Since I was 3 years old, I've been drawing highways on pieces of paper (and making interchanges out of clay) - my favorite is a bunch of my father's old business cards that I taped together and drew several multicolored cities on. (Yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition.) I also love reading maps, and going on new highways to new places. That's why I've been to all 46 states, 4 commonwealths, and 1 district of the United States, and all of the Canadian provinces and territories except Nunavut. I’ve also been to Puerto Rico, Switzerland, France, England, New Zealand, and every Australian territory except Western Australia. I've taken road photos in most of those locations and put them up here, along with many people's generously submitted photos, for your enjoyment.
Counties I've visited (on Mob Rule) - you can click on top to see U.S. and Canada statistics, a U.S. graphic, or click on each state/province.
If you would like to use any photo on this website, you may provided I am the photographer, but please give credit, and if applicable, please link to my site or at least the page from which you took the image. [Note: This applies to any non-commercial use, including Wikipedia, so long as proper attribution is given.] If you would like to use any photo that was submitted, please ask and I will contact the relevant person, or notify me that you have contacted the person yourself.
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An explanation of terminology and abbreviations on this website
Special features and external links
Most recent update
Below is a clickable map - the red states, provinces, etc. are places viewable on this website. If you're bad at geography, think Italy is swallowing the rest of Europe, don't know what that little thing is that I put next to Cuba, or can't seem to get your mouse onto Washington, DC, I'll be nice and provide the individual links for you at the bottom of the image.
|Montana||Nebraska||Nevada||New Hampshire||New Jersey|
|New Mexico||New York||North Carolina||North Dakota||Ohio|
|Oklahoma||Oregon||Pennsylvania||Rhode Island||South Carolina|
|District of Columbia||Puerto Rico|
|Alberta||British Columbia||Manitoba||New Brunswick||Newfoundland|
|Nova Scotia||Ontario||Prince Edward Island||Québec||Saskatchewan|
Special Links - My Site|
Among many of the states on this site are hundreds of photos from the 1970's and 1980's, courtesy Michael Summa and Averill Hecht. Also see samples of Michael's sign collection as linked immediately below. Unlike my own sign collection, you won't see Michael Summa's personal signs on any other page on this site. Because they're too special to spread around like that.
My sign collection
Michael Summa's sign collection
Highways I've clinched
Original Interstate highway plans from 1957 and 1958
SPUI's New Jersey Highways at its new home
The Cape May-Lewes Ferry, US 9
New River Gorge (WV) Bridge Day, 10/17/09
Elmira, NY, 9/30/06
New Brunswick, NJ, 9/14/08
State College, PA, 4/18/09
Highland, NY, 10/3/09
Washington, DC, 11/21/09
Southeast PA, 6/19/10
South Jersey Invitational, 12/18/10
Jersey City Invitational, 2/5/11
North Jersey, 3/12/11 Columbus, 5/14/11
Morgantown, WV, 6/18/11
New Haven, CT, 7/23/11
Central Jersey, 8/13/11
Bennington, VT, 11/12/11
ICC, Gaithersburg, MD, 12/4/11
Upper Middle Delaware Valley, 3/24/12
Joliet, IL, 4/21/12
Richmond, VA, 10/13/12
Links - External|
Keep in mind that these very informative links will not be found on the various state pages because they cover more than one state.
AARoads Forum for highway discussion - join today!
Mark Furqueron's Highway Page
James Lin's Highway Route Markers
Route termini on State-ends.com
The Historical Marker Database
Historic Aerials (back to the 1930's)
AARoads - Interstate, US, and state routes
US Highway Ends
Mark Roberts' US Highways Signs and Sights
Marc Fannin's and Sandor Gulyas' Roadfan.com
Tom Valazak's Cross Country Roads
The Floodgap Roadgap
Eric Smith's Expressway Site
Rachel Aschmann's Traveling
Adam Froehlig's Froggie's Place
H. B. Elkin's Millenium Highway
Scott Oglesby's (Kurumi's) Roads
Scott Kozel's Roads to the Future
Barry L. Camp's Roadpix
Dan Vincent's Roads and Highways of the Pioneer Valley
Gene Van's My Land of Misery
Bill Burmaster's Roads of the Mid-South & West
Frank Gifford's Route 66 Pix
Jake Wimberley's Kennessippi Roads
Chris Geelhart's Northern Plains Highways
James Teresco's Travel and Other Pictures
Scott Steeves' Asphalt Planet (Ontario-centric)
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14th St. Bridge/Falls of the Ohio - New page with 12 photos
|Below are four interchanges I've drawn, in order of complexity. The first, green one is a 10-way interchange (four through highways, two beginning there). The second (black, red, and blue) has 11 spokes coming out of the hub: five through highways and one starting in the interchange. The third, dark blue one has 6 through highways for a total of 12 spokes, taking up more than half of the 9" x 12" page. Finally, the last one has four freeways (8 spokes), two through arterials (4 spokes), and one starting in the interchange, for a total of 13 spokes over an entire 8½" x 11" area, which scales to about 1 mile wide by 1½ miles tall. I think I'm done.|
My maps also annex people's dinner settings.