Saturday, April 22, 2017

Future Interstates: I 495, I 587, I 42



Route
I 40 East, I 440 West, US 264 East to Hyde Co.
US 264 West, US 264 Business Belhaven West, NC 99 South NC 92 North, US 264 West, NC 32 South, US 17 Business Washington North, US 17 South, NC 55 East to Pamlico Co.
NC 55 West, US 70 West, NC 148 East to GTP, NC 148 West, US 70 West, US 70 Bypass Goldsboro West, US 70 West, US 70 Bypass Smithfield West, US 70 West, I 40 West to Chapel Hill.
Notes
Photographed the Future Interstate signs for the three fairly new Future Interstates in NC. However, I 495 Future is a lame duck, as it is already replaced by I 87.
Major construction on US 70 Bypass around the east end of US 70 Business Smithfield.  
Results
Counties: Hyde and Pamlico, NC, for a new total of 1103.
Clinched US 17 Business Washington, US 70 Bypass Goldsboro, US 264 Business Belhaven, NC 92, NC 148. Mileage on US 17, 264, NC 32, 43,  99.



Monday, March 06, 2017

Augusta GA

Pearl Fryar Topiary
Route
NC 86 North, I 40 West, I 85 South, I 77 South, US 1 South, I 20 West, GA 25 North to Augusta
GA 25 South, I 20 East, US 15 North, SC 34 East, SC 151 North, SC 151 Business, US 15 North, US 1 North, US 15/501 to Chapel Hill  

Notes
The construction in Concord now extends from the US 29 split to NC 73.
We stopped at a marvelous topiary garden off of US 15 between I 20 and Bishopsville. It is tended by Pearl Fryar, who came out and greeted us. He certainly is a character. Besides his own property which is full of huge abstract topiaries, he has tended topiaries in all of the houses on the block, as well as in area parks and golf courses.

Results
Mileage on US 15, SC 34, SC 151, SC 151 Business Hartsville.

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
.
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.