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Old 11-28-2015, 02:33 PM
 
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Maybe it depends on the particular road, but interstates are always I-XX.

Otherwise? Route 66. But, US 40. US 50. For the "in-state" roads, sometimes I just hear numbers, like 47, or 421, or 50.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Route for highways, I for interstates.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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What about frontage roads?


I hear other people call them other things.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: The South
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I call them "routes", I only call them highways if it's either an Interstate or if the road is divided like one.
I started driving in 1953. Back then, if it was paved, it was a highway. There were no freeways, or interstates.
In 1958, I drove from Alabama to California and I never saw an interstate or a divided highway.
So if its paved, I call it a highway. Some highways are divided, some are interstates. I still call them highways
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Old 11-28-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio.
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Highway, plain and simple.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Highway. I only use the word route when I'm ordering a Route 44 cherry limeade at Sonic.
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Here in California, we put "the" in front of the names. For example, "THE 10," "THE 405," "THE 101," etc. Sometimes "freeway" is added, but very rarely.
This wording is rarely on freeway signs, it is more of a "saying" that has caught on during the past few decades, and of course been embellished by the SNL skits, "The Californians", which are among my favorites.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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I believe I would get lost, if I asked for directions in some parts of the country.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This wording is rarely on freeway signs, it is more of a "saying" that has caught on during the past few decades, and of course been embellished by the SNL skits, "The Californians", which are among my favorites.
I know, that's what I said. Of course the "the" isn't on the signs.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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What about frontage roads?


I hear other people call them other things.
In El Paso they are called "Gateways".
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