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Old 03-05-2012, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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List of intrastate Interstate Highways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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the word "Interstate" refers to the way the entire group of highways is funded (as a national system of interconnected highways), not to the route each given highway travels.
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:52 PM
 
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I'm sure this question has been asked before but why doesn't Alaska have a freeway system or at least a larger network of 4 lane roads?
Yeah, I wonder that too. Why is there no four lane interstate highway to Barrow? Could the fact that the population is only 4000 and it's about a thousand miles from the nearest paved highway have anything to do with it?

Seriously I don't think Alaska is getting screwed on federally funded highways. There are cities in the lower 48 twice the size of Fairbanks, that are not served by any interstate highway.

Personally I'll be happy if they just get the two lane Dalton Highway paved, sometime in my lifetime. So I can take a road trip to Prudhoe Bay. Which is one of my lifetime dreams.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:12 PM
 
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True, no states border Alaska but two Canadian provinces (British Columbia and Yukon Territory) do.

However, nothing but the Pacific Ocean borders the Hawaiian islands, yet the the island of Oahu has an interstate-designated (H1, H2, and H3) highway system.

Go figure.
Alaska has the same thing.

Interstate Highway Route Length (mi)[1] Length (km)
Interstate A-1 Anchorage, AK (A-3) to Canadian border 408.2 656.9
Interstate A-2 Tok, AK (A-1) to Fairbanks (A-4) 202.2 325.4
Interstate A-3 Anchorage, AK (A-1) to Soldotna 148.1 238.3
Interstate A-4 Palmer, AK (A-1) to Fairbanks (A-2) 323.7 520.9

List of intrastate Interstate Highways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The only difference I can see is that Alaskans aren't as interested in putting fancy interstate route shields on their highways, as Hawaiians are. It seems to be more just state preference.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Freeways and Interstate Highways are the same, the term is interchangable. The San Diego Freeway is also known as Interstate Highway 405, or I-405. A four-lane highway may or may not be a Freeway/Interstate Highway. It only becomes a Freeway/Interstate Highway when it connects with another State. If there is no connection with another State, then it is merely a highway, not an Interstate Highway/Freeway.
Actually Californians just call it "The 405" or "405" or maybe "The 405 Freeway". Californians don't make a distinction between Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, or State Highways. They are all freeways here. People here just care that its a freeway, and what the number is. Thats all they want to know.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Obviously you have serious comprehension issues when it concerns "Interstate."
Obviously you somehow failed to see that interstate H1, interstate H2, and interstate H3 are legal parts of the US interstate system, and are even signed as such, with the word interstate even being right there on the sign.

Perhaps the people who sign, fund, and maintain these interstates need to attend the school of Glitch to get better edjumacated on the subject.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Actually Californians just call it "The 405" or "405" or maybe "The 405 Freeway". Californians don't make a distinction between Interstate Highways, U.S. Highways, or State Highways. They are all freeways here. People here just care that its a freeway, and what the number is. Thats all they want to know.
Hmm, here in Washington we say I-5 or I-90, but nobody ever says I-405, we just say 405. Never really noticed or thought of that until reading this post. Interesting.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Please tell me that you were not all products of a public school education.
Anyone fortunate enough to escape the wrath of these http://blogsloth.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/nun.jpg barbarians at the gate, are, indeed, extraordinarily lucky.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Bethel...we have the Ice Road, I didn't say nice road...I said the Ice Road!


60/40 @ Saturday Market (Ice Road) - YouTube
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Obviously you did not read any of the references provided by cgj5 or you would have realized that you are speaking in error. Specifically, H-3 is referred to as an "intrastate, interstate highway".
Anyone who refers to an Interstate Highway in Hawaii or Alaska has absolutely no clue what "Interstate" means and must be dumber than a brick.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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Anyone who refers to an Interstate Highway in Hawaii or Alaska has absolutely no clue what "Interstate" means and must be dumber than a brick.



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