Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Atlanta/Chattanooga

Route
I 75/85 with Olympic Flame
NC 86 North, I 40 West, I 85 South, I 77 South, SC 277 South, I 20 West to Augusta
Local roads, GA 383 North, local roads, GA 388 South, I 20 West, I 285 North, local roads, GA 140 South to Norcross GA.
Local roads, I 85 South, US 23 South, local roads, GA 13 South, Local Roads, I 75/85 South, Local Roads, I 85 North, GA 140 North to Norcross.
GA 140 North, Local Road, GA 141 Connector North, GA 141 North to Johns Creek GA.
GA 141 South, Local Road, US 23 South, GA 14o South to Norcross.
GA 140 South, I 85 South, I 285 West, I 75 North, I 24 West, Local Roads, TN 58 South, GA 157 South to Rock City.
GA 157 South, Local Road, TN 148 North, Local Road to Point Park.
Local Road,  TN 148 North, TN 318 West, US 41 North, Local Road, I 24 East. US 27 North, Local Road, US 127 South to North Chattanooga.
US 127 North, US 27 South, I 24 East, I 75 South, GA 2 West, Local Road to Chickamauga NMP.
Local Road, GA 2 East, I 75 South, I 285 East, I 85 North, GA 140 North to Norcross.
Walnut Street Bridge - Chattanooga TN
GA140 South, I 85 North, I 985 North, US 23 North, US 123 East, GA 17A North to Toccoa Falls.
GA 17A South, US 123 East, SC 11 North, US 276 North to Caesars Head SP.
US 276 South, SC 11 North, US 25 North, I 26 West, I 40 East, NC 18 North, US 70 East, US 321 South, I 40 East, I 73 South, I 85 North, I 40 East, NC 86 South to Chapel Hill.
Notes
Major construction on I 75 around the I 575 interchange. New toll lanes are being built with overhead toll gantries.
Results
Counties: GA: Bartow, Catoosa, Cherokee, Gordon, Hall, Stephens, Walker, Whitfield. TN: Hamilton. For a new total of 1101.
GA: Clinched I 585, US 123. Mileage on I 75, US 23, GA 2, GA 17A, GA 140, GA 141, GA 141 Connector, GA 157.
NC: Mileage of US 70, US 321, NC 18.
SC: Mileage on US 123, US 276.
TN: Mileage on I 24, I 75, US 27, US 127, TN 58, TN 148, TN 318.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Oak Island

Route
US 15/501 South, NC 54 East,I 40 East, US 74 East to ILM airport, US 74 East, US 17 South, NC 87 South, NC 133 South to Oak Island.
NC 9o6 North, NC 211 South, Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry, US 421 North, US 421 Truck to Wilmington, US 74 East, NC 140 East, US 17 South, US 17 Business South, NC 906 South to Oak Island.
NC 133 North, US 74 East to ILM airport, NC 133 North, I 140 East, I 40 West, NC 54 West, US 15/501 North to Chapel Hill.
Notes 
Made the short range clinch of NC 140, which will become I 140 when connected. Left a short segment of NC 90 unclinched in Bolivia.

Results Clinched NC 140. Mileage on US 17 Business Bolivia, NC 906.

Monday, April 18, 2016

US 13, NC 581

Route
I 40 East, US 70 East, NC 44 East, Wayne Memorial South, US 13 North, US 258 South, NC 58 North, US 264 West, NC 42 West, Local roads (NC 581 detour), NC 581 North, NC 581 Truck South, NC 581 North,  NC 56 West,  I 85 South , US 15/501 South to Chapel Hill 
Notes
Major construction on US 70 Bypass around the east end of US 70 Business Smithfield, US 13 north of US 70, US 13 interchange with NC 44 (US 70 Bypass Future).  Results
Clinched US 258 Truck Snow Hill, NC 581 Truck Bailey. Mileage on US 13, 258, NC 42, 58, 581.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Augusta Thanksgiving

Route
NC 86 North, I 40 West, I 85 South, I 77 South, US 1 South, I 20 West, GA 104 West to Augusta
GA 104 East, I 20 East, I 26 East, I 77 North, SC 48 East, Old Bluff Road East to Congaree National Park, Old Bluff Road East, Mountain View Road North, SC 4 West, I 77 North, I 85 North, I 40 East, NC 86 South to Chapel Hill Notes
Multiple bridge out detours in South Carolina
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Results
Mileage on SC 48.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Crater Lake

