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Unread 04-19-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Austin Tx only has I-35 to my knowledge.
Definitely -- which is probably why the traffic there is attrocious!
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Unread 04-19-2010, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin Tx only has I-35 to my knowledge.
That is correct. Austin has just one interstate (I-35) in the whole metro area. And although I-35 skirts downtown to the east, there are no highway interchanges anywhere in the central part of the city. It is very unusual in that sense among US cities of it's size.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Austin Tx only has I-35 to my knowledge.

There's also 183,290/71 and Mopac which are freeways
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Unread 04-20-2010, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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New Orleans

Especially for being a Sun Belt City.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 02:36 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Jersey City only has 2 Freeways , and for a city right next to Newark & NYC its a little strange , but the Transit is really good.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 05:29 AM
 
Location: classified
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Technically Austin has five freeways

I-35
Mopac
U.S. 183
U.S. 290
SH 71

Not to mention SH 130 and SH 45 which are recently constructed toll roads that circle the city.

Come to think of it I think Raleigh only has I-40 & I-440 although the Triangle also has I-85 run through Durham.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Default No freeways for major city!!!

1. Charlotte, North Carolina

2. Anchorage, AK

3. Hartford, CT

4. Myrtle Beach, SC

5. Mobile,AL
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Unread 04-20-2010, 10:22 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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Savannah, GA. I-16 ends just before you enter the Historic District, and I-95 is a good 10 miles west of the city.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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DC has very little Highway presence within the actual district, think 395 is it; maybe 50 but it turns into NY avenue. And 395 dead-ends.. Not sure if the BW parkway crosses into the city; that may also back behind old RFK but can't remember exactly
Yea, I don't think anybody can touch DC's lack of highways inside the beltway.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Technically Austin has five freeways

I-35
Mopac
U.S. 183
U.S. 290
SH 71
Those don't count, as they are not true freeways throughout -- they all have lights. Basically they are state roads with a stretch of divided/no traffic light sections.

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Not to mention SH 130 and SH 45 which are recently constructed toll roads that circle the city.
They are toll roads, not freeways, and they are mostly outside the city limits (or the very outskirts).
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