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Interstate Highways and the National Highway System

Canonical Business Routes Logo Business Route Guide. This provides a list of all known business routes off of interstates (and a few unknown routes).
(Andy Field)
[Clinched] Clinched Interstate Highway Mapping. Many web sites allow you to keep track of all kinds of experiences, from birds you have seen to counties you have visited and even paper money you have handled. This site allows users to map which portions of interstate highways they have travelled, or "clinched," and calculates how many miles of the Interstate Highway System they have travelled.
(Timothy Reichard)
[Control Cities] Control Cities. This page contains the official list from AASHTO's recent updated publication.
(Paul Wolf)
Highway Heaven Logo Highway Heaven, which contains a map to exit lists for all Interstate routes
(originally developed by Michael Adams, now maintained by A.J. Froggie)
Andy Fields High Priority Corridors
[Lane Ends]High Priority Corridors @ AARoads. This contains information on the proposed interstate corridors described in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) and the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995 (NHS). Note: Per Alex (8/09): "We are probably taking down the High Priority Corridors listings some point soon. That will be when Andy gets around to deciding on what he wants to do with it."
(Andy Field)
Interstate at 50 The Interstate Is 50.A site designed to introduce you to the history of the Interstate Highway System, plans to "Celebrate the Interstate!" both nationally and in individual states, and some of the policy questions the nation faces as we look to the next 50 years in U.S. transportation.
Zzyzx's site logo Interstate Highways
[Interstate Highway Log] Interstate Route Log. This gives the history of the interstate system as well as a log of all interstates.
(US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration)
 [Route Numbering] Interstate System Route Numbering: From Proposals to Approvals to Withdrawls. This is a nice summary of the history of numbering of the interstates, looking at proposed numbers, rejected numbers, etc. It doesn't concentrate on the specific routings. It makes a great companion to the California Interstate History pages here; in fact, Stephen has provided me a lot of information to update those pages.
(Stephen Summers)
[Larry's Phat Page] Larry's Phat Page. Entries and information on national Interstate and US Highways, as well as a few regional ones.
(Larry Harvilla)
Proposed Insterates Corridors Proposed Interstate Corridors. This lists all of the proposed new interstates, including those designated from the ISTEA and NHS Legislation.
(Andy Field)
[Stateends] State-ends.Com: A site dedicated to collecting pictures of the ends of state highways (actually, pointers to individually maintained sites with pictures of state ends).
[Temporary Interstates] [Road Closed]Temporary Interstates. This page honors the Temporary Interstate: those routings signed as "TEMPORARY"-ily part of the Interstate system.
(Robert Droz - Pending Relocation)
Kurumi's 3di Logo Three-Digit Interstate Highways
(Scott Oglesby)
No Graphic Yet Traffic Counts. Provides traffic counts for every major and moderate freeway system in the country.
[Strip Chart Project] US Interstate Highway Strip Chart Project. This site represents interstate highways in the form of a strip chart, showing diagrams of interchanges along the route. Note that this site requires a browser that supports XML.
(Andrew Tompkins)

US Highways

[US Hwy Evolution] Evolution of the US Highway System in the MidWest
(Rob McCaleb)
[US Highway Ends] US Highway Endings. Photographs of various route termini on the US Highway system.
(AJ Froggie)
US Highways Logo [Road Closed]US Highways: From US 1 to (US 830) Web Pages. These pages have some excellent information on the US Highway system, including the proposed 1925 US Highway list, a list of the adopted 1927 list, and a 1957 US Highway list.
(Robert Droz - Pending Relocation)
Historic Calif US Highways Page US Highways in California Page
(Casey Cooper)

Famous Highways

[Bygone Byways] Bygone Byways-Route 66, Highways 80/99/101 & More! A website devoted to the memory of the wonderfully unique American road of yesteryear: Route 66, Highway 99, Highway 101 and others...their past, present, and uncertain future.
Lincoln Highway Logo
  • The Lincoln Highway. Photographs! Today!. Since 1998, Sandor Gulyas (formerly from Ohio, now residing in Louisiana) has taken many trips along the length of the Lincoln Highway (see this page for trip logs). This page contains links to photos which he has taken on those trips. It also contains links to other National Lincoln Highways sites.
  • Lincoln Highway. In California, this was US 50.
  • Lincoln Highway Association


US 40 Logo US 40:
US 66 Logo US 66:

Note: From the sites above, you should be able to find any site about Route 66.

[Volcanic Legacy] Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway All American Road. This is a 500 mile journey from volcano to volcano. The southern end of the byway begins at California's Lake Almanor, just miles from the active geothermal features at Lassen Volcanic National Park. The northern end of the byway is capped by Crater Lake National Park in Oregon where mysteries of the earth's interior are studied.

