Portal:U.S. Roads/Did you know/Recommend/2009

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January 2009

  • ...that Wyoming Highway 789 was part of a proposed border-to-border U.S. Highway 789 that would have run from Sweetgrass, Montana to Nogales, Arizona? After the US 789 proposal was rejected by AASHTO, Highway 789 became part of a series of state highways numbered "789" running along the proposed route. However, Wyoming was the only state that actually renumbered an existing highway (the other states simply added a concurrent SR-789 over existing highways). And that as a result, all the states except Wyoming deleted the designation and removed the signs?Ngs61 (talk) 15:42, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • ... the modern U.S. Route 91 is only about 1/10 of the historical length of the highway? Dave (talk) 18:59, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
  • ... that Interstate 990 is the highest numbered Interstate in actual use.Ngs61 (talk) 15:42, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

February 2009

  • ... that the Robert Moses State Parkway was originally was one continuous road; however, due to low usage, a portion of the parkway near Niagara Falls was removed, separating the parkway into two sections. The two sections are still connected via New York State Route 384.Ngs61 (talk) 16:20, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
  • .... that the Newhall Pass interchange has collapsed from earthquakes twice and burned from trucks colliding in a tunnel once?

March 2009

  • ...that New York State Route 17 is currently the longest New York State Highway? It stretches 397 miles (639 km). When it becomes fully transformed into Interstate 86, the title of longest New York State Route will be passed down to New York State Route 5 which is 370.87 miles (596.86 km) long.
  • ...that New York State Route 437 is the shortest signed state highway in New York, located entirely within the vicinity of Melrose Park in Cayuga County? It connects NY 38 and NY 38A.

April 2009

starting a theme =-)

Dave (talk) 19:45, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Amazing these haven't appeared yet:

  • ...Interstate 99 is so numbered because it was written into law by Congressman Bud Shuster, not per the usual numbering scheme for Interstate highways?
  • ...Interstate 238 exists even though there is no I-38, as all x80 numbers were in use in the state of California at the time? Dave (talk) 00:07, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

May 2009

starting a theme =-)

Dave (talk) 19:45, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ...that Interstate 90 is the only Interstate having a complete set of nine spur routes in a single state? (190, 290, 390, 490, 590, 690, 790, 890, 990 in the State of New York). Ngs61 (talk) 19:09, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
    • Suggested revision: "...that Interstate 90 has a complete set (190 through 990) of spur routes in New York and is the only Interstate Highway that has a complete set within any state?" – TMF 15:01, 22 April 2009 (UTC)
  • "...that the portion of U.S. Route 209 in New York once had five different designations over a span of 10 years?" The information on this is currently in US 209; I'll see if I can include it or move it into US 209 (NY) by next month. The hook may also need a bit of tweaking as well. – TMF 01:13, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
  • ... that New York State Route 990V is the highest numbered signed New York State route that is actually a reference route? Ngs61 (talk) 18:46, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

June 2009

July 2009

Dave (talk) 18:01, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

August 2009

The two nominations above were held over from July. – TMF 17:10, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

September 2009

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  • ...that the Maryland Route 33 drawbridge onto Tilghman Island (pictured) is among the busiest in the United States and the world in terms of drawbridge openings? Dough4872 (talk) 23:50, 22 August 2009 (UTC)
  • ... that Utah State Route 127 extended along a causeway to an island in the Great Salt Lake, before flooding submerged the causeway? Dave (talk) 21:14, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

October 2009

NJ 55 SB approaching Deptford Center Road.JPG

November 2009

December 2009

Maryland Route 231 Westbound 7, Downtown Hughesville, Charles County, August 14th, 2009.jpg