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  Interstate Highway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For example, in California, most interstates are limited to 55 mph within a major city, 65 mph (105 km/h) for most of the suburban highway stretches, and up to 70 mph (115 km/h) throughout the desert and rural stretches of the state.
Several Interstates in the South U.S., including I-16 in Georgia, I-40 in North Carolina, I-65 in Alabama, and I-10 in Louisiana, are equipped and signed for reverse flow, with crossovers inland after major interchanges to distribute much of the traffic.
On even-numbered Interstates, mileage increases to the east and decreases to the west; and on odd-numbered Interstates, mileage increases to the north and decreases to the south.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Interstate_highway   (3844 words)

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Interstate 30 goes from Fort Worth up to Texarkana and on into Arkansas.  One of the earliest sections completed on this Interstate was a part between Dallas and Greenville.  Other sections up to Texarkana were completed in the 1970s.
Interstate 35 is the longest north-south interstate route in Texas.  It runs from the Oklahoma border at the Red River down to Laredo.  Some of the larger towns on IH 35 are Waco, Austin and San Antonio.  IH 35 is split into 35-E and 35W for Fort Worth and Dallas.
Interstate 45 is one of the busiest freeways in the state of Texas, carrying traffic between Houston and Dallas.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/8610/texas.html   (2349 words)

 3-digit Interstate Highways
However, when the 1956 Interstate Highway Act was in trouble, an additional 1,000 miles of proposed roads, mostly 3di's in key cities, generated enough votes to pass it.
Interstate 238 (Hayward, CA) gives many road geeks indigestion, as it breaks the rules: there has never been such thing as I-38.
Interstates 66 and 97 have had 3di's proposed or decommissioned, but don't have one now.
www.kurumi.com /roads/3di   (469 words)

 Interstate Trivia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Interstate Construction funds may not be used for adding lanes to existing Interstate routes, except for a few miles of added lane projects which were included in and approved as part of the 1991 Interstate Cost Estimate.
The Interstate route marker is a red, white, and blue shield, carrying the word "Interstate", the State name, and the route number.
The IM funds may be used on the Interstate System for 3R work and for reconstruction of bridges, interchanges and overcrossings along existing Interstate routes, but may not be used for the construction of new travel lanes other than high occupancy vehicle lanes or auxiliary lanes.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /programadmin/interstate.html   (2837 words)

 An Aussie in America - Interstates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Interstates are a federally funded and coordinated road system running across the entire nation, such that most Americans probably live within thirty miles of one.
In my mind Interstates rank up there with shopping malls and fast food as icons of the U.S. Indeed Interstates form the backbone of a nexus of elements that includes these icons as well as suburbanisation ("urban sprawl"), and that has been reshaping the American landscape since the 1950s.
In the design and operation of the Interstates one detects the basic, unadorned thought: "If we are gunna move traffic from A to B, then that's what we're gunna do." It is a single-mindedness of purpose that reveals the military mentality that gave birth to the Interstates.
www.aussieinamerica.com /differences/interstates.htm   (1778 words)

 Interstates In Hawaii
For the most part, the Interstate System is a connected network of highways bound by the Canadian and Mexican borders, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Hawaii's Interstate routes were an outgrowth of the statehood movement that culminated on March 18, 1959, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation making Hawaii a State.
Although Hawaii's Interstate highways are not connected to those in the continental United States, they are built to Interstate standards.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /infrastructure/hawaii.htm   (688 words)

 Future Interstates and Potential Interstate Corridors @ Interstate-Guide.com
NM, TX Interstate 32 is a designation suggested by Roads and bridges for the U.S. 87 corridor between Raton, New Mexico, and Amarillo, Texas, as well as U.S. 287 from Amarillo and Fort Worth.
According to the article "Gulfport to Wiggins interstate sought" by Anita Lee in the Biloxi Sun-Herald (10/29/04), the freeway would be constructed from Gulfport to Interstate 10 to Wiggins to Biloxi in stages, with the portion from Gulfport to Wiggins being completed by 2011.
Interstate 2000) refers to the U.S. 13 (Relief Route) Corridor as "Interstate 101." The authors indicate that Interstate 101 could run from the Philadelphia metro area south, via U.S. 13, to the Hampton Roads area via the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.
www.interstate-guide.com /future.html   (3132 words)