Other Highway Stuff

[American Byways] America's Byways. The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has provided funding for almost 1500 state and nationally designated byway projects in 48 states. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities.
American Byways American Byways. Provides information on highways in various states. A work in progress.
[BLCamp Shields] A collection of various highway stuff. This includes miscellaneous highway photos, photoso of Michigan's changing route marker styles, pictures from the M-6 Southbelt Shuffle, a selection of photos from US-131 freeway south of Grand Rapids, pictures of the US-131 freeway terminus, Michican odditites, and a complete set of highway markers.
(Barry Camp)
[Numbering Systems] Description of the world's road numbering systems. A description of road numbering systems outside of North America.
[The Expressway Site] The Expressway Site. A source of information about partially-controlled access "expressways." These are roads that either have (a) Limited Access ROW; or (b) no or very few at-grade intersections. These roads must also have a speed limit of at least 35 mph. This includes a discussion of Route 58.
(Eric Smith)
[Field Guide to Interchanges] Field Guide to Interchanges. A site describing the different types of interchanges one finds on a highway.
DeLorme Graphic "Errors" in DeLorme Atlases. Several readers of the newsgroup misc.transport.road have discovered small, unique graphics in some of the DeLorme State Road Atlases. The symbols do not appear in the legend, and do not seem to represent any feature that would occur at the area at which they are located. It is likely that the "erroneous" graphics were intentionally placed in the atlases as a safeguard against copyrighting. If another company printed an atlas of the state and the graphic appeared in it, it would be obvious that a DeLorme map had been used for the source data.
[EB Highways] Highway Photos Web Site. This site provides pictures from the Highways of California, Idaho, Nevada, Michigan, Wyoming, Iowa, Illinois, and Ontario, and a few from Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, Indiana, New York, and Ohio.
(Eric Buchanan)
Calrog Highway Shields Enthusiasts Page. Each region of the world has unique sets of highway infrastructure, which are woven in ways to connect both municipalities and rural areas. These automobile transportation systems connect families, food supplies and economic growth with the rest of the world... Oh, heck... They're also fun to drive on too! There is also a discussion forum here. There are also lots of pictures of highway shields.
(Carl Rogers)
[Maps of the Past] Maps of the Past.Maps of the Past, Inc. offers over 1,500 restored historical maps for well seasoned cartography enthusiasts, treasure hunters, genealogists, home decor enthusiasts and novice history buffs alike.
[Mapopolis] Mapopolis. Mapopolis is a navigator for Palm OS 5 that issues spoken and visual prompts before each turn, generates routes anywhere in the United States, major Canadian cities (CD contains continental U.S. only, online MapPack includes Canadian cities), and in Western Europe; generates address-to-address, turn-by-turn, coast-to-coast directions with Major Roads maps; automatically re-routes if you miss a turn; and uses NAVTEQ data, the highest-quality digital transportation database available
[Milestones] Milestones. For more than 2,000 years, highway builders have erected milestone to indicate the distance to and from key landmarks such as cities, towns and geographic features. During the past two millennia, roadside signage has undergone an evolution. For most of this time, roads have been delineated with stone markers. During the past 150-200 years, wooden fingerboards began replacing milestones due their low cost and the ease with which they can be constructed. During the early automobile era, metal signs emerged. Of these, the porcelain enamel signs proved to be the most enduring of the modern signs. In recent years, highway departments have used a variety of media to mark highways, most of which have an expected life span of about 2-5 years. This site is dedicated to the study of milestones.
(Frank X. Brusca)
[MTC Whats Happening] MTC Transportation Headlines. Updated weekdays by the MTC-ABAG Library staff.
[Rate the Roads] Rate the Roads. A site that gives motorists (and fellow "roadgeeks") the chance to offer their own input on highway conditions.
(Steve Anderson)
[American Byways] Roadfan Loacator. Using the Google Maps API.
Roadfan Locator Roadfan Locator. Find a fan of your own.
(Mark Fannin)
[Roadgeek Fonts] Roadgeek Fonts. This is a set of TrueType fonts to replicate the ones used on highway signs. These are significantly better than the Blue Highway fonts.
(Michael Adams)
[USA Traffic] USA Traffic Signs. A national supplier of road and traffic signs, street signs, sign posts, custom signs, parking signs.
(no graphic yet) Where Roads Meet—The Website for Interchanges! This website is devoted to interchanges - mostly the uncommon ones that you don't see every day. Fifteen interchanges are featured so far, and the author has a list of about 100 more to do in the future.

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* Site up as of last visit. [Road Closed] Link Down or Disappeared. If you know to where this link has moved, please send me email. If I haven't heard anything, it may be removed at the next round of updates. Often, these are kept on the list in anticipation of their returning. The original URL is retained as an HTML comment.
[Under Construction] Site is up, but is undergoing extensive renovation. If you are aware of renovation being completed on this site, please let me know. [Rough Road: Site May Be Down] Site may be down. The name was there, but the site was non-responsive at the last check. If you have further status on this site, please let me know.
[Lane Ends] Site is up, but is going away. The site is up, but is likely to disappear at any time. [Dead End] No Longer Maintained. This site is still up, but is no longer being maintained.

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