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Old March 7th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #1
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Busiest freeways in the USA

Metro area


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Highway vehicles daily

Los Angeles I-405 382,000
Atlanta I-75 365,240
Houston U.S59 338,510
Chicago I-90 330,067
Seattle I-5 301,061
San Francisco I-80 299,000
New York I-95 295,400
San Diego I-15 290,000
Phoenix I-10 288,101
Miami I-95 288,000
Washington I-395 280,000
Dallas-Fort Worth I-35E 267,250
Riverside-San Bernardino State Road 91 264,000
Providence I-95 263,500
Sacramento I-305 249,000
San Jose U.S. 101 244,000
Denver I-25 243,333
Las Vegas I-15 240,585
Salt Lake City I-15 235,018
Honolulu H1 229,393
Tampa-St. Petersburg I-275 228,000
Baltimore I-695 224,775
Detroit I-696 222,093
Boston I-93 219,598
Minneapolis I-94 211,744
Austin I-35 210,832
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Old March 7th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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Where is the I-5 in LA? That freeway is crowded as hell.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #3
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Where is the I-5 in LA? That freeway is crowded as hell.
They just have the busiest of each city.
I am sure I 5 is busier than most of the cities on the East coast.
I 10 also is very very busy
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Old March 7th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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Detroit's busiest highway is the one that connects the Northern suburbs together. But then, that's probably because the North-South commuters have a choice between I-75 and M-10.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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Some other LA Freeways
The 5@Santa Ana 358,000
The 10@Los Angeles 345,000
The 101@Encino 336,000
The 91@Anaheim 315,000
The 605@Santa Ana 312,000

Some other SF Bay Area Freeways
The 680@Walnut Creek 307,000
The 80@Emeryville 306,000
The 880@Hayward 280,000
The 101@San Mateo 262,000
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Old March 7th, 2005, 06:46 PM   #6
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Where do you get this info? That is interesting, I am surprised to see Salt Lake on there, I never thought the traffic there ever reached the point to where you could even call it traffic, haha.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 07:49 PM   #7
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Why do people in California put "the" in front of their highway numbers?

Around here we say:
"Take 75 north until you reach this road"

but in California you say:
"Take the 405 north until you reach this road"

Are there other places in the country that put a "the" in front of their numbers?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #8
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Where is the I-5 in LA? That freeway is crowded as hell.
I agree. I-5 is pretty bad as hell.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:16 PM   #9
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Why do people in California put "the" in front of their highway numbers?
I think it's because ALL of their freeways have names as well as numbers and some of the freeways have the same number and multiple names depending on what stretch of freeway it is, whereas in other places, only some of the freeways have names.

For example, the 110 is the Harbor Freeway and the Pasadena Freeway, the 101 is the Hollywood Freeway and the Ventura Freeway, the 10 is the Santa Monica Freeway and the San Bernadino Freeway, the 5 is the Golden State Freeway and the Santa Ana Freeway, etc. etc.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:41 PM   #10
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I didnt pick up the habit of putting a "The" in front of freeway route numbers until I moved to LA for a year.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #11
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I didnt pick up the habit of putting a "The" in front of freeway route numbers until I moved to LA for a year.
I've never been to San Fran, do all of the freeways there have names as well as route numbers like in LA?

I'm curious about that too. I'm just guessing it's because it's natural to put a "The" in front of a freeway name and out of habit the "The" gets used for the freeway number too. Does that sound right?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #12
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More LA
The 5@Lake Forest(Orange County) 397,000
The 60@Diamond Bar 352,000

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do all of the freeways there have names as well as route numbers like in LA?
Yes, the freeways here have corresponding names--here are some

80-Eastshore Freeway
101-Bayshore Freeway
580-Macarthur Freeway
880-Nimitz Freeway
280-Junipero Serra Freeway
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Lots of places have freeway names that arent used or even little places like Louisville had the Watetrson Expressway and The Gene Snyder Freeway, but I never heard anyone say 'I was on the 264 or the 265".....but of course they would say the Watterson or The Snyder...
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Why do people in California put "the" in front of their highway numbers?

Around here we say:
"Take 75 north until you reach this road"

but in California you say:
"Take the 405 north until you reach this road"

Are there other places in the country that put a "the" in front of their numbers?
Hmm maybe it just goes along with the accent. Like depending on where you are born whether its west coast, east coast, deep south...you are going to have a corresponding accent. Well maybe in California we have always just said "The I-5 north" instead of "I-5 north" I really don't know why we put "the" in front of it.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #15
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Hmm maybe it just goes along with the accent. Like depending on where you are born whether its west coast, east coast, deep south...you are going to have a corresponding accent. Well maybe in California we have always just said "The I-5 north" instead of "I-5 north" I really don't know why we put "the" in front of it.
Hmm, maybe it is the accent. In that case, there should be a "like" and a "the" in front of the freeway name or number.

"Like, dude, just take like the 405 to the like 10 and like get off on like lincoln and then like go down to venice and take a right, and your like right at the beach dude."
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^ HAHAHAHHA
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Hmm, maybe it is the accent. In that case, there should be a "like" and a "the" in front of the freeway name or number.

"Like, dude, just take like the 405 to the like 10 and like get off on like lincoln and then like go down to venice and take a right, and your like right at the beach dude."
LoL yea too bad I don't know anyone who really talks like that here.
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You always say that, but I came in contact with people like that ALL the time...maybe it is just a valley and coastal thing?
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I say "like" all the time. But not like "valley girls". Its more subdued then that and I do think people in California tend to say that a lot.
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I say "like" all the time. But not like "valley girls". Its more subdued then that and I do think people in California tend to say that a lot.
It's weird how Californians can fit "like" into every sentence and make it sound normal. My cousins out there are experts at fitting "like" into everything. If I try to do it, it sounds ridiculous, but they can make it sound almost normal.

It's kind of the same deal with Canadians and "eh". If I try to talk like that, it sounds weird, but Canadians can fit "eh" into everything and make it sound natural.
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