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Old 07-21-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Yes, but you're not understanding what I'm saying. I'm talking about U.S. highways that are ALSO divided highways with two lanes on each side and frequent U-turn openings and no exit ramps. Examples would be U.S. 61 in Mississippi, U.S. 412 in Oklahoma, or even U.S. 1 in Rhode Island. Connecticut and New England in general doesn't have these types of highways. Neither does NY, NJ or PA.
Route 17(I believe it is now I-86 in most parts), comes to mind. Parts of US 11 in NY can have 2 lanes on each side as well.

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Old 07-21-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Route 17(I believe it is now I-86 in most parts), comes to mind.
Nope. That's not the type of highway I'm talking about. That one is limited access, with exits. I've driven on it before.

I'm talking about the ones that have the following key features:

- Two lanes in both directions
- A U-turn opening about every 1/4 to 1/2 mile
- No exits or exit ramps
- occasional side streets or people's driveways connected to the highway
- a traffic light once in a while
- at least a posted speed limit of 55 mph

The only one that I think of that exists near CT is U.S. 1 in southeastern Rhode Island. Other than that, i only know these highways existing in the Midwest, South and West, but NEVER in the Northeast. The Northeast has a completely unique set of highway designs.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I'm jealous that most other regions have good seafood.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Beacon Falls, CT
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Great question.

#1 - Southern California's weather
#2 - Arizona's/Utah's scenery
#3 - Kansas's proximity to the rest of the country versus living about 200 miles from the Atlantic Ocean
#4 - Anywhere under the western time zone. Sports games wrap up at a reasonable hour and I wouldn't have to sacrifice staying up late and coming into work exhausted the next day
#5 - Any state with generally better maintained roads. I'm not saying Connecticut's are the worst, but they're certainly closer to 50 than 1. Moreover, I am not a fan of our outdated highway systems in the least
#6 - The population density of say, Wyoming or Montana
#7 - The cost of living index compared to other states

All that being said, every region has its advantages and disadvantages. Somebody from out west could easily say they'd love to live in a place with actual seasons (our beautiful fall foliage, then have some snow in winter), be an hour and a half drive from arguably the greatest city in the world and still have access to beaches and mountains (though not of the same caliber as what you'd get on the other coast). If you're a parent, you'd look at the quality of life, education and health care and the quaint New England towns with charm that is virtually unmatched anywhere else. It's all relative.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I'm jealous that most other regions have good seafood.
What, you don't like Pete's Fish&Chips or Joe's Crab Shack? Lol 😂
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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#1 = San Diego's weather
#2 = Texas' fiscal health
#3 = hilly topography (anywhere)
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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What, you don't like Pete's Fish&Chips or Joe's Crab Shack? Lol 😂
I eat fish five times a week, it's a shame I am stuck living in Arizona, I have dreams of eating lobster and crabs.... It's really the only meat I eat anymore though occasionally I will have some beef.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I eat fish five times a week, it's a shame I am stuck living in Arizona, I have dreams of eating lobster and crabs.... It's really the only meat I eat anymore though occasionally I will have some beef.
If you seriously want good seafood, you can go to Ruth's Chris, it will co$t you though
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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Nope. That's not the type of highway I'm talking about. That one is limited access, with exits. I've driven on it before.

I'm talking about the ones that have the following key features:

- Two lanes in both directions
- A U-turn opening about every 1/4 to 1/2 mile
- No exits or exit ramps
- occasional side streets or people's driveways connected to the highway
- a traffic light once in a while
- at least a posted speed limit of 55 mph

The only one that I think of that exists near CT is U.S. 1 in southeastern Rhode Island. Other than that, i only know these highways existing in the Midwest, South and West, but NEVER in the Northeast. The Northeast has a completely unique set of highway designs.
Parts of US 20 in NY may be a better fit then. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9126...7i13312!8i6656


Parts of US 9 also in NY seems to fit as well: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9390...7i13312!8i6656

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Old 07-21-2016, 01:59 PM
 
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Parts of US 20 in NY may be a better fit then. https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9126...7i13312!8i6656
Places like US-31 from South Bend to Indianapolis? Are we referring to roads with the "Michigan Left"?
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