 Christmas Storm Update: Interstates Open   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This includes Interstates 81, 80, 84, and 380 in the counties of Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Susquehanna and Pike.
Interstate 81 in Luzerne County is mainly wet between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, with the exception of some drifting near the northbound Bear Creek Exit (Exit 170).
For those who must travel, PENNDOT is advising to use extreme caution and to slow down, particularly in the elevations where whipping winds have caused persistent drifting of snow back onto the roadways.
www.dot.state.pa.us /penndot/districts/district4.nsf/021226-s7-storm.htm   (209 words)

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Interstate 410 in Baton Rouge, from North Blvd. to Scenic Highway, another short section - a 1 1/2 mile stretch - this interstate would later be changed to 110 rather than 410 when plans for a loop freeway were discontinued.
Interstate 10 was under construction between Jennings and Crowley, as was a part north of the Eastern Expressway in New Orleans up to the future IH 10/12/59 interchange.
Interstate 59 is open from the town of Pearl River up to Picayune, MS so this would indicate the bridges over the Pearl River were complete.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/8610/la-inter.htm   (2672 words)

 Hostettler mounting campaign to change the name of Interstate 69
There are plans to extend the interstate from Indianapolis through southwestern Indiana all the way through Texas into Mexico in the coming years.
Hostettler, a proponent of the interstate extension, agrees.
Interstates numbers are to increase from west to east.
www.hoosiergazette.com /News/Nov2004/news003.htm   (259 words)

 Baltimore City Interstates
The plan for the Interstate highway system in the City of Baltimore went through multiple iterations, from 1956 to the 1980s.
The Baltimore 3-A Interstate and Boulevard System concept was the result of the Design Concept Team, and the system was officially adopted in 1969.
The Baltimore 3-A Interstate and Boulevard System plan also included Joint Development, which is peripheral development to urban highway projects for various kinds of mitigation and enhancement to counterbalance those resources that were displaced and impacted by the highways.
www.roadstothefuture.com /Balt_City_Interstates.html   (1617 words)

 High Priority Corridors @ AARoads.com: Interstates 15/40 (Corridor 16)
The Interstate 215 interchange with California 60 and 91 is a cloverleaf, forcing southbound Interstate 215 traffic to take the tight cloverleaf loop to remain on the Interstate.
Interstate 15 between San Bernardino and Las Vegas will be widening over the next several years to handle projected increases in traffic flow between Southern California and Southern Nevada.
The segment east of Interstate 15 is Interstate 215.
www.aaroads.com /high-priority/corr16.html   (2754 words)

 3-digit Interstates from I-76
Interstate 76 serves Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776...
Interstate 276 is the easternmost segment (Delaware River Extension) of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, considered by many the nation's first modern expressway.
In 1955, the highway was proposed as a branch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike; soon after Interstate legislation, the 90% federal contribution from interstates must have put a sparkle in someone's eye.
www.kurumi.com /roads/3di/ix76.html   (2040 words)

 Interstate 180
Interstate 180 has earned some notoriety as a front-runner for the nation's least necessary interstate spur.
This was not approved by the FHWA, but the state made provisions for the highway in Peoria ("ghost ramps" from IL 6 at the IL 29 interchange, and an I-180 stub at its IL 29 interchange).
In the 1970s, Illinois proposed a similar route incorporating future I-155 and I-180 as Interstate 53; the number was approved by AASHTO, but the route was declined by the FHWA.
www.kurumi.com /roads/3di/i180.html   (1010 words)

 California Highways (www.cahighways.org): Interstate Highway Types and Interstate History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Interstate system has a maximum number of miles defined in law: it cannot exceed 43,000 miles (currently, it is at 42,795 miles).
In the map that accompanied the November 1957 letter proposing I-76, I-505 is shown proposed as I-7, and I-580 is shown as I-72.
California officials suggested two-digit Interstate assignments for some routes that are now three-digits: I-9 for what ultimately became I-405; I-12 (then I-14) for what became I-210, and I-13 for what became I-605.
www.cahighways.org /itypes.html   (3407 words)

 Difference between Autobahns and Interstates
Like the interstate system, there is a minimum speed limit of 60 km/h (around 40 mph) on the autobahn.
All but 1 3-digit interstate follow the rule xY where x is a number 1-9 and the Y is a 2-digit number.
The exception to the 3-digit interstate rule is I-238 in California -- it got its number mainly to the fact California ran out of legal x80 numbers.
home.att.net /~texhwyman3/us_euro/us-ger.html   (1323 words)

 Interstate Business Routes @ Interstate-Guide.com: Index
Interstate 64 is the longest route not to have any business loops or spurs.
Interstate business connections (loops and spurs) were approved by AASHTO in 1964 as a method to provide access from the Interstate superhighway to the cities and towns bypassed by the freeway.
For example, when Interstate 5 was completed in Northern California, maintenance of the old U.S. 99W was turned over for maintenance to the counties and cities rather than Caltrans.
www.interstate-guide.com /business-routes/index.html   (1690 words)

