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Max Rockatansky

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Next Services XXX Miles
« on: August 17, 2017, 12:55:40 PM »

This little 82 mile gap in services caught my eye the other day on eastbound CA 58 just out of Santa Margarita as a possibly decent idea for a traffic control thread:

IMG_3583 by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

I know off hand that I have a picture of a 100 gap on CA 62 last year and possibly the big 160-something one on US 6 in Nevada that I'll try to dig up.  I'm curious to see what everyone can come up with for high mileage numbers in different areas without services.
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Re: Next Services XXX Miles
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 01:02:33 PM »

Alligator Alley/FL 84 (before it was I-75) used to have a "Next Exit 86 Miles" sign:


(Also, one of my oldest sign photos...May of 1992.)

It's presently a 26-mile gap, since there were no services at Snake Road and FL 84 until the interstate was completed.

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Re: Next Services XXX Miles
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 10:55:23 PM »

The 100 mile services gap on CA 62 east out of 29 Palms I mentioned earlier, this was February 2016:

12715524_10207281317863812_6956413261632204339_n by Max Rockatansky, on Flickr

I believe there used to be gas in Vidal Junction which would have shortened the services gap to about 80 miles.

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Re: Next Services XXX Miles
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 11:02:43 PM »

Wait...is this next exits, or next services...because Mass. has a boatload of next exit XX miles signs. Especially on the Mass Pike.
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 11:05:32 PM »

Wait...is this next exits, or next services...because Mass. has a boatload of next exit XX miles signs. Especially on the Mass Pike.

In the case of the two I displayed which are CA 58 and CA 62 it means there is literally no food or gas for the distance posted.  Essentially you are out on your own in no-man's land for 82 and 100 miles respectively, not a trace of civilization to be had.  US 6 out of Ely in the longest at 163 miles that I'm aware in the Lower 48 States.

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Re: Next Services XXX Miles
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 08:31:47 AM »

I haven't been there yet and hence don't have any photos of it, but nothing beats the NEXT SERVICE AREA 240 MILES sign on the Dalton Highway (AK 11).
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