Tag Archives: Interstate Highways

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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Echoes from a 20th Century ghost town – Glenrio, NM/TX

One typically thinks of ghost towns being worn relics from the 19th Century or of earlier time periods. However, in the case of Glenrio, New Mexico/Texas, the town was founded, prospered, and died during a narrow time span within the … 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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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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Interstate Injustice: Plowing Highways Through Minority Neighborhoods – Updated

The list provided at the end of the post is a partial tally of the once vibrant, historically Black and Latino neighborhoods that have been largely decimated by Interstate Highway construction. Much of this community displacement and destruction took place … Continue reading

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