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Old 07-23-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Here is a list of I 495's in the US. Which one would you drive on.
  1. Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway), a beltway around Washington, D.C., commonly known as the Capital Beltway
  2. Interstate 495 (Delaware), a bypass of Wilmington, Delaware
  3. Interstate 495 (New York), from New York City to Long Island
  4. Interstate 495 (Massachusetts), a partial beltway around Boston
  5. Interstate 495 (Maine), an unsigned connector in Portland, Maine

I like 495 in MA. Wide and traffic free most of the time. I just set the cruise to 70 and start singing .

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Old 07-23-2014, 11:21 AM
 
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495 in Delaware is boatloads of fun. The speed limit is 65 mph, but people drive 80-90 mph. If you are lucky, you can catch the Acela Express riding parallel. I tried to race it once... I got to 100 mph and it still left me in the dust
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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#1 and #3 are in much more populated areas than #4 and #5. The equivalent of the Capitol Beltway for Boston is I-95/ SR-128 which is congested with short on ramps.
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: The City
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495 in Delaware is boatloads of fun. The speed limit is 65 mph, but people drive 80-90 mph. If you are lucky, you can catch the Acela Express riding parallel. I tried to race it once... I got to 100 mph and it still left me in the dust
pretty sure 495 is currently closed do to aging infrastructure and emergency repairs
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:47 PM
 
Location: The City
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I-495 Bridge In Wilmington To Remain Closed All Summer CBS Philly
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Old 07-23-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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pretty sure 495 is currently closed do to aging infrastructure and emergency repairs
I don't live in that area anymore.

There was talk about I-495 being re-labled as I-95, because express traffic uses it en route to Baltimore. Delaware politics in Wilmington rejected it, of course.
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Old 07-23-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I-495 in Massachusetts is pretty dull. Not much in the way of scenery to look at, just hills and trees through very average exurban towns and old mill cities. It's one of the busiest highways for truckers in New England and drivers going to and from NH/Maine bypassing metro Boston to get to Connecticut/New York (connecting to I-90/84) and all points south and west.

I-495 in Maine no longer exists. It use to align with the Maine Turnpike from Portland to Augusta through Lewiston and Auburn and I-95 went from Portland to Augusta along a more costal route through Freeport but that coastal route was re-designated as I-295 and what was I-495 is now I-95.

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Old 07-23-2014, 07:24 PM
 
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Of the three I've driven, the Capitol Beltway is the worst, followed closely by the LIE. I-495 Delaware is a great road where I've topped out my car. Or it was before the bridge failed anyway.
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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None of them. I would rather be driving on Interstate H-1.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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I-495 in Raleigh, NC. 6 lanes @ 70mph speed limit (In the future - designation to be extended to I-95 @ Rocky Mont)


I-495 (Washington) is nothing but traffic headache, the others I have not driven on.
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