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Old 02-04-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Where, in your opinion, do you think we could use an interstate connection, spur or loop?

In my region, I-14 and I-3 have been proposed in the last decade. I-22 is finally being finished from Memphis to Birmingham, a much needed connection.

I-14 is proposed to go from Myrtle Beach, SC to Austin, TX (originally proposed to go from Augusta, GA to Natchez, MS).
I-3 is proposed to go from Savannah, GA to Knoxville, TN.

I think a much needed connection is an I-85 extension from Montgomery, AL to Meridian, MS.
Also, I think the 185 spur should be extended from Columbus, GA to the Gulf coast.
Lastly, could you imagine a Dallas to Denver interstate connection?
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:11 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Inerstate 11 is a proposal to connect Las Vegas and Phoenix. These are the two largest metropolitan areas within a region that are not connected by interstate.

Interstate 11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: The City
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Well the fact that I95 does not go continuous in Philadelphia is maybe the biggest one in the country

History of the Interstate 95 "Missing Link" of central New Jersey

At Last, I-95's Missing Link Hits The Road | WBUR & NPR
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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In Illinois I 57 crosses over I 294 but there is no interchange. There is a complicated subroutine for making the transfer involving going East, then West, crossing over to the left lane, that is confusing. Supposedly an interchange will be built. Also, State Rd 53 is an expressway up to the County Line. Supposedly it was to link up with US 12, to be an expressway, up to the Wisconsin where it is already a freeway. No plans to implement this, just to study.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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Well the fact that I95 does not go continuous in Philadelphia is maybe the biggest one in the country

History of the Interstate 95 "Missing Link" of central New Jersey

At Last, I-95's Missing Link Hits The Road | WBUR & NPR
Motorist can still drive from Miami to Philadelphia continously along I-95. Pennsylvania did their part.

I think New Jersey should have continue with the loop around Trenton and then follow the 1957 proposal and have the highway closely parallel to the Turnpike where it will join it in New Brunswick. I don't see why the NJTA was worried about loss revenues. Both roads would serve a different purpose. I-95 serves Philadelphia and local traffic and the Turnpike would serve as a bypass.

They ended up with traffic they couldn't handle and a poorly designed lane merge at Exit 8A that made people want to avoid that section anyway.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Inerstate 11 is a proposal to connect Las Vegas and Phoenix. These are the two largest metropolitan areas within a region that are not connected by interstate.

Interstate 11 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a huge one! Honestly, I was always surprised this interstate wasn't around years ago along with a connection from Las Vegas to Reno, although the latter isn't a highly traveled route anyway. It would cut times drastically for those wanting to get to Las Vegas from Tahoe, Sacramento, the Bay Area and points north.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:00 AM
 
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Where, in your opinion, do you think we could use an interstate connection, spur or loop?

In my region, I-14 and I-3 have been proposed in the last decade. I-22 is finally being finished from Memphis to Birmingham, a much needed connection.

I-14 is proposed to go from Myrtle Beach, SC to Austin, TX (originally proposed to go from Augusta, GA to Natchez, MS).
I-3 is proposed to go from Savannah, GA to Knoxville, TN.

I think a much needed connection is an I-85 extension from Montgomery, AL to Meridian, MS.
Also, I think the 185 spur should be extended from Columbus, GA to the Gulf coast.
Lastly, could you imagine a Dallas to Denver interstate connection?
a denver to dallas freeway (technically limon,co to amarillo,tx) should be among the top economic priorities for the interior US. these two economies are essential to our domestic future and currently are not legitimately connected.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Where, in your opinion, do you think we could use an interstate connection, spur or loop?

I-14 is proposed to go from Myrtle Beach, SC to Austin, TX (originally proposed to go from Augusta, GA to Natchez, MS).

I think a much needed connection is an I-85 extension from Montgomery, AL to Meridian, MS.
Also, I think the 185 spur should be extended from Columbus, GA to the Gulf coast.
Lastly, could you imagine a Dallas to Denver interstate connection?
I-14 is needed however the I-85 extension wouldn't be needed as it would serve that purpose.

I-51 is a (not officially) proposed freeway to run from Houma, LA to Pine Bluff, Ark.

I-69 from Houston to Shreveport, LA is also proposed and is a well needed route to serve Houston.

I-49 in southern Louisiana is not yet complete but most of it already meets freeway standards.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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San Jose needs a better connection to the Central Valley, and via that connection, Southern California. Right now all they have is the 101, which is slower and meanders quite a bit.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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Anyone know what the largest region in the country is that is not part of the interstate highway system? I am guessing Fresno, but maybe there is something bigger?
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