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Old 09-29-2015, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I-40. Got a ticket for speeding in Arizona.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Anyone driven an entire U.S. highway that was not an interstate?

US 40?

US 63?

US 183?

Etc.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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In one sitting?

I've driven on I-57 and I-55 from start to finish.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Anyone done route 30 the whole length or what about Route 66! that seems like it would be cool with all the lure and songs
That's something I've always wanted to do. Route 66 makes up the spine of Albuquerque, so with all the signs and decorative 66 lighting, there is definitely an alure. I want to take the trip in a period car with period music from the mother road's heyday, though that might be a little dangerous.
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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I've traveled I-97 in it's entirety.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_97
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I've traveled I-97 in it's entirety.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_97
That must have taken you DAYS!!! (Well, hours, anyway. Uh, actually, minutes, really. And yes, I've done it too.)
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I take the lack of affirmative response thus far to be indicative of how much the interstates have essentially taken over long-distance car travel. The U.S. highways were the interstates of their day, but since the 1970s or so, they've basically become not much more than the Main Streets of various towns and cities (not an inconsequential role, to be sure) and feeder routes from various small towns to the nearest interstates.

I can't think of any U.S. highway that I've driven from start to finish, or even close. I've done fairly significant chunks of U.S. 1, 17, and 301 (these being the three main U.S. highways from the Mid-Atlantic down to Florida) and decent stretches of U.S. 33 and 78 as well. But when I'm doing long-distance driving, the interstates are where you will find me; I've done quite a few of them from end to end.

Unless someone had a particular interest in a specific U.S. highway (I could envision this for U.S. 1, 66, and 101, and maybe a few others), I would be surprised if anyone actually drove the entire length of one. My favorite number is 17 -- and it's because of U.S. 17, portions of which we used when traveling to Florida when I was a kid -- so maybe someday I'll drive its entire length.

Info on U.S. highway end points here:

Homepage for US Ends.com
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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I didn't but my grandfather traveled the whole way of the US 36 from Uhrichsville, Ohio to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Counting Interstates, I've traveled the entirety of Interstate 68.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_68
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Old 09-29-2015, 10:12 AM
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Location: NC/SC Border Patrol
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There are a bunch of U.S. highways. Most of them are not famous. Have any of you traveled them from one end to the other?
I-40. Not at the same time but we have been from one end to the other. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_40

Blue Ridge Parkway. Again, not in one continuous trip but I have traveled all 469 miles of it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Ridge_Parkway
My favorite area on the parkway is from milepost 238.5 to 298. I was born just a few miles South of milepost 258.6 on the road that crosses the parkway at the Northwest Trading Post. If you walk to the end of the Jumping Off overlook at milepost 260.6 and look to the far right mountain, there is a clearing on top of that mountain that was my grandfather's farm. There is a house and a gap between those mileposts named after my family.

We have been on the East end and the West end of US-64 but I think we may have not covered some areas from Tennessee to Arizona. I think we have pretty much covered everything except Oklahoma because it combines with I-40 a lot in Arkansas and we traveled across Tennessee on it from North Carolina to Memphis to beat the holiday traffic one Easter. It took us an extra day because the speeds were lower than I-40 but it was not heavily traveled and was much straighter than I-40 through Tennessee. When you hear the phrase "from Murphy to Manteo" in North Carolina it is talking about US-64.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Route_64

We traveled from one end to the other of Highway 108 in Vermont.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermont_Route_108

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