Why are there so many I-495s?

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  1. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    There are like 6 of them in the Northeast. They are not connected and they are not interstate but they are all Interstate 495. Couldn't they come up with more numbers? :dontknow:
     
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    We do not have these problems out west. :dontknow:
     
  3. Chief

    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Aren't they local (beltways) offshoots of I-95?
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Yes and yes. But they should have different names. One may be lead to believe that an interstate highway would be a highway that went through multiple states.
     
  5. HaroldJackson

    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    And how's there an interstate in Hawaii?
     
  6. Scott

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    Jetskis?
     
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    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    The one near Delaware fucks me up every time
     
  8. artiesoffspring

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    Because it's part of the interstate system maintained by the US military. It was implemented to act as defense route for military vehicles. It started from the initiation of the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916.
     
  9. HaroldJackson

    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    Yea? well why do you drive on the parkway and park in the driveway? Huh?!

    (I know about Hawaii)
     
  10. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Still shouldn't be called an interstate.
     
  11. HaroldJackson

    HaroldJackson Well-Known Member

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    Same with one in Alaska unless it goes all the way to the regular US as the same road. keeping the same number through Canadialand.
     
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    That joke is also part of the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916.
     
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    Write your congressman.
     
  14. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    It's better to make a thread about it.
     
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  16. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Interstates are even-numbered from west to east, odd from south to north. The old US Highway System are odd and even in the same orientation, but run high to low from east to west and north to south. All interstates have 2 digits. Three digit numbers are reserved for loop and spur roads. Loops start with even numbers, spurs with odd.
     
  18. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    There's plenty of other numbers that fit the criteria. Lazy unoriginal highway naming cocksuckers.
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Now you're just trying to be an internet badass.
     
  20. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    You should hop on 495 South and say that to my face.