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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:07 PM   #9161
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I-25 Pueblo, CO

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I-25 through Pueblo, Colorado will be modernized. It has an outdated 1950s design with narrow shoulders and short ramps. The plan is to widen I-25 to six lanes and improve safety and traffic flow.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 09:38 PM   #9162
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American roadgeeks (like on AA Roads...) call that - I mean leaving the state name out - "neutering." I noticed some states (Delaware, Tennessee...) neutering their Interstate markers as far back as the 80s. I believe neutering is the recommended standard but lots of states ignore that. I like non-neutered Interstate markers. (Just in my own travels in recent years*: Connecticut and West Virginia seem very consistent non-neuterers, Maine (slightly) and New Jersey less so... you'll have to search long and hard to find a non-neutered marker in Illinois, Ohio, New York....)

*Thanks to my last road trip, since becoming a car-owner again in 2009 (after years living in a downtown high-rise and only driving when I borrowed or rented one) I've driven in every state from Virginia and Kentucky north and from Illinois and Wisconsin east except Vermont. Plus Quebec and Ontario. This is just to say that I'm unfamiliar with the current state of the roads farther south and west.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:23 PM   #9163
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American roadgeeks (like on AA Roads...) call that - I mean leaving the state name out - "neutering." I noticed some states (Delaware, Tennessee...) neutering their Interstate markers as far back as the 80s. I believe neutering is the recommended standard but lots of states ignore that. I like non-neutered Interstate markers. (Just in my own travels in recent years*: Connecticut and West Virginia seem very consistent non-neuterers, Maine (slightly) and New Jersey less so... you'll have to search long and hard to find a non-neutered marker in Illinois, Ohio, New York....)

*Thanks to my last road trip, since becoming a car-owner again in 2009 (after years living in a downtown high-rise and only driving when I borrowed or rented one) I've driven in every state from Virginia and Kentucky north and from Illinois and Wisconsin east except Vermont. Plus Quebec and Ontario. This is just to say that I'm unfamiliar with the current state of the roads farther south and west.
For the most part, California uses non-neutered '57-spec Interstate shields (like my avatar) however, "angular" shields have begun popping up on California's interstates about 10 years ago.

I have yet to see a non-neutered interstate shield in Oregon while Washington seems to use a mix of neutered and non-neutered shields.

Nevada, for the most part, uses non-neutered '70-spec Interstate shields.

Going back to the California "angular" Interstate shields, I have a theory as to how this shield came about. If you take a California-spec 3-digit Interstate shield (which is different from the FHWA-spec) and compress it horizontally, you'll get something that's close to the angular Interstate shield.

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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:44 PM   #9164
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I don't get it what is it about with the "neutering"?! Can you show some more pictures with examples? Thanks!!!
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #9165
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I think the neutering part is simply that the state the interstate is in is displayed on the Interstate sign.
At least, that's what I think it is given the context.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 11:53 PM   #9166
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Interstate shields originally always had the state name in them, like in the examples right above your post. At some point, some states started producing them without the state name, and that eventually became the national standard. A standard some states ignore, but there it is. In some states a marker with the state name in it is very rare, so rare that roadgeeks will actually report (on forums like this one or aaroads) when they come across one.

An Interstate marker without the state name is called "neutered" in roadgeek circles.

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I think the neutering part is simply that the state the interstate is in is displayed on the Interstate sign.
At least, that's what I think it is given the context.
Exactly. (Well, the other way around. "Neutered" = has no state name.)
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Old October 8th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #9168
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Old October 8th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #9169
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Looking northeast, with the Raritan River in the foreground, is my guess.
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Old October 8th, 2013, 06:02 PM   #9170
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That is correct. You can see the massive Driscoll Bridge of the Garden State Parkway on the upper right. There are 21 lanes crossing the Raritan River there.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #9171
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The I-4 / Selmon Expressway connector in Tampa.

This bridge deck is actually wider than the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge east span, at a good 325 ft.

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Old October 9th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #9172
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I-90 Snoqualmie Pass, Washington state

New stretch of freeway on Snoqualmie Pass to be unveiled Thursday

The state Department of Transportation on Thursday is unveiling the newest component of Washington State’s infrastructure — a three-mile stretch of six-lane freeway east of Snoqualmie Pass.
Whole story: http://www.dailyrecordnews.com/inbri...a4bcf887a.html
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Old October 10th, 2013, 01:54 AM   #9173
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The I-4 / Selmon Expressway connector in Tampa.

This bridge deck is actually wider than the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge east span, at a good 325 ft.

I can't wait until the Interstate 4/Selmon Connector opens - so many nighttime closures on the Selmon Crosstown Expressway but the road is getting done.

There are signs related to the Selmon connector already posted: One is on eastbound Interstate 4 right after the 21st/22nd Street (FL 585, Exit 1) exit. It's a sign for Port of Tampa cargo to use the connector, which will be signed on Interstate 4 as Exit 2.
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Old October 12th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #9174
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sniff...

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Stinking Creek Rd. --- Yuk! by FlaSunshine, on Flickr

I-75 in Tennessee, north of Knoxville.
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Old October 12th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #9175
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That's what happens when you leave your roadkill out too long near a creek.

(Supposedly, it's legal in Tennessee to eat roadkill - animals that have been hit by a vehicle and just left there.)
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Old October 12th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #9176
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This one's better, from I-75 in metro Detroit:

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Old October 13th, 2013, 05:17 AM   #9177
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and its exit 69 even better! coincidence? lol
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Old October 13th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #9178
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I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike

Toll collection will resume next Tuesday at the Massachusetts Turnpike. Tolls were not collected between interchanges 1 and 6 for 17 years. Tolls were abolished in 1996, but are currently being reinstated to pay for maintenance.

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Old October 15th, 2013, 03:01 AM   #9179
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Few of my shots of highways around SF.
I hope that all included here are interstates but sometimes I don't remember exactly








I-80 from above




I-80 heading to Tahoe
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Old October 15th, 2013, 03:18 AM   #9180
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Nice. But in trying to figure out what roads you were on, I'm stumped: how does anything in the Bay Area have exit numbers above 500??
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