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Old 03-20-2017, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I've been a passenger while driving I-90 E, from Chicago to DC. IIRC, parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania are a lot more interesting than my home state of Illinois. I'm not sure of which interstate we had to take to drive south to DC.
You can do 65 from Gary to Indiana and then take 70 in Indianapolis that will take you to Frederick, MD. I just did the turnpike thing through Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Never again. I spent nearly 100 dollars on those toll roads. Ridiculous. Especially PA turnpike. Next time, I'll take 68 to West Virginia, then take 79 up to either 76 in Pittsburgh or 80 and then take Ohio Turnpike and Indiana turnpike. I will say that the drive on PA Turnpike between Breezewood and the PA/OH turnpike is fun to drive on with those curves and mountains through Appalachia.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:37 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Once 70 hits West Virginia, it becomes very hilly and windy once again. It's a dangerous stretch of road from Wheeling, WV to New Stanton, PA (was built in the 50s and hasn't been updated since).

The drive through Pennsylvania is gorgeous IMO, particularly in the Laurel Highlands and through Somerset, Bedford, and Fulton counties.
I-70 is being reconstructed and modernized in western Pennsylvania. It involves a series of projects that will take about a decade to complete, but work is being done nonetheless. The biggest undertaking will be eventually replacing the Speers/Belle Vernon Bridge, which is not suitable for Interstate traffic. That's why they're starting with the segments from I-79 east to PA 43, and PA 51 east to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I-70 is being reconstructed and modernized in western Pennsylvania. It involves a series of projects that will take about a decade to complete, but work is being done nonetheless. The biggest undertaking will be eventually replacing the Speers/Belle Vernon Bridge, which is not suitable for Interstate traffic. That's why they're starting with the segments from I-79 east to PA 43, and PA 51 east to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
I'm well aware they are reconstructing it, but IMO it will take longer than a decade.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: 352
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I like any interstate that at least 3 lanes wide and hate any interstate that's surrounded by nothing but trees, trees, and more trees - and the occasional row of billboards. I get bored easily.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:38 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Interstates are generally dull and boring but a necessary element in our transportation mix. I can't say I find them lovable or have a strong feeling one way or another. I generally avoid the interstate in my city and find that alternative routes suit me better. The visible transition from one ecosystem or terrain to another is interesting if you drive across the country. My favorite example is driving west out of the Texas panhandle on I-40 into New Mexico. I hate anything it would be driving I-70 across Kansas and eastern Colorado. At least there is High Plains Public Radio.
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:00 PM
 
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I love I-10 in Texas,New Mexico and Arizona.I love I-20 in Texas.I also love I-37,I-8 and I-25.I-40 is cool in the western states too.I do not like I-40 from OKC to Arkansas though.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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I love driving on I-5 from OC to San Diego. Heck, I liked driving the whole I-5 freeway in California. Add in I-80 from Sacramento to the end of the Bay Bridge.

I hated I-80 between Reno, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah. Nothing but the same boring scenery for the entire trip. Also, I hated driving on the 880 between Oakland and San Jose. Most of the trip, it's nothing but brick walls lined up on the edge of the freeway. Next time I go to Great America, I'll take the 680.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I love driving on I-5 from OC to San Diego. Heck, I liked driving the whole I-5 freeway in California. Add in I-80 from Sacramento to the end of the Bay Bridge.

I hated I-80 between Reno, Nevada and Salt Lake City, Utah. Nothing but the same boring scenery for the entire trip. Also, I hated driving on the 880 between Oakland and San Jose. Most of the trip, it's nothing but brick walls lined up on the edge of the freeway. Next time I go to Great America, I'll take the 680.
Really? I-5 from Grapevine to Stockton? That has got to be the most boring freeway trip in the country! Now I will admit it gets better in NorCal, but not until you get up to Redding.
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Old 03-20-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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Really? I-5 from Grapevine to Stockton? That has got to be the most boring freeway trip in the country!
I enjoyed every minute of that trip. Try driving on I-80 from Reno to Salt Lake. Nothing but the same boring desert that makes you want to gouge out your eyeballs.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:18 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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They aren't called "the 17" outside of California. It's just 17 or I-17
Thank you! That is a dead giveaway that somebody is from California and it's so freaking annoying! Just call if I-whatever people!
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