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Old 07-27-2010, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Maine, Delaware, and Rhode Island all have 1: I-95.

Nebraska has 2, but the 2nd is only a 2-mile section of I-76, otherwise the only one is I-80.

Hawaii has its "H" Interstates, and there's 3 of them, so I don't think Hawaii counts.

Alaska also has Interstate A1, a freeway that goes from Anchorage norheast to just outside of Wasilla, and Interstate A4 that goes from the end of A1 closer into Wasilla.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Silverthorne, Colorado
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Even North Dakota and South Dakota have a major east-west and a major north-south interstate (I-90, I-94, and I-29). Nebraska only has an east-west interstate.
Yeah, it's unfortunate that Nebraska doesn't have a N-S Interstate. But the only reason that Nebraska got jipped of one was that they put I-29 through western Iowa and Missouri, instead of eastern Nebraska like they did in North and South Dakota.
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Old 07-27-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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Of all the midwestern states, Minnesota has to have the most aggressive drivers alongside maybe the Chicago area of Illinois. If you are driving I35 between Duluth and the Twin Cities and aren't going atleast 80mph, woah, you better watch out. Compared to Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas, Minnesotans drive way faster.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:55 AM
 
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Alaska does in fact have Zero miles of Interstate Highways. In terms of overall Mileage, I believe Illinois has the most.
Illinois has a lot of unnecessary interstate highways. It's as if some individuals long ago decided that every small city needed an interstate going through it.

Look at all the east-west routes. I-24, I-64, I-70, I-72, I-74, I-80, I-88, I-90
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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Alaska does in fact have Zero miles of Interstate Highways. In terms of overall Mileage, I believe Illinois has the most.
In terms of overall mileage, Illinois comes in 3rd place, which is notable because in terms of area, Illnois is the 24th largest state. Texas has the most miles of interstate highways, by far. California is second, but comes in just ahead of Illinois. However, California is almost triple the size of Illinois.

If one could formulate a linear miles of interstate to area of state ratio (using square miles), the winner would be..... Massachusetts. Massachusetts has 565 miles of interstate highway, and 8116 square miles. Translated, a ratio of .069 : 1 ratio of interstate highway miles to square miles. Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and Maryland would round out the top 5 (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, D.C. and Puerto Rico). Illinois would finish only in 8th place, using the same formula.

The bottom five would be Nevada, Nebraska, Idaho, Oregon, and North Dakota, in that order. Nevada has 110561 square miles of land, but only 559 miles of interstate highways, or a 0.005056 : 1 ratio of interstate highway miles to square miles.
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