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Old 06-12-2019, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Coast to coast, border to border
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It is up to each state to sign cities along a particular interstate or US route. Some states will only sign cities within the state until the route is near the state line. Other states will sign the next major city along the route, even if the city is hundreds of miles away.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I believe the Cove Fort sign in Baltimore is the winner as it represents the terminus of I-70 in Utah. There is no I-70 west of this junction with I-15.
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:51 PM
 
Location: The Middle West
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The Wilmington-Barstow one sounds like the longest mileage sign, but the Salt Lake City-LA one looks like the longest focus city. Chicago-Memphis and Youngstown-New York are runners up for focus city as well.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:53 AM
 
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While it didn’t list the milage to the cities, the I95 and I85 split in Richmond had arrows for Miami and Atlanta.
There was a Miami/Atlanta sign at the I295 interchange north of Richmond too I295 joins I95 south of the I85 split in Petersburg thus you’d have to backtrack to go to Atlanta).
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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The Wilmington-Barstow one sounds like the longest mileage sign, but the Salt Lake City-LA one looks like the longest focus city. Chicago-Memphis and Youngstown-New York are runners up for focus city as well.
Should the Salt Lake-to-L.A. sign count? It was there in the 1970s. Not there today.

On a side note, Utah used to have "I-80 West, San Francisco" on signs way back then. Today I-15 south of Salt Lake is signed for Las Vegas, and I-80 west of Salt Lake is signed for Reno.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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which is weird as 80 ends at NYC and never goes to OC MD
80 doesn't even go into NYC. It goes into Teaneck, NJ.
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:08 AM
 
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Interesting and surprising fact that once you get east of Toledo, OH, the only city on I-80 that has over 100,000 people is Paterson, NJ. Maybe the signs should point there
What happened to Cleveland, Ohio?
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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What happened to Cleveland, Ohio?
Nothing has happened to Cleveland, as far as I know.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:47 AM
 
Location: The Middle West
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Should the Salt Lake-to-L.A. sign count? It was there in the 1970s. Not there today.

On a side note, Utah used to have "I-80 West, San Francisco" on signs way back then. Today I-15 south of Salt Lake is signed for Las Vegas, and I-80 west of Salt Lake is signed for Reno.
Ahh whoops, didn't know it was taken down. I was actually driving down I-15 through SLC last year, I guess I just wasn't paying attention to the signs. Still, that looks like the furthest I've seen.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:23 PM
 
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Nothing has happened to Cleveland, as far as I know.
Cleveland is east of Toledo and has a population over 100,000.
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