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Ugly two-digit Interstate Highway segments and thoughts on how to improve them

The following list identifies some segments of two-digit Interstate Highways where the aesthetics along the freeway are far less than pleasing. The list represents segments where there is little to impress a traveler and may in fact repel them from … Continue reading

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Working list – Diverging diamond interchanges in Canada

As can be seen below, adoption of the diverging diamond interchange model has not caught on in Canada like it has in the United States. Additional examples will be added as they are announced/developed. 2017 Macleod Trail & 162 Avenue … Continue reading

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Working list – Diverging diamond interchanges in the USA

A working list of diverging diamond interchanges (DDIs) is listed in alphabetical order by full state name under each calendar year. The first DDI in the United States opened in 2009. This style of interchange design cuts down the number … Continue reading

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El Paso’s impressive Loop 375 bypass could be extraordinary

It’s not often that one comments about a specific freeway, but the Texas Loop 375 bypass of El Paso is not your typical highway. The freeway connects the central city with Interstate 10 southeast of town, then to US 62 … Continue reading

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Longest state segments of three-digit Interstate Highways

RANKINGS (As of 02/24/21 – Minimum of 40 miles in length) Interstate 476 – Pennsylvania = 129.61 miles Interstate 495 – Massachusetts = 121.56 miles Interstate 135 – Kansas = 95.74 miles Interstate 196 – Michigan = 80.65 miles Interstate … Continue reading

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Shortest state segments of three-digit Interstate Highways

  As a follow-up to the previous post on the shortest state segments of one and two-digit Interstate Highways, here is a list of the shortest state segments of three-digit Interstate Highways. RANKINGS (Based on current mileage as of 2/19/21) … Continue reading

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Shortest state segments of one/two digit Interstate Highways

RANKINGS BASED ON CURRENT MILEAGE (02/11/21) Maximum of 75 miles in length Interstate 95 in the District of Columbia = 0.11 miles – co-signed with Interstate 495 Interstate 78 in New York = 0.50 miles Interstate 66 in the District … Continue reading

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Healing Interstate injustice by removing freeways

  Back in 2018, I wrote a post about the trend in freeway-capping projects. These efforts are an attempt to partially rectify (or put a bandaid over) the injustices of America’s highway-building mania that took place between the 1940s and 1980s. A … Continue reading

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Interstate injustice – the human and economic toll

The following raw data tries to put some perspective into the vast extent of destruction that took place in American urban centers during the highway building boom of the late 1940s through the 1980s.  Overall, the number of dwellings lost … Continue reading

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Before, during & after images of Interstate highway injustice

Below are a series of photographs that depict the destruction wrought upon urban neighborhoods across the United States during the freeway building boom of the 1940s-1980s. Depicted are a variety of before, during, and after images of the Interstate injustice … Continue reading

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