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bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Wed, 6th Aug '08 8:35 PM

A NEWBIE DOING SOMETHING NEAT

Check out a newbie named Haydn. Doing a series on "On the road again" on the interstate system. Well written and thought out.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.7 - Posts: 2100)
Thu, 7th Aug '08 11:55 PM

Agreed, Bbear! Those are fun.

zeedee
Zeedee  (Level: 224.6 - Posts: 1088)
Thu, 14th Aug '08 6:30 AM

Oops, Beth. You've got it backwards. (Think about some of the route numbers near you.)

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_Highway_System :

East–west highways are assigned even numbers, and north–south highways are assigned odd numbers.

Even route numbers increase from west to east, and odd-numbered routes increase from south to north, though there are exceptions to both principles in several locations.

Numbers divisible by 5 are intended to be major arteries among the primary routes, carrying traffic long distances.[8][24]

Major north–south arterial Interstates increase in number from I-5 between Canada and Mexico along the West Coast to I-95 between Miami and Canada along the east coast.

Major east–west arterial Interstates increase in number from I-10 between Santa Monica, California and Jacksonville, Florida to I-90 between Seattle and Boston.

Two-digit Interstates in Hawaii, as well as the "paper" Interstates of Alaska and Puerto Rico, are numbered sequentially in order of funding, without regard to the rules on odd and even numbers.


bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Fri, 17th Oct '08 1:59 PM

That's why someone else is writing them, I guess. An Haydn has been spitting them out. Can travel without ever leaving my desk (sigh)


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