 Interstates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Interstates (1986) is a collection of nine songs written by Geoff Bartley.
Interstates recalls the lost Franklin Expedition and tells of life on the road, and Ever Green is a love song, pure & simple.
I was still pretty green when it came to studio recording, so the quality of the project owes much to the production skills & musical expertise, not to mention the patience & forbearance, of producer, Tom Carr, from whom I learned many invaluable lessons.
www.geoffbartley.com /geoff_bartley_006.htm   (378 words)

 Connecticut New England Interstates
Though states began to abandon the system when the nationwide U.S. Route numbering was introduced in 1926, some of the New England route numbers (8, 10, 12, and 32) survive today in Connecticut.
National and interstate routes were allocated numbers between 1 and 99; state routes would start at 100.
Interstate route numbers would be six inches high; state routes, four.
www.kurumi.com /roads/ct/ctne.html   (986 words)

 Pennsylvania Highways:  Pennsylvania's Decommissioned Interstates
Proposed in 1958 as the current Interstate 79 alignment towards Erie, but would have turned to parallel the PA 99 alignment to end in Kearsarge.
Signed in 1964, but the only sections to see the designation was from Interstate 80 to Exit 22, and again from US 611 to Interstate 81.
In 1970 the designation was moved to a proposed expressway which would have begun at Interstate 95, crossed the Delaware River, and connected to I-295 and to the New Jersey Turnpike in Burlington County, New Jersey.
www.pahighways.com /interstates/pdi.html   (717 words)

 Playing Fields
Field is south of the tennis courts and parking lot (don't park on the street).
From the intersection of interstates 494 & 35W or 35E.
From the intersection of interstates 35E & 494.
www.mnyouthsoccer.org /fields/fieldBVL.cfm   (1022 words)

 Historic Roads and Highways of Florida - Interstates
This site was compiled to chronicle the growth of the Interstate Highway System in Florida.
The tables are mostly about when and where the Interstates were proposed, the time construction was occurring, and when the segment opened to the motoring public.
As it connects two Interstates, some folks are calling for it to be I-495.
www.us-highways.com /fli.htm   (2285 words)

 USATODAY.com - Interstates can't handle much more, report says   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Congestion has grown so bad on interstates in metropolitan areas that 2 miles out of every 5 miles of urban interstates have significant traffic delays on a daily basis.
The amount of interstate miles listed in poor or mediocre condition dropped from 27% in 1996 to 16% in 2001, the last year figures were available.
In 1996, 25% of interstate bridges were rated as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2003-01-16-interstate-usat_x.htm   (479 words)

 NCPA - Daily Policy Digest - Traffic Reaching Saturation on Interstates
Increased traffic on interstate highways is beginning to choke the system's capacity to move people and goods, concludes a report by the Road Information Program, a Washington, D.C., based non-profit group supported by the transportation industry.
The amount of interstate miles listed in poor or mediocre condition fell from 27 percent in 1996 to 16 percent in 2001.
In 1996, 25 percent of interstate bridges were rated as either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete -- a figure which dropped to 21 percent in 2001.
www.ncpa.org /iss/bud/2003/pd011703c.html   (308 words)

 UrbanPlanet.org > Two New Interstates for GA?
The other interstate I see some benefit from macon to columbus maybe to Augusta but along with the last post I agree the emphasis shouldnt be expanding them outside of some of the underserved corridors Macon to columbus and the S River basin.
The Savannah to Augusta interstate isn't needed IMHO.
When reading the history of interstates in various parts of the country, you learn that people are not really a concern of the planners of these things.
www.urbanplanet.org /forums/lofiversion/index.php/t5305.html   (4952 words)

 Alaska Roads - Interstate ends photos
This photo was taken from 5th Street (one-way, Interstate A-1 and Alaska 1 southbound) just east of its intersection with Gambell Street (one-way, Interstate A-3 southbound and Alaska 1 continuing southbound to the Seward Highway).
Interstate A-2 ends here; Interstate A-1 follows the rest of the Alaska Highway, from the international border to this intersection, then continues west on the Tok Cut-off.
This photo is from Sterling Highway (Interstate A-3 southbound to this point, and also Alaska 1 southbound continuing beyond the intersection) where it intersects with unnumbered Kenai Spur Highway branching off to the right.
www.alaskaroads.com /Interstate-ends.htm   (781 words)

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