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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2018, 08:05:23 AM »

Pfft.  Freeway segment?  Northern end of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, maybe.  I have never been to Bear Mountain.

Hard to tell here in NY.  Too many short little segments everywhere that are easy to miss.

In terms of interstates, the resigned section of I-95/I-295 in NJ/PA and I-781 are basically equidistant from me (I will wait for the entire I-95 project to be done to re-clinch those segments).  After that is the very end of I-190 between the last exit and the border crossing (got my passport, finally).

Then comes a section of I-95 in Maine between exits 217 and 286.

From there it is probably the northwest quarter of the  I-270 loop or I-75 south of the Ohio Turnpike.

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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2018, 10:42:30 AM »

The Toll 540 or Toll 147 in the RDU area because tolls-well that and the fact that I never need to go anywhere served by those roads. I am not a shunpiker per se, but I'm not going out of my way to use a road that costs money for no good reason either.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2018, 11:26:28 AM »

 Nearest (to where I've ever lived): also MA 57, about 35 miles away.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2018, 11:29:22 AM »

Given that I've touched just about every freeway segment in my immediate area (Greater Philly); the nearest one that I haven't been on at all would be MD 10 just south of Baltimore.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2018, 11:35:48 AM »

There's a 1 mile section of I-295 in NJ I'm rarely on since I can access the road via the exits just north and south of there.

Same with the NJ Turnpike between Exits 2 & 3.

I'm gonna say there's probably some odd freeway roadway in Delaware County or Chester County, PA that I've never been on; about 30 or 45 minutes away.  Otherwise, I don't believe I've ever driven much of I-78 in NJ; about 70 miles from me.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2018, 11:36:17 AM »

Great thread.

I just remembered I have yet to drive the short stretch of VA 267 inside the beltway.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2018, 11:37:02 AM »

I think mine is the remaining freeway section of US 14 west of US 169 in Mankato.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2018, 11:46:07 AM »

The WI 26 bypass of Watertown. I've driven all the other freeway segments of WI 26, but I took the business route the one time I was in the Watertown area.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2018, 11:48:43 AM »

Nearest (to where I've ever lived): also MA 57, about 35 miles away.
Heh.  Not too many Riverside/Six Flags fans on here. :D
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2018, 11:57:58 AM »

Is this as the crow flies?  It might be the eastern part of the LIE, but I'd have to take a ferry to get there.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2018, 12:09:10 PM »

CA-4 between I-80 and CA-242... the 4/80 junction is about 25 miles away by road.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2018, 12:26:22 PM »

The CA 37 freeway around the north side of Vallejo, particularly the portion between the fairgrounds and the Napa River bridge including the interchange with CA 29.  Built while I was still living in SoCal; haven't had the need nor opportunity to drive on it as of yet since I moved up here at the end of 2012.  One of these days.............
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2018, 12:28:50 PM »

Pfft.  Freeway segment?
What would you have preferred to answer? Nearest road in general? Nearest Hudson River Crossing?  :-D

Is this as the crow flies?  It might be the eastern part of the LIE, but I'd have to take a ferry to get there.
Sure, why not? Generally, I was thinking of over land, but whatever floats your boat (see what I did there?).
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2018, 12:30:49 PM »

^^ Thanks. I may've driven to the entire LIE back in the 90s, but I didn't keep a diary of these things. If I did, then the Sunrise Highway is probably my answer.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2018, 12:31:51 PM »

If we're not counting tollways, probably I-14 by Temple (we live in South Austin).  Keeping tollways in, the stretch of toll 130 near here.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2018, 01:17:40 PM »

Probably parts of I-676 in Philadelphia and New Jersey plus parts of I-264 and VA-164 in Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Virginia.

Curious, since I have driven all of the parent routes in the respective states (I-76 in Pennsylvania is pretty long as is I-64 (I am counting it as a parent of VA-164 too) across Virginia.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2018, 01:22:16 PM »

Any of the I-x10s in NOLA. Also the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway (shameful).
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2018, 01:29:14 PM »

I've never been on US 15 in MD north of Exit 13 (the freeway segment near Frederick). For me, that's 53 miles away (37 as the crow flies).

The nearest freeway I've never been on at all is the Patuxent Freeway, which would be 87 miles away (63 as the crow flies).
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2018, 01:39:55 PM »

There is a very small section of I-355 between the NB355->EB88 and the WB88->NB355 ramps that I haven't covered yet.  46 miles from home.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2018, 02:03:42 PM »

I'm surprised to find out that my closest untraveled freeway segment is only 7 miles away. Living in Kentwood, I never have a reason to drive the portion of I-196 between Chicago Drive and Lake Michigan Drive. Living in Grand Rapids 19 years, I may have been on this segment at some point, but I have no clear memory of doing so.

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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2018, 02:27:45 PM »

Probably parts of I-676 in Philadelphia and New Jersey plus parts of I-264 and VA-164 in Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Virginia.
Curious, since I have driven all of the parent routes in the respective states (I-76 in Pennsylvania is pretty long as is I-64 (I am counting it as a parent of VA-164 too) across Virginia.

I didn't 'clinch' I-381 and my last section of VA I-81 (about 20 miles just south of Pulaski) until 2017 (TN eclipse trip).

It was raining so hard on my one previous I-81 trip thru the Bristol area (1991) that I skipped I-381.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2018, 02:31:20 PM »

Hard to say...probably something in Montreal.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2018, 02:38:28 PM »

I'm surprised to find out that my closest untraveled freeway segment is only 7 miles away. Living in Kentwood, I never have a reason to drive the portion of I-196 between Chicago Drive and Lake Michigan Drive. Living in Grand Rapids 19 years, I may have been on this segment at some point, but I have no clear memory of doing so.


That's funny, because when I was a young pup in the 1970's living in Jenison (Georgetown Township) that very segment of I-196 was the freeway I spent the most time riding on. I can even vaguely remember when I-196 ended at Chicago Dr.
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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #48 on: July 17, 2018, 02:55:11 PM »

I'm surprised to find out that my closest untraveled freeway segment is only 7 miles away. Living in Kentwood, I never have a reason to drive the portion of I-196 between Chicago Drive and Lake Michigan Drive. Living in Grand Rapids 19 years, I may have been on this segment at some point, but I have no clear memory of doing so.
That's funny, because when I was a young pup in the 1970's living in Jenison (Georgetown Township) that very segment of I-196 was the freeway I spent the most time riding on. I can even vaguely remember when I-196 ended at Chicago Dr.
That's hilarious and quite ironic  :-D

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Re: Nearest Freeway Segment You've Never Driven
« Reply #49 on: July 17, 2018, 03:39:13 PM »

MA 240, which is the only inch of freeway in my state I've never been on.
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