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Old 06-13-2019, 04:27 PM
 
Location: The Middle West
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Cleveland is east of Toledo and has a population over 100,000.
Yeah, but I-80 shoots south through the Cleveland metro, so it never really does go into Cleveland. I-80 through Illinois also points to Indiana rather than Chicago because the interstate goes south of the metro there too and never actually goes through the city itself.
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Cleveland is east of Toledo and has a population over 100,000.
True, but it doesn’t have I-80.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I would agree (as I use to live in northwestern PA), we would always laugh at the New York City sign on I-80 in Youngstown as if New York was down the street, as opposed to over 300 miles. Although it may not be there anymore, I remember when on I-95 in Petersburg VA, going south, you would sign signs for Miami on I-95S and Atlanta on I-85S. I have heard that they may have taken those away recently though.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Isn't there a sign like that on I-90 in NE Ohio or just inside New York State?
There is a sign when the New York State Thruway begins in Chautauqua County (NY/PA border) that does show the mileage to Albany and New York City.
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:48 PM
 
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Denver from I-70 in Baltimore (the literal end of the freeway).. ~1800 miles lol
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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In Boston there is a sign that says San Francisco somewhere by East Boston, which I dont get because i-90 goes to Seattle.
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Old 06-13-2019, 09:41 PM
 
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There is a sign when the New York State Thruway begins in Chautauqua County (NY/PA border) that does show the mileage to Albany and New York City.
Here it is:
https://goo.gl/maps/Sdy3Bbvyu58GLLnJ7

Buffalo 64
Albany 342
New York 490
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I remember westbound Interstate 70 in Baltimore had a sign with the distance to Denver and Cove Fort, Utah, which isn't actually a town, just a historic site but its where Interstate 70 ends at I-15. On I-15, signs for Las Vegas do start pretty far away.
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Yep! That's pretty far lol. I'm trying to recall where that is on the I-10...

In Tucson on the I-10 the next city is El Paso, about 4 or 5 hour drive. From Phoenix the next city is Los Angeles which is even farther.

I-40 from Flagstaff goes to Albuquerque and Los Angeles respectively.

I think the furthest one I've seen instead of just showing mile distance but the next city would be from Las Vegas and into Salt Lake City on the I-15. Quite the distance if you ask me.
Actually, I-80 West from Salt Lake City has Reno as it's control city, 107 miles further than the distance from Salt Lake to Vegas, even the I-80 East control city, Cheyenne is 28 miles further than Las Vegas is
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Out here (west), I wish they'd do the further/bigger ones to make them seem closer.

On I-80 in Cheyenne, the control city used for eastbound used to be Omaha. Now it's Sidney. ZOMG Sidney has THE Cabela's...but really, who cares?

Colorado is awful with its control cities.
-I-70 west? Grand Junction. 4 hours from Denver, but you go through Vail, Summit County, Glenwood Springs, Golden, and tons of other places along the way. I think Vail would be a good one, honestly.
-I-70 east? Freakin' Limon. Who in the HECK goes to Limon for anything but for gas, food, or prison? Make the control city Kansas City to make Denver feel more connected to the rest of the world.

What I would like to see is two control cities.
I-70 west, Vail/Grand Junction. Maybe throw in a Las Vegas or Los Angeles mileage here or there.
I-70 east, Kansas City/St. Louis. There is nothing left to see east of Denver, just admit it.
I-25 north, Fort Collins/Cheyenne
I-25 south, Colorado Springs/Albuquerque
I-76 east, Omaha, but couple it with Fort Morgan or Sterling, or even North Platte.
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