Ranking of Most Important Interstates

Ranking of Most Important Interstates

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February 10th, 2002, 2:23 pm #1

O.K., list freaks check out this ranking of Interstates.
http://www.kurumi.com/roads/rank2di.html

Here's an excerpt:
Kurumi's Interstate Ranker

Scoring:
Each mile in length: 1
Each state occupied: 200
Each international border touched: 100
Each major 2di generated: 200
Each minor 2di generated: 100
Each major 2di intersected: 100
Each minor 2di intersected: 50
Each 3di it's a parent of: 150
Each 1,000,000 pop in metro areas served: 100
Include I-99: no

1. I-95: 14443
2. I-80: 13907
3. I-90: 12035
4. I-10: 10710
5. I-70: 7925
6. I-75: 7837
7. I-40: 7754
8. I-5: 6732
9. I-94: 6714
10. I-35: 6481
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Smoky Haze
Smoky Haze

February 10th, 2002, 5:34 pm #2

I live within 5 miles of #2 and 60 miles from #3! I must be cool!!

We should make a list of the most important interstate for hightpointers. Such as I-76 and I-68 for Mt. Davis.
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Smoky Haze
Smoky Haze

February 10th, 2002, 5:40 pm #3

O.K., list freaks check out this ranking of Interstates.
http://www.kurumi.com/roads/rank2di.html

Here's an excerpt:
Kurumi's Interstate Ranker

Scoring:
Each mile in length: 1
Each state occupied: 200
Each international border touched: 100
Each major 2di generated: 200
Each minor 2di generated: 100
Each major 2di intersected: 100
Each minor 2di intersected: 50
Each 3di it's a parent of: 150
Each 1,000,000 pop in metro areas served: 100
Include I-99: no

1. I-95: 14443
2. I-80: 13907
3. I-90: 12035
4. I-10: 10710
5. I-70: 7925
6. I-75: 7837
7. I-40: 7754
8. I-5: 6732
9. I-94: 6714
10. I-35: 6481
I-75 and I-40 are #'s 6 and 7. These are major Interstates that lead to the Great Smoky Mountains...it's a sign.
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Steve Gruhn
Steve Gruhn

February 11th, 2002, 6:05 pm #4

I live within 5 miles of #2 and 60 miles from #3! I must be cool!!

We should make a list of the most important interstate for hightpointers. Such as I-76 and I-68 for Mt. Davis.
Then I must be uncool. I don't live within 1,300 miles of an Interstate Highway.
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roger
roger

February 11th, 2002, 8:41 pm #5

Interesting. Hawaii has interstates (H-1, H-2, H-3) but Alaska doesn't. Alaska also doesn't have parkways.
http://www.stutt.com/tvlctr/ay-ak.htm

However this site notes that A1, A2, A3 and A4 are defacto interstates (there are no hyphens in the names).
http://www.pacificnet.net/~faigin/CA-HW ... ional.html
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Steve Gruhn
Steve Gruhn

February 11th, 2002, 9:38 pm #6

There is more of a difference between Alaska's "defacto Interstates" and other Interstate Highways than just an omitted hyphen.

Alaska's "defacto Interstates" are mostly two-lane, have minimal shoulders, do not have straight stretches every 10 miles, and have stop signs and frost heaves. There are occasional stretches of gravel. Do not make the mistake of thinking that travel on these "defacto Interstates" can approach typical speeds on other Interstate Highways.
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Mark S
Mark S

February 12th, 2002, 5:25 am #7

I-75 and I-40 are #'s 6 and 7. These are major Interstates that lead to the Great Smoky Mountains...it's a sign.
How about a ranking of the most scenic highways in America. I'm sure the Highpointers could come up with an impressive list. Most of my experience is limited to the Northeast and I recently had the pleasure of travelling on I-68 in Maryland for the first time after climbing Davis and Backbone. Came through heading eastbound late in the afternoon and at sunset. Beautiful highway - nicest I've seen. I-87 through the Adirondacks is pretty cool too as is I-93 in the Whites.
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Anonymous
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February 12th, 2002, 1:49 pm #8

Beautiful... if you like trees. Eastern highways would be outranked by all western highways, the trees block the views.
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Mark S
Mark S

February 12th, 2002, 2:46 pm #9

The Adirondack Northway (I-87) was named America's Most Scenic Highway back in 1966-67. Long time ago, yes, but I think there were interstates in the west back then. Don't know if such an award still exists. Also, for what it's worth, I do like trees. Try to hug one every day.
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Dominoe "The Ghoul" Hane
Dominoe "The Ghoul" Hane

February 12th, 2002, 3:19 pm #10

How about a ranking of the most scenic highways in America. I'm sure the Highpointers could come up with an impressive list. Most of my experience is limited to the Northeast and I recently had the pleasure of travelling on I-68 in Maryland for the first time after climbing Davis and Backbone. Came through heading eastbound late in the afternoon and at sunset. Beautiful highway - nicest I've seen. I-87 through the Adirondacks is pretty cool too as is I-93 in the Whites.
Although there are many beautiful roads throughout the country, the most scenic highway in the U. S. in my experience is the Beartooth Highway in Wyoming and Montana.
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