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Old 10-08-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I have a suspicion there may be more than one, but Tacoma, WA is served by only I-5, but has one relatively short spur, I-705. So I think I correctly answered your question, albeit again I can't believe there are not others.
Charleston SC has a I-526. Eugene OR has I-105
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:41 PM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Ok my guess is US 281, from near McAllen, Tx to Canadian border. Total mileage is 1872.
This is the correct answer. Rep points your way!
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Without looking at the road atlas, I'm guessing:
US 99 crosses US 98 in CA
US 1 crosses US 2 in ME
US 2 crosses US 3 in NH
US 6 crosses US 7 in NY
US 19 crosses US 20 in NY
US 30 crosses US 31 in OH
US 40 crosses US 41 in IL
US 50 crosses US 51 in IL
US 51 crosses US 52 in WI
US 60 crosses US 61 in KY
US 61 crosses US 62 in MO
US 62 crosses US 63 in MO
US 65 (used to) cross US 66 in MO
US 69 crosses US 70 in AR
US 80 crosses US 81 in TX
US 89 crosses US 90 in AZ.

Because the numbering of the US highway system runs north to south and east to west, the crossings run diagonal across the country from ME to CA.

Here's a little trivia that caught my eye long ago: US 2 runs east/west from ME to WA, but it "disappears" in northern NY at the international border, only to reappear hundreds of miles west at Sault Ste. Marie, MI. From there it runs unbroken to the Pacific coast.
Just did a little checking. US 60 and US 61 cross in Missouri, not Kentucky. I've lived near US 60 all my life (so far!). Hadn't heard of US 61, so I looked it up. They cross in Missouri.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Just did a little checking. US 60 and US 61 cross in Missouri, not Kentucky. I've lived near US 60 all my life (so far!). Hadn't heard of US 61, so I looked it up. They cross in Missouri.
Thanks, kygman. I was taking a shot in the dark by guessing KY. Wanted to see how many I could guess without looking at a map.

You never heard of US 61? It's legendary! Runs from the Canadian border down the north shore of Lake Superior in MN to Duluth, then south to St. Paul where it starts to follow the Mississippi River via LaCrosse, WI Davenport IA, Hannibal, MO, St. Louis, Memphis, then through the Mississippi Delta, to Baton Rouge, to New Orleans. In Mississippi, it's the Blues Highway, birthplace of the Delta Blues. In MN, it runs thru Duluth, the birthplace of Bob Dylan. He wrote a song called Hiway 61 Blues, recorded on his album Highway 61 Revisited.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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Ben: This solves the US2 mystery: Read on:

