U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-20-2012, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
1,860 posts, read 4,441,568 times
Reputation: 776

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phyxius View Post
I-95 Northern Virginia as well as I-80 in Youngstown, Ohio list New York City as its destination. I-80 actually ends at I-95 west of the George Washington Bridge
Yeah, I believe it is at the point where it is exactly 400 miles to NYC on I-80 not far from the I-76 interchange. Think it is by far the longest I have seen. Almost all of my driving has been east of the Mississippi though with the exception of a one week visit to Los Angeles; most of the longest ones I can think of are still < 150 miles from the destination cities.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
21,319 posts, read 21,886,413 times
Reputation: 33476
3,073 miles - Ocean City, MD to Sacramento
3,073 miles - Sacramento to Ocean City, MD

Google Image Result for http://www.route50.com/sacramento-sign-new.jpg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:10 PM
 
8 posts, read 8,397 times
Reputation: 17
Those godawful South of the Border signs that start way up 95 in North Carolina
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
2,685 posts, read 6,358,494 times
Reputation: 2356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghengis View Post
3,073 miles - Ocean City, MD to Sacramento
3,073 miles - Sacramento to Ocean City, MD

Google Image Result for http://www.route50.com/sacramento-sign-new.jpg
There's also one in Barstow, CA and Wilmington, NC along I-40 for 2,551 miles.

However, there are only one of these signs to emphasize the length of the highway in total, but not typical destination/control city signs, which is what I think is addressing.

Regardless, it's still very interesting
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:12 PM
 
11,172 posts, read 22,372,703 times
Reputation: 10924
I was a little surprised when I moved to Chicago that a lot of the signs just have arrows and say things like "Iowa", "Northwest Suburbs", "Western Suburbs", "Wisconsin", "Indiana".

I was always use to having cities on the signs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
723 posts, read 1,397,978 times
Reputation: 288
In Savannah you see signs for I-95 pointing to Florence even though it is over 170 miles away.

Another one are the signs for the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge Tunnel. I know there's signs for that on I-95 in DE, and there's also signs down by Emporia in VA.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
1,704 posts, read 2,762,908 times
Reputation: 2335
I'm pretty sure Wall, SD wins the prize.
(9,333 miles away, in Antarctica)
File:Wall Drug 9333 Miles.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Last edited by JMT; 08-21-2012 at 06:14 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
2,685 posts, read 6,358,494 times
Reputation: 2356
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
I was a little surprised when I moved to Chicago that a lot of the signs just have arrows and say things like "Iowa", "Northwest Suburbs", "Western Suburbs", "Wisconsin", "Indiana".

I was always use to having cities on the signs.
At least those are more specific than the "Other Desert Cities" sign along I-10 eastbound at CA-111 (near Palm Springs, CA)

https://maps.google.com/?ll=33.92253...7.65,,0,-12.84

Blythe or even Phoenix don't even warrant a mention
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
13,220 posts, read 17,957,502 times
Reputation: 14655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifeshadower View Post
At least those are more specific than the "Other Desert Cities" sign along I-10 eastbound at CA-111 (near Palm Springs, CA)

https://maps.google.com/?ll=33.92253...7.65,,0,-12.84

Blythe or even Phoenix don't even warrant a mention
You think that's a slap in the face to Phoenix? Take I-95 north out of Washington DC, and the control city is Baltimore. Take I-95 north out of Baltimore, and the control city is New York. Uh, what about Philadelphia?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-20-2012, 02:30 PM
 
4,247 posts, read 9,715,222 times
Reputation: 3788
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
You think that's a slap in the face to Phoenix? Take I-95 north out of Washington DC, and the control city is Baltimore. Take I-95 north out of Baltimore, and the control city is New York. Uh, what about Philadelphia?
Well, if you're taking the turnpikes you don't even pass through Pennsylvania unless one sticks slavishly to the interrupted I-95.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top