Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jan 31

Breaking radio silence

Phoenix, Arizona — The blog has been silent aside from the “by the numbers” posts because I’ve been in Texas for a week. I decided that I would rather post polished entries with pictures, which I wasn’t particularly interested in … Continue reading

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Jan 31

Photos by the numbers: 90

May 28, 2006: West end of MN 16, where old US 16 diverges from the interstate route. The interstate angles northeastward to get closer to Rochester before La Crosse. Minnesota and Wisconsin keep state names on their shields, but other … Continue reading

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Jan 30

Photos by the numbers: 89

December 27, 2009: Just south of I-40, at the Flagstaff airport, former Alt US 89 merges with I-17. US 89 south of Flagstaff was decommissioned 20 years ago, even though the route through Prescott is far enough away from I-17 … Continue reading

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Jan 29

Photos by the numbers: 88

September 1, 2009: US 30 (but not the Lincoln Highway) meets I-88 southeast of Rock Falls, Illinois. Lots of Clearview on Illinois interstates now, both toll and free. “Moline-Rock Island” is one hyphenated control city combo among many in Illinois, … Continue reading

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Jan 28

Photos by the numbers: 87

March 19, 2007: South end of WI 87, nearly within shouting distance of the Minnesota state line in St. Croix Falls. This date has been used before, but again, my options were limited.

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Jan 27

Photos by the numbers: 86

June 15, 2004: South end of IA 86 in Milford. I-90 is 23 miles north. Because 86 north of IA 9 wasn’t a state highway until 30 years ago, it has no shoulder and a wicked pair of curves at … Continue reading

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Jan 26

Photos by the numbers: 85

May 7, 2009: I-70 between I-270 and I-25. Notice the “Colo Spgs” in the background BGS for I-25. Also notice the wide numeral for US 6. US 85 has an independent route until it gets south of Denver and then … Continue reading

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Jan 25

Photos by the numbers: 84

August 2001: Rest area in between the lanes on I-84/US 30 in Oregon at Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Valley.

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Jan 24

Photos by the numbers: 83

July 1, 2009: North end of I-283 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I-283 is the thru traffic while I-83 turns from east-west to north-south, to end at I-81 five miles north. I-283 cannot be clinched without getting onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This … Continue reading

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Jan 23

Photos by the numbers: 82

May 20, 2003: North end of IA 82 in the same place it had been for over 80 years, but would only stay for 40 more days. Blairstown, pop. 540 in 1920, got one of the original spur route, running … Continue reading

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