U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
4,229 posts, read 15,406,554 times
Reputation: 2294

Advertisements

Interesting everyone!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:25 PM
 
56,566 posts, read 80,847,919 times
Reputation: 12499
In the Syracuse area, we have I-81, I-90(NY Thruway), I-481 and I-690.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
18,264 posts, read 7,272,172 times
Reputation: 5943
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
In the Syracuse area, we have I-81, I-90(NY Thruway), I-481 and I-690.

Interesting fact about I-690.

Many people dont know that I-690 has a stop light for 12 days out of the year. to allow for buses to take people to the NY State Fair
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
8,900 posts, read 13,234,845 times
Reputation: 1819
Quote:
Originally Posted by LINative View Post
I do not know about the Brooklyn-Queens expressway or the Van Wyck but I remember NY congressmen had to fight in Congress to get NY 495 (The LIE) switched over to I-495. Federal funds and aid were at stake!

True, sometimes I forget the LIE is really called Interstate 495, since it's known by everyone as "The LIE"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
3,940 posts, read 13,336,486 times
Reputation: 2213
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshB View Post

I can't imagine going 75. That'd be real fast. Not saying I've never drove that fast before, but for everyone to do it.
Most people go 80 too. I've driven across South Dakota going 85-90 before.
It's so vast and barren that cops seem to turn a blind eye.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
4,229 posts, read 15,406,554 times
Reputation: 2294
Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyBanany View Post
Most people go 80 too. I've driven across South Dakota going 85-90 before.
It's so vast and barren that cops seem to turn a blind eye.

Around here our speed limits are 65 as I've stated before. They will nail you on I-39 if your traveling any faster then 70. 90 and 94 are a little more fast paced.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 07:41 PM
 
56,566 posts, read 80,847,919 times
Reputation: 12499
Quote:
Originally Posted by gdude View Post
Interesting fact about I-690.

Many people dont know that I-690 has a stop light for 12 days out of the year. to allow for buses to take people to the NY State Fair
Correct and the traffic for the State Fair is no joke. Also, I-481 becomes Route 481 when it passes Route 31 in the Northern suburbs of Syracuse. Then, it has stop lights as it goes through the city of Fulton.

We also have Route 695 in the Western suburbs that connects 690 with Route 5, which opens up in the Fairmount/Camillus area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
6,488 posts, read 16,150,620 times
Reputation: 5637
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachael84 View Post
True, sometimes I forget the LIE is really called Interstate 495, since it's known by everyone as "The LIE"
That's something that seems to be unique to NYC and vicinity, that expressways are more well known by their names rather than their route numbers. I couldn't tell you the interstate numbers for the Bruckner, the Gowanus, the Whitestone, the Sheridan Expressways. I only hear them called by their names.

But cross into New Jersey and everyone calls them by their numbers. I didn't know til recently that Interstate 80 is the Bergen-Passaic Expressway. We just call it "Route 80." The exception is the NJ Turnpike. I bet many lifelong NJ residents don't know that much of the Turnpike is also Interstate 95.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-03-2009, 10:15 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
86,992 posts, read 102,554,590 times
Reputation: 33058
Back to this township thing, in my home state of Pennsylvania, it's like as described below. I think townships in PA are meant to be for rural areas, but around Pittsburgh there are some large townships.

Here in CO, we have cities and towns, and unincorporated areas of the counties.

Quote:
I get the feeling that townships are different in the Midwest than in NJ. Here in NJ they're not that much different from any other municipality. I lived in a township once (Montclair) and it looked, felt and was governed not much differently than a city or a borough. But I sense that in the Midwest they're more like semi-incorporated places?
Re: roads-Colorado has two major interstates, I-70 going East/west, and I-25 going N/S. We also have I-76 going E/W from the Nebraska state line to the west Denver suburbs. We also have some interstate spurs, such as I-270, and a partial beltway around Denver (E-470 and C-470), plus the Northwest Parkway to the airport from the NW (duh), an interstate-like toll road. Speed limiits on most of the interstate system outside of Denver is 75; a little lower (I don't remember now what) through the mountains, and 55-65 through Denver.

We also have US highways, state roads, county roads and of course, city streets. Speed limits on most highway-type roads are fairly high, e.g. 65 ish. Many county roads out on the eastern plains are dirt.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2011, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
3,528 posts, read 5,161,534 times
Reputation: 6115
I live in the Chicago area our expressways are constantly clogged
most of the time its a chokehold from point a to b

there is that exception of the tri-state most times i can get thru that area with little frustration except during construction season and rush hours which can be bad at times.

south of the area on i 80 it is pretty good for now but it will need an extra lane in each direction in the near near future

basically the chicago expressways forget it- unless your on them at non peak hours then its smooth sailing
as far as the maintenance of the express routes no major complaints in my dept. I am sure others would disagree
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top