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Buisiest non numbered route?
« on: September 23, 2017, 03:11:13 PM »

Probably an urban freeway.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 03:19:29 PM »

I have Joppa Road in Baltimore County, Maryland.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 03:37:26 PM »

Parham Road and Laburnum Avenue in Henrico County, Virginia are quite busy.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2017, 03:43:29 PM »

Let's start with some actual numbers.

Storrow Drive in Boston at its junction with Mass Ave.: 89800 AADT (in 2006)
I don't know if this is the one-way or two-way total.

I also checked the Lowell Connector, but its AADT is lower.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 04:53:49 PM »

Probably an urban freeway.

NJTP south of the PA Tpk connector?  No route number is posted on the highway.

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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2017, 05:20:35 PM »

Maybe part of Florida's Turnpike in Orlando or south of West Palm Beach, though it has unposted route numbers for its two segments.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2017, 07:42:39 PM »

Pretty much any Manhattan main thoroughfare.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 08:13:21 PM »

Clark St and Addison St in Chicago on Cubs Game Days =)
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2017, 01:11:44 AM »

Here in San Jose, it'd likely be a toss-up among the following streets:
 (a) Blossom Hill Road, a E-W thoroughfare across the southern end of town.
 (b) Monterey Road (former CA 82), still the main way to get from downtown to the southeast side or Coyote Valley.
 (c) North First Street:  essentially Silicon Valley's "Main Street", with Cisco, Oracle, and others arrayed along its length.
 (d) Coleman Avenue:  the other main route from downtown SJ to the tech area north and NW of downtown.

If they weren't numbered as county routes (G2, G4, G6, G8, and G21), the regional expressways would certainly qualify.

Technically, Blossom Hill is County Road G10; but the reassurance shields disappeared long ago except for the west-end connection to CA 17 and CA 9 on Saratoga-Los Gatos Road and Los Gatos Blvd. (old CA 17).  CSAA maps still show the route as posted, but the in-field experience indicates otherwise.  Since the CA 85 freeway was opened a quarter-century ago, Blossom Hill is no longer the through route across southern SJ -- but the fact that it "hops" between shopping centers (and the only Dunkin Donuts in the area!) ensures a high traffic count. 
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2017, 01:36:38 AM »

Dallas North Tollway has numbers as high as 174,000.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2017, 12:26:02 PM »

Let's start with some actual numbers.

Storrow Drive in Boston at its junction with Mass Ave.: 89800 AADT (in 2006)
I don't know if this is the one-way or two-way total.

I also checked the Lowell Connector, but its AADT is lower.

The irony is that they each were numbered, though the Lowell Connector being numbered was debatable and barely signed.

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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2017, 01:48:52 PM »

How are we defining "numbered"? Posted number or any numerical designation even if secret? If secret routes don't count as numbered, Metro New York takes the cake. Garden State Parkway (can't find counts but likely near 200K), Grand Central Parkway (highest non-forecast volumes slightly under 190K near I-495), and Southern State Parkway (forecast says 214K near Hempstead Lake) have ridiculous volumes.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2017, 02:03:28 PM »

FDR Drive its gotta be the busiest parkway that's not numbered in New York State.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2017, 02:12:03 PM »

FDR Drive its gotta be the busiest parkway that's not numbered in New York State.

Highest is 176K just south of the Triborough Bridge. Grand Central, Southern State, and Belt have higher sections.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2017, 01:30:05 PM »

Bell Road in the Phoenix area comes to mind past tense.  Clovis Avenue in the Fresno area can get a little out of hand with traffic and speed.

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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2017, 10:40:57 PM »

It could also be Peņa Boulevard in Denver, though less people use it now that the A Line is open.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 10:59:52 AM »

Vasco Road its the busiest non Caltrans road in the San Francisco area. Originally there were talks that CA-84 was going to be on Vasco Road to bridge the gap between the Sacramento/Solano section of CA-84 with the Menlo Park to Livermore portion of CA-84.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 11:55:34 AM »

2010 AADT for Toronto's Gardiner Expressway was 228,000. Taking typical growth rates for a freeway like that there it's probably around 262,000 today.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2017, 12:33:59 PM »

Prior to its designation as IL-390, the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway would've been eligible.

Other non-numbered (and not posted) routes would include:

North end of Lake Shore Drive between Foster Avenue (where US-41 leaves) to Hollywood Boulevard.
Stony Island Avenue between the Bishop Ford Freeway (I-94) and Cornell Drive.
22nd Street/Cermak Road east of Butterfield Road (IL-56).
Lower Wacker Drive.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 12:45:48 PM »

The Parkway in NJ.  It may be NJ 444, but does anyone other than us know it.

The ACE too, but I am only guessing that it has very busy traffic.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2017, 04:57:18 PM »

How are we defining "numbered"? Posted number or any numerical designation even if secret? If secret routes don't count as numbered, Metro New York takes the cake. Garden State Parkway (can't find counts but likely near 200K), Grand Central Parkway (highest non-forecast volumes slightly under 190K near I-495), and Southern State Parkway (forecast says 214K near Hempstead Lake) have ridiculous volumes.
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Re: Buisiest non numbered route?
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2017, 02:30:58 PM »

The Parkway in NJ.  It may be NJ 444, but does anyone other than us know it.

The ACE too, but I am only guessing that it has very busy traffic.
ACE is only busy seasonally and during certain times of the week/day. The Parkway is pretty much always busy in places. By the way, is the GSP section in New York State numbered even internally?
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