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Old 06-14-2019, 07:33 PM
 
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This may take the title of the longest road sign in the US.

US-20 from Boston, MA to Newport, OR runs 3365 miles


https://goo.gl/maps/fXNmNGs1vZrToV776


Related news:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-rou...-oregon-signs/
https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting...s_in_bost.html

Last edited by TD28194; 06-14-2019 at 07:51 PM.. Reason: Added sources
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:05 PM
 
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When you enter an interstate, it always has the name of the closest major city it goes through. When you get on I-80 in Youngstown going East, the sign says New York City. This is over 6 hours, and almost 400 miles away, but 80 goes through the Appalachian mountains, and doesn't go through any other major cities. Have you seen any other freeway signs name a city from that far or further? I imagine in the interior West there are some.
There's a sign for El Paso near Stanton,Texas which is over 300 miles.Thats the furthest ive seen.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:20 PM
 
Location: The Middle West
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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.
I agree with I-70 east from Denver, it should just be KC. I know Topeka technically would be before it, but let's be real, most people heading east on I-70 through Kansas are probably ending up in KC.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:25 PM
 
Location: The Middle West
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This may take the title of the longest road sign in the US.

US-20 from Boston, MA to Newport, OR runs 3365 miles


https://goo.gl/maps/fXNmNGs1vZrToV776


Related news:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-rou...-oregon-signs/
https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting...s_in_bost.html
Yup, that's easily the longest, lol. Basically as long as I-90, which that I'm pretty sure is the longest interstate in the U.S.A.
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:58 PM
 
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This may take the title of the longest road sign in the US.

US-20 from Boston, MA to Newport, OR runs 3365 miles


https://goo.gl/maps/fXNmNGs1vZrToV776


Related news:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/u-s-rou...-oregon-signs/
https://www.oregonlive.com/commuting...s_in_bost.html
I bet this is the longest one... I wonder if there is a sign in Newport which says the same regarding its distance to Boston.
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Old 06-16-2019, 01:35 AM
 
Location: The Middle West
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I bet this is the longest one... I wonder if there is a sign in Newport which says the same regarding its distance to Boston.
Yup, according to the article, there's also one that went up in Newport

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A similar sign went up in Newport Thursday marking the same distance, 3,365 miles, to Boston should drivers want to travel the entire way eastbound on Route 20.
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Old 06-16-2019, 08:32 AM
 
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I-75 in Toledo, Ohio I believe has a sign that says Tampa, FL (however many miles away). Not 100% sure why as I-75 goes through multiple major cities in Ohio alone before it gets to Kentucky even.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:54 AM
 
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I-75 in Toledo, Ohio I believe has a sign that says Tampa, FL (however many miles away). Not 100% sure why as I-75 goes through multiple major cities in Ohio alone before it gets to Kentucky even.
I do not recall seeing this.
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Wouldn't be surprised if the Interstates in Alaska have some faraway control cities.

https://www.google.com/maps/@65.4968...7i13312!8i6656


Not an interstate, but still a pretty good distance. This is heading north near the southern end of the Dalton Highway, Alaska State Road 11, America's northernmost highway. Worth noting, the three points listed on that sign are the only spots along the road where food and gasoline are available.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:11 PM
 
Location: NNV
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