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Old 12-15-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Westland, MI.
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M-Dot doesn't like the local media using freeway names but too bad, everyone still does. What's your area's freeway names or do they go by Interstate number's only ? I'll begin.

Metro Detroit Area

I-75 "The Chrysler Frwy." north of Detroit / "The Fisher Frwy." south of Detroit / "Detroit-Toledo Expressway" south of Downriver suburbs and beyond.

I-94 "The Edsel Ford Frwy" east of M-39 / "Detroit Industrial Freeway" west of M-39 / "James O'Hara Memorial Frwy." east of 8 mile.

I-96 "The Jeffries Frwy." east of I-94 / west to I-275.

I-696 "The Walter P. Reuther Frwy." / all of it.

I-275 No name to date.

M-10 "The John C. Lodge Frwy." from Detroit to 8 mile, then it's called "Northwestern Hwy." to 14 mile.

M-8 "The Davison Expressway" from I-96 to Conant; (Detroit city limits.)

M-39 "The Southfield Frwy." from M-10 to I-75.

M-53 "Van Dyke Expressway" from 18 mile N. to Romeo area.

That's all the named Freeway's, most names are used in media and conversation's except I-94's Detroit Industrial, James O'Hara, and I-75's Detroit-Toledo.

Other notable Freeway's

M-14 From I-275 to Ann Arbor to I-94. (No name)
M-59 From Pontiac to Van Dyke Rd. (No name Frwy. section).
U.S. 23 (Far western suburbs)

Notable State Hwy.'s

M-1 Woodward Ave.
M-3 Gratiot Ave.
M-5 Grand River Ave.
M-12 Michigan Ave.
M-17 Washtenaw Ave.
M-153 Ford Rd.
M-85 Fort St./ Rd.
M-150 Rochester Rd.
M-59 Hall Rd. (non-Frwy.sec.)
M-97 Groesbeck Hwy.
M-102 8 Mile Rd.
M-24 Lapeer Rd.
M-29 23 Mile Rd.
M-36 "Named"
M-53 Van Dyke Rd. (non-Frwy. sec.)
M-19 New Haven Rd.
U.S. 24 Telegraph Rd.

Finally, here's two names not used much but still on M-Dot map's.. I-75 S. Thru Downriver to I-275 - "Sea-Way Frwy".
I-94 W. of I-275 - "Willow Run Expressway".

Count = 14 here in Metro Detroit.


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Old 12-15-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Houston tends to use common freeway names in lieu of interstate numbers. And similar to above, the freeway name changes depending on what side of town it's in. For example, I-10 west of downtown is called the Katy Freeway, but east of downtown, I-10 is the East freeway. I-45 north of town is the North Freeway, but south of downtown, it's the Gulf Freeway, and so on.
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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The 5 county greater Los Angeles region:

Interstate 5=Golden State Frwy, Santa Ana Frwy, San Diego Frwy
Interstate 10=San Bernardino Frwy, Santa Monica Frwy
Interstate 15=Escondido Frwy, Temecula Valley Frwy, Ontario Frwy, Barstow Frwy
Interstate 105=Century Frwy
Interstate 110=Harbor Frwy
Interstate 210=Foothill Frwy
Interstate 215=Escondido Frwy, Barstow Frwy
Interstate 405=San Diego Frwy
Interstate 605=San Gabriel River Frwy
Interstate 710=Long Beach Frwy
US 101=Santa Ana Frwy, Hollywood Frwy, Ventura Frwy
CA 2=Glendale Frwy
CA 14=Antelope Valley Frwy
CA 22=Garden Grove Frwy
CA 23=Moorpark Frwy
CA 33=Ojai Frwy
CA 47=Terminal Island Frwy, Seaside Frwy
CA 55=Costa Mesa Frwy
CA 57=Orange Frwy
CA 60=Pomona Frwy,Moreno Valley Frwy
CA 71=Corona Frwy
CA 73=Corona Del Mar Frwy, San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor
CA 90=Marina Frwy, Richard Nixon Frwy/Pkwy
CA 91=Gardena Frwy, Artesia Frwy, Riverside Frwy
CA 103=Terminal Island Frwy
CA 110=Harbor Frwy, Pasadena Frwy
CA 118=Ronald Reagan Frwy
CA 126=Santa Paula Frwy
CA 133=Laguna Frwy, Eastern Transportation Corridor
CA 134=Ventura Frwy
CA 170=Hollywood Frwy
CA 210=Foothill Frwy
CA 241=Foothill Transportation Corridor, Eastern Transportation Corridor
CA 261=Eastern Transporation Corridor
CA 330=(Unnamed)
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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As for Phoenix

