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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2019, 10:52:02 PM »

Fresno, CA. (Should get I-7)

Greenville, NC. Largest city in the state with no interstate (although, it's getting I-587 pretty soon).
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2019, 07:49:09 AM »

^ But not the largest city in NC without a 3-digit Interstate.  That would currently be Durham, at least until I-885 is completed.  Then it will be High Point.  Greenville is a distant 5th (4th if you count Cary touching I-540, though 540 is technically not WITHIN Cary).
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2019, 08:33:40 PM »

^ But not the largest city in NC without a 3-digit Interstate.  That would currently be Durham, at least until I-885 is completed.  Then it will be High Point.  Greenville is a distant 5th (4th if you count Cary touching I-540, though 540 is technically not WITHIN Cary).
I-74 goes through High Point city limits, I-85 goes through Durham city limits, and segments of I-40 cross into Cary city limits. What's the other one?
I-74, I-85, and I-40 are not three digit interstates.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2019, 10:19:33 PM »

^ But not the largest city in NC without a 3-digit Interstate.  That would currently be Durham, at least until I-885 is completed.  Then it will be High Point.  Greenville is a distant 5th (4th if you count Cary touching I-540, though 540 is technically not WITHIN Cary).
I-74 goes through High Point city limits, I-85 goes through Durham city limits, and segments of I-40 cross into Cary city limits. What's the other one?
I-74, I-85, and I-40 are not three digit interstates.
That’s my mistake, I thought he was referring to any interstates. I mis-read the post.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2019, 05:17:43 AM »

For Florida it's Orlando.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2019, 11:00:36 AM »

Sacramento, CA does not have a signed 3di route  but its listed as a hidden route as I-305.

Bakersfield, CA and Fresno, CA are the largest cities in the nation without a 3di or 2di at all.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2019, 04:51:52 PM »

For Virginia, it's Lynchburg. It's also the largest city in the state without any interstate highway.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2019, 04:54:35 PM »

Bakersfield, CA and Fresno, CA are the largest cities in the nation without a 3di or 2di at all.
Bakersfield comes within 12 miles of I-5, and also the city limits follow the Kern River to where it touches I-5, so technically a sliver is within city limits. And the whole area is served by I-5, at least from the south.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2019, 04:59:56 PM »

Jeff City is the largest capital without an Interstate though US 63 and 54 are four-lane divided highways up to I-70 which is 25 mi to the north.

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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2019, 10:28:08 PM »

Bakersfield, CA and Fresno, CA are the largest cities in the nation without a 3di or 2di at all.
Bakersfield comes within 12 miles of I-5, and also the city limits follow the Kern River to where it touches I-5, so technically a sliver is within city limits. And the whole area is served by I-5, at least from the south.
But nearly 40 years ago Caltrans removed Bakersfield as a control city on I-5 north of the I-10 freeway for Sacramento.
Note CA-170, I-405 and I-210 also have Sacramento as a control city. Was Bakersfield city limits expanded to reach I-5 in the past 4 decades?

Boat Section in Sacramento was opened 4 decades ago.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2019, 11:48:41 PM »

Bakersfield, CA and Fresno, CA are the largest cities in the nation without a 3di or 2di at all.
Bakersfield comes within 12 miles of I-5, and also the city limits follow the Kern River to where it touches I-5, so technically a sliver is within city limits. And the whole area is served by I-5, at least from the south.
But nearly 40 years ago Caltrans removed Bakersfield as a control city on I-5 north of the I-10 freeway for Sacramento.
Note CA-170, I-405 and I-210 also have Sacramento as a control city. Was Bakersfield city limits expanded to reach I-5 in the past 4 decades?

Boat Section in Sacramento was opened 4 decades ago.

Considering how remote the western City Limit of Bakersfield is as it touches I-5 it doesn't warrant being a control city.   CA 99 traverses the core of Bakersfield, I-5 doesn't even come close to downtown. 
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #36 on: September 15, 2019, 06:43:20 AM »

In Louisiana it would be Monroe, Alexandria, and Lafayette. In about 30-50 years you could add the Ruston/Grambling area to the list.
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Re: Largest cities without a 3di interstate route
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2019, 08:17:17 PM »

When talking about metro areas rather than city proper, Iowa's largest w/o a 3di is Ames, the seventh largest in the state. Pretty small. If you count Ames as part of the Des Moines area, it's Dubuque, the 11th largest.
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