes were too few but I doubt the NIMBYs will let me expand.

My east end is a convoluted mess.  I'm signed from I-40 along a short duplex with I-24 but not eastward.  I don't know if I end at I-24 or at I-40 and my daddy won't tell me.

Oh well, at least me and my pal, I-65 have the only stack interchange within a 100 miles!

And, being close to Vanderbilt University, don't like Rocky Top either.  But, that's mainly because those $%^%$&*#@ UT fans play it all the time when they come to town to beat Vandy up!
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #44 on: December 02, 2009, 06:02:04 PM »

I-69 here.  Never had any desire to go beyond Indianapolis to Texas, much less Mississippi.  I understand that Mississippi has been signing an imposter of me on one of their state routes.  Only one child route, I-469, but plenty of business loops in Michigan.  Shoot, I even swing both ways there, north-south and east-west!
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« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2009, 06:31:03 AM »

I-271 here.  My sole purpose in life is to bypass people around the booming city of Cleveland.  Not that great of a purpose, right?  There is a perk that makes me an individual in the Interstate world though.  I am the only one in the entire country to have a multiplex with my own 3di kind!  I-480 is my best buddy in the world, and we would do anything for each other.  So, if your ever near Cleveland...
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #46 on: December 03, 2009, 03:00:14 PM »

Hey, I'm I-181 and I can relate to my Hoosier cousin 164. At least when my Tennessee cousin I-265 disappeared, his parent swallowed him. When it happened to me, 26 was the guilty party. Hope those of you who knew me have fond memories. At least US 23 lives on to preserve my legacy.
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« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2009, 01:01:22 AM »

Hi, I-229 here.  I have no control cities from my southern terminus because my northern terminus is at a gravel road.

Actually, per Google Street View, the county road past the northern terminus of I-229 is now paved.
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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2016, 11:51:57 PM »

Hello, I am I-81. I connect Bristol, Staunton, D.C., Harrisburg, Hazleton, SWB, and Syracuse to Canada and I am part of the fastest route from DC to Ottawa.
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Re: Stories of interstates
« Reply #49 on: July 13, 2016, 12:01:45 AM »

Really 2009 this thread got necro-revived from?   I know a lot of people have been asking for old threads to be brought back when a topic returns...but damn.  :-D
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