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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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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2019, 12:42:37 PM »

What about signed county routes? (if applicable)

I've clinched the following 500-series county routes:
Southern CR 501
CR 510
CR 512
CR 523
CR 525
CR 529
CR 531
CR 533 (almost)
CR 565

I've clinched the following county routes in Somerset County:
CR 601
CR 606
CR 612
CR 613
CR 614
CR 615
CR 616
CR 617
CR 618
CR 619
CR 620
CR 622
CR 623
CR 624
CR 626
CR 631
CR 633
CR 635
CR 638
CR 639
CR 640
CR 642
CR 643
CR 646
CR 649
CR 651
CR 652
CR 653
CR 654
CR 655
CR 657
CR 661
CR 663
CR 665
CR 683
CR 685
CR 687
CR 689

In Morris County:
CR 604
CR 605
CR 606
CR 612
CR 618
CR 624
CR 624 Alt
CR 638
CR 657
CR 663
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2019, 12:55:18 PM »

Counties in NJ:
Somerset (the only county in NJ I have completely clinched)
Essex (except for NJ-7)
Hunterdon (except for NJ-12 and NJ-31 north of CR-513)
Morris (except for NJ-23 north of Kiel Ave and US-202 east of I-287 exit 47)
Union (except for some highways in Newark such as NJ-439 and NJ-27, and let's not forget NJ-59)
Mercer (except for the southeast area)
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2019, 12:07:55 PM »

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. 

I have ended my travels for the year.  My current tally is 44 counties in Indiana, 5 in Michigan, 4 in Illinois and 1 in Kentucky.  This included the most populous county in three states (IL, IN, KY). 

Goals for 2020 include adding 10-12 counties in Indiana and another 4-5 in Michigan
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2019, 05:53:23 PM »

So far I've fully completed Davis, Morgan, Salt Lake, and Weber County in Utah.

Since I posted this, I’ve added Rich, Tooele, and Utah Counties to this list. I also have several Utah counties where I would only need to drive one more route to complete the clinch:

-Box Elder, SR 30 east of SR 38
-Juab, SR 132
-Kane, US 89A
-Sanpete, SR 132 west of SR 116
-Summit, SR 35
-Wasatch, SR 35
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2020, 11:43:32 AM »

2/10/20 update
I've done several in Michigan:
Benzie
Branch
Isabella
Lake
Livingston
Manistee
Mason
Mecosta (finally nabbed the stretch of M-20 between Big Rapids and Remus a couple of weeks ago)
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 and M-57)
Leelanau (missing everything north of M-204)
Missaukee (missing M-66 north of M-42)
Montcalm (missing most of M-57)
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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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2020, 09:07:27 PM »

I probably just have several counties in Illinois under my belt-- Will, Grundy, Gallatin, Hardin, Stark, Putnam, Kendall, and DeKalb.  I'm very close to finishing Pulaski, LaSalle, DuPage, and Kane Counties as well.  This isn't a focus of mine; the only thing I aim to clinch are Illinois' state, federal, and Interstate highways, plus possibly the Interstates nationwide.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2020, 10:23:17 AM »

Mine, in Michigan (I may have one or two outside the state; I'm not going to look everywhere):
Keweenaw
Houghton
Baraga
Schoolcraft
Luce
Mackinac
Benzie
Wexford (the BR's as US-131 before the freeway had opened)
Leelanau (most likely; parts as a child so I can't say for sure)

Near misses:
Chippewa (missing the portion of M-134 on Drummond Island)
Oceana (missing M-120 on the county line)
St Joseph (most likely missing M-103 and M-216)

Possibles:
Ontonagon (can't recall if I was on the portion of M-64 south of M-28)
Emmet (might be missing M-68)
Oakland (might be missing M-5 SE of I-96/275/696 interchange)

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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2020, 08:39:36 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. 

I have ended my travels for the year.  My current tally is 44 counties in Indiana, 5 in Michigan, 4 in Illinois and 1 in Kentucky.  This included the most populous county in three states (IL, IN, KY). 

Goals for 2020 include adding 10-12 counties in Indiana and another 4-5 in Michigan

Off to a slow start for 2020. Due to the pandemic, I have not made any trips downstate for work, which I usually use to add counties down there. Did finally manage to get the NE corner of the state.

Current tally is 51 counties in Indiana, 5 in Michigan, 4 in Illinois and 1 in Kentucky.

Still think I can add 7 more in Indiana by the end of the year plus 2-3 in Michigan.
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Re: Clinching Counties' Highways
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2020, 04:37:02 PM »

I have a bunch for Colorado, but surprisingly not my home county of Arapahoe as I haven't done US36 east going into the plains.  My clinches:

  • Adams
  • Broomfield
  • Clear Creek
  • Denver
  • Douglas
  • Gilpin
  • Hinsdale
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Larimer
  • Mineral
  • Ouray
  • Park
  • San Juan

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