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DandyDan

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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2019, 02:17:51 PM »

Iowa made this easier by decommissioning numerous highways in 2003. My list for Iowa includes Fremont, Mills, Pottawattomie, Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Cerro Gordo, Worth, Mitchell, Floyd, Chickasaw and Howard.

When I lived in Nebraska, I got Douglas and Sarpy.
Drove the length of MN 251 last weekend, thus finishing Freeborn and Mower Counties in Minnesota, although if it's a requirement I have to drive it, I only have Freeborn.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2019, 03:20:49 PM »

Iowa made this easier by decommissioning numerous highways in 2003. My list for Iowa includes Fremont, Mills, Pottawattomie, Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Cerro Gordo, Worth, Mitchell, Floyd, Chickasaw and Howard.

When I lived in Nebraska, I got Douglas and Sarpy.
Drove the length of MN 251 last weekend, thus finishing Freeborn and Mower Counties in Minnesota, although if it's a requirement I have to drive it, I only have Freeborn.

I count anything traveled if I was in the vehicle and awake.  I don't require actually being the driver.  I know there are others who don't count anything unless they drove it. 
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2019, 03:24:57 PM »

Also, Virginia (at least Arlington and Henrico counties, and most of the independent cities, which conveniently have no state secondary routes)

Does Arlington County have any "F" (frontage) routes?  Maybe along U.S. 50?  I think I have seen one or two, which are almost state secondary highway routes.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2019, 04:04:04 PM »

Using the criteria specified by the OP, I guess I have the District of Columbia, though it doesn’t have counties or cities. I have 100% of the Travel Mapping routes there.

Beyond DC, I don’t know, never kept track, but if I were to look carefully at a map I think I’d likely be able to check off at least Arlington County and the City of Alexandria in Virginia. Maybe the City of Charlottesville, too, but I’m less sure about that.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2019, 08:47:09 AM »

There are threads about clinching counties and clinching highways, but I haven't seen one for clinching all highways within counties.  Does anybody else keep track of that?

For my purpose, a county's highways are clinched if I have driven every signed mile within the county in all of the following categories:
Interstate highways
Business interstate highways
US highways
Auxiliary US highways (BUS, ALT)
State highways, including any BUS, ALT or TRK

I've currently "highway clinched" 32 counties in Indiana, 3 in Michigan, and one each in Illinois and Kentucky (the most populous one in each though).

My goal for the end of the year is to finish 7 more in Indiana and 2 more each in Illinois and Michigan. 

Yesterday I added two more counties in Michigan and one in Indiana to my list.  Only had one route left in each county.  Have a trip planned in a couple weeks that will net me 3 more Indiana counties.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #30 on: August 17, 2019, 09:21:29 AM »

I've got three in New York:
* Nassau
* Suffolk
* Richmond (Staten Island)
I'm also very close to having New York County (Manhattan).  Just missing a small piece of Broadway (US 9) all the way uptown.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2019, 10:15:17 AM »

10/14/19 update
I've done several in Michigan:
Benzie
Branch (clinched in mid-September with BL I-69 and M-86)
Isabella
Lake
Livingston
Manistee
Mason
Newaygo
Oceana
Osceola
Ottawa (clinched it twice as I had the county clinched before M-231 opened then had to re-clinch it)
Washtenaw
Wexford

I am close in the following counties:
Allegan (missing M-40 south of Allegan)
Barry (missing the less than one mile portion of M-78 within the county)
Grand Traverse (missing two small portions of M-72)
Hillsdale (missing small portions of M-49 and M-99)
Ingham (missing M-52 north of Webberville)
Jackson (only missing M-50 south of Brooklyn)
Kalamazoo (missing M-43 west of US-131)
Kent (missing small portions of M-21, M-44, and M-57)
Mecosta (missing M-20 between Big Rapids and Remus)
Missaukee (missing M-66 north of M-42)
Muskegon (only missing M-120 between US-31 and Holton)
St. Joseph (missing US-12 west of Sturgis, as well as M-103 and M-216)
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