A large portion of the western segment of U.S. 2, and a shorter piece of the eastern segment, follows the old Theodore Roosevelt International Highway. This auto trail, named in honor of recently-deceased ex-president and naturalist Theodore Roosevelt, was organized in February 1919 to connect Portland, Maine with Portland, Oregon.[7] The route taken by this highway left Portland, Maine to the northwest, crossing New England via Littleton and Montpelier to Burlington. It crossed Lake Champlain on the Burlington-Port Kent Ferry and headed west across upstate New York, through Watertown and Rochester to Buffalo. After crossing southern Ontario, the highway re-entered the U.S. in Detroit, running northwest and north via Saginaw and Alpena to the Upper Peninsula, where it turned west along the northern tier of the country. This portion took the route past Duluth, Minot, Havre, and Glacier National Park to Spokane. In order to reach Portland, Oregon, the highway turned south in Washington via Walla Walla to Pendleton, where it headed west again via the Columbia River Highway to Portland. The last piece of the highway to be completed was over Marias Pass through Glacier National Park; cars were carried through the park on the Great Northern Railway until 1930.[8][9][10]
The first inter-state numbering for the Roosevelt Highway was in New England, where the New England road marking system was established in 1922. Route 18 followed the auto trail from Portland northwest to Montpelier, where it continued to Burlington via Route 14. Many of the states along the route also assigned numbers to the highway; for instance, New York labeled their portion Route 3 in 1924.[9][11] The Joint Board on Interstate Highways distributed its preliminary plan in 1925, in which a long section of the highway was labeled U.S. 2, from St. Ignace, Michigan west to Bonners Ferry, Idaho. East of St. Ignace, instead of crossing to the Lower Peninsula like the Roosevelt Highway, the proposed Route 2 traveled north to the international border at Sault Ste. Marie. It reappeared at Rouses Point, New York, following Route 30 and then rejoining the auto trail between Burlington and Montpelier. U.S. 2 and the Roosevelt Highway both connected Montpelier to St. Johnsbury, but the latter took a direct path along Route 18, while the former was assigned to Route 25 to Wells River, where it overlapped proposed U.S. 5 north to St. Johnsbury. There, where the Roosevelt Highway turned southeast to Portland, Route 2 continued east along Route 15 to Bangor and Route 1 to Calais, then heading north on Route 24 to end in Houlton.[12]
By the time the U.S. Highway system was finalized in late 1926, one relatively minor change had been made to U.S. 2; it was swapped with U.S. 1 between Bangor and Houlton, Maine, placing U.S. 2 along the entire portion of Route 15 east of St. Johnsbury. Several other major parts of the auto trail received numbers, most notably U.S. 30 from Portland, Oregon east to Pendleton, U.S. Route 195 in eastern Washington, and U.S. 23 in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.[13][14] In the mid-1930s, much of New York's portion of the road became U.S. Route 104, and the part southeast of Littleton, New Hampshire to Portland, Maine became U.S. Route 302,[citation needed] but by far the longest piece was that followed by U.S. 2 between St. Ignace and Bonners Ferry. In 1946, U.S. 2 was extended west of its original western terminus in Bonners Ferry in Idaho to Everett in Washington via Spokane along what was then Alternate U.S. Route 10.
Thanks, mouse! I learned a LOT from your post! (esp, didn't know US 104 thru my old home town was once part of US 2's predcessor and that cars couldn't cross Marias Pass by highway until 1930!)
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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Charleston SC has a I-526. Eugene OR has I-105
you guys are on the right track, but let me try and state it another way. This might trigger some different thoughts. the city I am going to use is imaginary OK


Smithtown is a large city in its state. It is served by Interstate 2, and no other primary interstate. However, it has an extensive interstate system.

Standard naming conventions of spurs and bypass routes would be I-102, I-202, I-302 etc.

So if we re-ask the question, what city is served by one primary interstate, yet used all possible combinations of its primary interstate to apply to its freeway system, what city is this. NOTE: There could be one route that no longer exists. (Now I gave away the farm.....)
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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This is the correct answer. Rep points your way!
Drove me nuts until I realized i have to use this highway to see several sections of my family in Texas. The the other longest is it US 101? I almost said US 441 because of the time it spends over Florida. But quickly pushed it aside when I saw it died somewhere in NC I believe.


Thanks for the rep points dude!!! Lets keep this string going.


All: If you are playing and posting your own questions, lets everyone remember:

post, give clues if needed, and then answer in 3 days. It keeps everyone on their toes and the thread fresh


Mouse
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Here are a few questions on speed limits...(no cheating!)

1. All western states except two have rural interstate speed limits of 70 or higher. Name the two that are still 65. (I am not considering Hawaii as a western state here)

2. Two states currently have stretches with an 80 mph limit. Name them.

3. Which state had no daytime interstate speed limit from 1995-1999?
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Here are a few questions on speed limits...(no cheating!)

1. All western states except two have rural interstate speed limits of 70 or higher. Name the two that are still 65. (I am not considering Hawaii as a western state here)

2. Two states currently have stretches with an 80 mph limit. Name them.

3. Which state had no daytime interstate speed limit from 1995-1999?

Oregon and guessing Washington State

Montana and Texas on the 80 piece

And Montana on the no speed limit.

Yeah its a slow day at work.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:00 PM
 
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Oregon and guessing Washington State

Montana and Texas on the 80 piece

And Montana on the no speed limit.

Yeah its a slow day at work.
#3 correct, Montana had no daytime limit in the late 90's. #1 & #2 incorrect
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