RouteDay 1 - WA 518 East, I 5 North, WA 520 East, I 405 North to Kirkland.
Day 2 - Local roads, including I 5, I 90, I 405, WA 520.
Day 3 - Local roads, including I 405, WA 520.
Day 4 - I 405 South, WA 167 South, WA 18 East, WA 164 East, WA 410 East, WA 123 South, National Park roads, WA 706 West, WA 7 North, WA 161 North, WA 167 North, I 405 North.
Day 5 - I 405 South, WA 167 South, WA 512 West, I 5 South, I 205 South, I 84 West, US 30 Historic West to Bridal Veil State Park. US 30 Historic East to Multnomah Falls. US 30 Historic West, I 84 West, I 205 South, I 5 South, local streets to Salem OR. OR 22 East, I 5 South to Medford OR.
Day 6 - OR 62 East to Crater Lake National Park. OR 62 West to Medford.
Day 7 - I 5 North, US 199 South, US 101 South to Crescent City CA. US 101 North, OR 42S East, OR 42 East, I 5 South to Medford.
Day 8 - I 5 North, I 205 North, OR 43 to Oregon City. OR 99E North, I 205 South, I 5 North, I 405 North, I 5 North, US 101 North to Olympia. US 101 South, I 5 North, WA 512 East, WA 167 North, I 405 North.
Notes
We drove on the highest paved roads in two states, Washington and Oregon and across the tallest bridge in Oregon.
Clinched US 199, one of the shortest US highways.
Results
Counties:
CA: Del Norte
OR: Clackamas, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn, Marion
WA: Clark
For a new total of 1092.
Clinched US 199.
CA: Mileage of US 101.
OR: Clinched I 205, I 405, OR 42S. Mileage on I 5, US 101, OR 22, 42, 43, 62.
WA: Clinched I 5, I 205, WA 512. Mileage on WA 161.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Alpena Reunion/Philadelphia

Under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Route
Day 1 - NC 86 North, I 40 West, I 85 South, I 73 North, I 40 West, US 52 North, I 74 West, I 77 North, Chelyan Bridge, US 60 West, I 77 North, US 33 North, I 270 North, I 70 West, I 71 North, US 40 West, US 23 South, Local Road, I 71 North, OH 315 North, I 270 East, US 23 North, OH 420 North, I 280 North, I 75 North, I 275 North, M 153 West to Canton.
Day 2 - M 153 East, I 275 North, I 96 West, US 23 North, Local street, M 32 West to Alpena.
Day 3 - M 32 East, Local streets, US 23 North to Mackinaw City. Local Streets, US 23 South to Alpena.
Day 4 - M 32 West, M 65 South, M 72 West, M 33 South, I 75 South, M 46 East, M 83 South, I 75 South, US 23 South, I 96 East, I 275 South to Plymouth.
Day 5 - Local roads, including I 94, 96 275, M 39, M 153.
Day 6 - I 275 South, I 94 East, Local Roads, I 94 East to Port Huron
Day 7 - Local Roads, I 69/94 Business, I 69/94 East, ON 402 East, ON 4o1 East, ON 403 East, ON 6 South, Local Roads, QEW East, ON 405 East, I 190 East, NY 104 East to Niagara Falls. NY 104 West, Robert Moses Parkway North, Local road to Fort Niagara, Local Road, Robert Moses Parkway North, NY 18 East, Lake Ontario State Parkway East, NY 390 South, I 490 East, I 90 East, NY 14 South, NY 14 Truck South to Geneva.
Day 8 - NY 14 Truck South, NY 14 South, Local Roads, NY 14 South, I 86 East, US 220 South to Sayre PA. US 220 North, I 86 Future East, I 81 South, Local Road, US 11 South, Local Road, I 81 South, I 476 South,  I 276 East, PA 209 South, Local Roads to Philadelphia.
Day 9 - Local Roads, including, US 1, US 13, US 30.
Day 10 - Local roads, I 476 South, I 95 South, I 495 South, I 95 South, I 895 South, I 95 South, VA 123 West. VA 123 East, US 1 South, I 95 South, Local Road, US 1 South, I 295 West, I 64 West, VA 288 East, I 95 South, I 85 South, US 1 South, US 460 Truck West, I 85 South, US 15/501 South to Chapel Hill.
Notes
Jones Point Park is under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and provides a fabulous view of the bridge support system.
Results
Counties:
NY: Broome, Chemung, Orleans, Schuyler, Tioga, Yates
PA: Bradford, Lackawanna, Susquehanna
VA: Goochland, Powhatan
For a new total of 1080.
MI: Mileage on M 33, 46, 83.
NY: Clinched NY 14 Truck Geneva, 390. Mileage on I 81, I 86, I 190,  I 490, US 220, NY 14, 18, 104, Robert Moses Parkway, Lake Ontario State Parkway.
OH: Mileage on I 70, US 40.
ON: Clinched ON 6, 405.
PA: Cliched I 476. Mileage on I 81, US 220, PA 309.
VA: Clinched VA 288. Mileage on I 64, US 1.
WV: Mileage on US 60.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Athens GA Wedding

RouteNC 86 North, I 40 West, I 85 South, I 485 North, I 85 Souht, GA 106 South, GA 10 Loop Outer, Local Roads to Athens.
US 78 Business East, US 78 East, GA 17 South, I 20 East, GA 336 North to Evans GA.
GA 336 South, I 20 East, US 1 North, I 77 North, I 85 North, I 40 East, NC 86 South.
Notes
Construction has started on widening I 85 from NC 73 to US 29/601. There were traffic slowdowns on both ends of the construction on Friday AM. No slowdowns on Sunday PM.
 I 485 North is a fast alternative around Charlotte.
Two lane reductions with some slowdown on I 77 in Rock Hill. Traffic backup on US 21 ramp onto I 77.
Results
GA: Clinched US 78 Business Athens. Mileage on US 78; GA 17, 106.
NC: Clinched I 485.