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Author Topic: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned  (Read 5160 times)

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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #175 on: June 22, 2020, 02:18:09 PM »

US-266 really what is the purpose of it? It's like 40 miles long and runs close to I-40. In my state I would say WI-127 and WI-134. WI-127 is just a parallel route with WI-16 and does not serve any towns. WI-134 is a short spur to an unincorporated town that nobody cares about.
WI-127 probably continues to exist solely because the Columbia Correctional Institution (coincidentally the prison where Jeffrey Dahmer got killed at) is on the route, even though it's close to the east end.

WI 127 is a US 16 'old' road that Columbia County refused to take over.

In that light, I wonder why WI 152 exists, running northeastward from WI 21 in Wautoma to unincorporated Mount Morris.  It barely makes the grade as a county highway.

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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #176 on: June 23, 2020, 12:17:11 PM »

I don't think anyone has mentioned the easternmost few miles of US 46 yet. What is the point of having it continue past where it begins overlapping with US 1-9, just so it can end in the middle of the GW Bridge?

Based on this sign, the NJTA seems to agree with me :D
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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #177 on: June 23, 2020, 05:14:09 PM »

US-266 really what is the purpose of it? It's like 40 miles long and runs close to I-40. In my state I would say WI-127 and WI-134. WI-127 is just a parallel route with WI-16 and does not serve any towns. WI-134 is a short spur to an unincorporated town that nobody cares about.
WI-127 probably continues to exist solely because the Columbia Correctional Institution (coincidentally the prison where Jeffrey Dahmer got killed at) is on the route, even though it's close to the east end.

WI 127 is a US 16 'old' road that Columbia County refused to take over.

In that light, I wonder why WI 152 exists, running northeastward from WI 21 in Wautoma to unincorporated Mount Morris.  It barely makes the grade as a county highway.

Mike
Did WI 152 ever run farther, such as to WI 49?
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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #178 on: June 24, 2020, 03:18:55 PM »

most of ohio's state routes are superfluous, especially in cities

Thank you the state that does NOT sign roads within cities.

there are tons of routes in every one of their cities. aren't they maintained by odot? that statement isn't relevant to the topic at hand anyway

Cities and villages are responsible for maintaining state and US routes within their boundaries in Ohio.  ODOT maintains them in townships.
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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #179 on: June 24, 2020, 03:46:44 PM »

Some have been mentioned, but off my head, US 46, US 9 in Delaware, US 60 west of I-10 in the Phoenix area.
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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #180 on: June 24, 2020, 11:09:18 PM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_285_(Georgia)

Florida Highway-400 and Georgia Highway-407 should be decommissions because they are entirely inside signed interstate routes.


And all Georgia Interstates have a hidden 400 series state route attached to it.
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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #181 on: June 25, 2020, 01:40:45 AM »

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_285_(Georgia)

Florida Highway-400 and Georgia Highway-407 should be decommissions because they are entirely inside signed interstate routes.


And all Georgia Interstates have a hidden 400 series state route attached to it.

Plus SR 10 Loop, which is also entirely hidden SR 422.

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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #182 on: June 25, 2020, 06:28:14 AM »

US-266 really what is the purpose of it? It's like 40 miles long and runs close to I-40.

US-266 was there first and I-40 took over the corridor. The parts that were entirely redundant to I-40 were decommissioned, and what's still around is what was left over.
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Re: Highways you're surprised it hasn't gotten truncated/decommissioned
« Reply #183 on: June 25, 2020, 04:14:57 PM »

US-266 really what is the purpose of it? It's like 40 miles long and runs close to I-40.

US-266 was there first and I-40 took over the corridor. The parts that were entirely redundant to I-40 were decommissioned, and what's still around is what was left over.

Until US 62 was extended to become a border-to-border diagonal, US 266 extended west from Henryetta to US 66 in OKC.  It just happened to be the "straightline" route to the Arkansas River Valley between the Ozarks and Ouachitas, so it was the obvious place to locate I-40.  But it still remains a local server; renumbering it would serve little or no purpose. 
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