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  1. #11
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    Default It is a relative thing!

    Quote Originally Posted by NowthatIamretired View Post
    For someone not local, it needs to be accurate. Maybe I’ll leave the advice up to the experts from now on.
    It is a convention thing, while some highways do meander their way around the compass points -- by definition I-70 is an east-west highway and so we endeavor to use the naming convention when describing a direction of travel. There are certainly places where I-15 runs more or less east and west but by definition I-15 runs north and south and so any discussion of what direction the direction of travel is will always be north or south. And there are several interchanges where to get on a particular highway East you have to drive west a few blocks. It is a conundrum -- but it's also reality.

    Mark

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    Today we were on a stretch of road that was called I-81 north and I-77 south. Go figure.


    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    Today we were on a stretch of road that was called I-81 north and I-77 south. Go figure.


    Donna
    And that stretch actually runs from southwest to northeast.

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    Yep, been on that. And, when you look at an actual map, it does make sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaR57 View Post
    Today we were on a stretch of road that was called I-81 north and I-77 south.
    That's one of what I believe are only two opposite-way concurrent Interstate Highways in the US.

    The other is near Milwaukee when on the same road you can be going North on I-43, South on I-41, and to top it all off, East on I-894! (The road actually runs straight east-west).

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    Default Don't leave home without them.

    Quote Originally Posted by NowthatIamretired View Post
    Yep, been on that. And, when you look at an actual map, it does make sense!
    The value of carrying real paper maps, and not relying totally on the electronics to replace them.

    I wouldn't leave home withoout them.

    Lifey

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