Interstate 10=Papago Frwy, Inner Loop, Maricopa Frwy
Interstate 17=Maricopa Frwy, Black Canyon Frwy
US 60=Superstition Frwy
AZ 24=Gateway Frwy
AZ 51=Squaw Peak Frwy (Piesta Frwy)
AZ Loop 101=Agua Fria Frwy, Pima Frwy, Price Frwy
AZ 143=Hohokam Expwy
AZ Loop 202=Red Mountain Frwy, San Tan Frwy, (South Mountain Frwy)*[segment under construction]
AZ Loop 303=Estrella Frwy/Bob Stump Memorial Pkwy
xx(no route number)=Northern Pkwy
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:47 PM
 
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Houston tends to use common freeway names in lieu of interstate numbers. And similar to above, the freeway name changes depending on what side of town it's in. For example, I-10 west of downtown is called the Katy Freeway, but east of downtown, I-10 is the East freeway. I-45 north of town is the North Freeway, but south of downtown, it's the Gulf Freeway, and so on.
So, I'll do the List:

I-10 "Baytown-East Fwy" east of Downtown, "Katy Fwy" west of Downtown.
I-45 "North Fwy" north of Downtown, "Pierce Elevated" through Downtown, "Gulf Fwy" south of Downtown.
I-69 "Eastex" Fwy north of Downtown, "Southwest Fwy" west of Downtown.
I-610 "The North Loop, East Loop, South Loop, and West Loop" Depending on which side of town you are on.

US-90 "Crosby Fwy"
US-290 "Northwest Fwy"

TX-8 "North Sam Houston Parkway" and "North, South, East, and West Sam Houston Tollway" depending on the side of town you are on. Other just refer to this expressway as "The Beltway."
TX-99 "Grand Pkwy"
TX-146 "Baytown Fwy"
TX-225 "Pasadena Fwy" from Downtown to Pasadena and "La Porte Fwy" east of Pasadena
TX-249 "Tomball Tollway"
TX-288 "South Fwy"

TX Spur 330 "Decker Drive Fwy"
TX Spur 527 "Downtown Split"

TX FM 1764 "Emmett F. Lowry Expressway"

Three other limited access expressways are toll roads that don't have a state highway number:

"Hardy Toll Road"
"Fort Bend Parkway"
"Westpark Tollway"

So, 19 named expressways. I would bet the most named expressways would be in NYC or LA, but I'll leave it up to someone else to name them all. Firebird did LA, lets eee if someone will do NYC.

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Old 12-16-2016, 04:51 AM
 
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NYC is the only place I've been where they NEVER use the highway number. It's always BQE, LIE, Eisenhower, West Side Highway, Hutch, Henry Hudson, Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway. I don't think most people in the city know most of these route numbers.
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Old 12-16-2016, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Most Pittsburghers use the various local names as well.

W-376 - Parkway West
E-376 - Parkway East
279 - Parkway North
579 - Crosstown Blvd
76 - Turnpike
65 - Ohio River Blvd
380 - Bigelow Blvd


The only two highways I hear the actual route number said is 28 or 79.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:03 AM
 
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NYC is the only place I've been where they NEVER use the highway number. It's always BQE, LIE, Eisenhower, West Side Highway, Hutch, Henry Hudson, Jersey Turnpike or Garden State Parkway. I don't think most people in the city know most of these route numbers.
Interesting thing is that the New Jersey Turnpike is so iconic, but the most heavily trafficked part is really just I-95, which is itself pretty iconic.
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Old 12-16-2016, 08:23 AM
 
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Interesting thing is that the New Jersey Turnpike is so iconic, but the most heavily trafficked part is really just I-95, which is itself pretty iconic.
Oh man, I meant FDR. Eisenhower is Chicago.
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Old 12-16-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Los Angeles is your answer!

Freeways originated in L.A., and the early freeways had names before they ever had numbers. Numbers have gradually eclipsed names in usage, but the names still persist and exist: https://www.kcet.org/shows/lost-la/t...reeway-numbers
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