Steve Alpert's Roads

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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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.



Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawai`i Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
District of ColumbiaPuerto Rico
Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland
Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Québec Saskatchewan
Czech Republic Israel Italy Jordan México
Norway Poland Sint MaartenSwedenSwitzerland


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

Road meets:
Albany, 10/11/03
Elmira, NY, 9/30/06
Poughkeepsie, 4/14/07
Hartford, 4/26/08
New Brunswick, NJ, 9/14/08
Buffalo, 10/18/08
State College, PA, 4/18/09
Indianapolis, 7/10-11/09
Highland, NY, 10/3/09
Washington, DC, 11/21/09
Detroit, 1/2/10
Tulsa, 2/22/10
Baltimore, 4/17/10
Akron-Canton, 5/8/10
Southeast PA, 6/19/10
Providence, 8/7/10
South Jersey Invitational, 12/18/10
Columbus, 5/14/11
Montréal, 5/28/11
Morgantown, WV, 6/18/11
New Haven, CT, 7/23/11
Watertown, 9/10/11
Wausau, 10/1/11
Bennington, VT, 11/12/11
ICC, Gaithersburg, MD, 12/4/11
Ottawa, 8/25/12
Richmond, VA, 10/13/12

Alps' Non-Roads
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!

INTERNATIONAL
Mark Furqueron's Highway Page

NATIONAL
James Lin's Highway Route Markers
Route termini on State-ends.com
The Historical Marker Database
Historic Aerials (back to the 1930's)
Scott Steeves' and Cameron Bevers' CanHighways
AARoads - Interstate, US, and state routes
Robert Droz's US-Highways.com
US Highway Ends
Mark Roberts' US Highways Signs and Sights
Gribblenation
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

REGIONAL
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)

Updated: 3/13/14
Click here for previous updates


Road Meets
12/14/11, ICC, Gaithersburg, MD
- 1 photo

Maryland
I-68
- 17 new WB photos
I-95 - Split NB page, 47 new photos
I-695 - 5 new Inner Beltway photos at I-95
I-97 - New page, 2 new photos
US 1 - 5 new photos and a video
Business US 1 - 3 new photos
US 13 - 3 new photos
Business US 13, Pocomoke City - New page with 20 photos
Business US 13, Salisbury - New page, 3 new photos
US 40 - 5 new photos
Alternate US 40 - Added eastern Alt. 40 page, 13 new photos
US 50 - Split page, 22 mostly new photos
US 50/301 - New page, 41 new photos and a video
Business US 50 - New page, 2 new photos
US 113 - 21 new photos
US 219 - 30 new photos
US 220 - New page with 17 photos and a video
US 301 - 14 new photos
MD 2 - 3 new photos
MD 7 - 5 new Sickle Lane photos
MD 22 - 2 new photos
MD 24 - 36 new photos
MD 26 - 2 new photos
MD 97 - 7 new photos
MD 140 - 12 new photos
MD 147 - 10 mostly new photos
MD 198 - 4 new photos
MD 200 - Split page, 38 new 2011 photos
MD 213 - 14 new photos
MD 272 - 8 new photos
MD 273 - 5 new photos
MD 295 - 6 new photos
MD 313 - 12 new photos
MD 450 - 27 new photos
MD 662 - 4 new photos
Baltimore City/County - 10 new photos
Back Landing Rd. - New page with 8 photos
Northern Pkwy., Baltimore - 5 new photos
Sam Eig Highway - New page, 4 new photos
St. Lo Drive, Baltimore - New page with 5 photos
Whitehaven (Ferry) - New page with 11 photos
Misc. Routes - 5 new photos

New county pages: Anne Arundel, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Garrett, Montgomery, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Worcester - 54 new photos total, with a video in Worcester County

New state highway pages: MD 3, MD 8, MD 12, MD 14, MD 16, MD 18, MD 20, MD 27, MD 28, MD 33, MD 34, MD 36, MD 39, MD 47, MD 56, MD 63, MD 115, MD 117, MD 135, MD 136, MD 146, MD 155, MD 170, MD 177, MD 178, MD 197, MD 212, MD 282, MD 287, MD 289, MD 291, MD 292, MD 307, MD 310, MD 315, MD 328, MD 329, MD 331, MD 333, MD 335, MD 342, MD 343, MD 349, MD 355, MD 363, MD 364, MD 365, MD 366, MD 370, Alt. MD 404, Bus. MD 404, MD 410, Old MD 442, MD 485, MD 591, MD 648, MD 650, MD 667, MD 675, MD 731, MD 795, MD 817, MD 852, MD 856, MD 924, MD 935, MD 936, MD 939, MD 942, MD 991 - 543 new photos total, with a video on MD 36

Pennsylvania
US 30 east of York
- 5 new photos in East Lampeter
Old US 309 - New page with 7 photos
US 322 east of Harrisburg - 6 new photos near Downingtown
PA 23 mainline - 10 new photos
PA 152 - New page, 10 new photos
PA 252 - New page, 4 new photos
PA 309 south of I-78 - 4 new/updated photos
PA 501 - 4 new photos
PA 851 - 2 new photos
PA 897 - New page, 1 new photo
Bucks County - New page, 50 new photos with covered bridges
Chester County - New page, 44 new photos with covered bridges
Delaware County - New page, 4 new photos
Franklin County - New page, 4 new photos
Lancaster County - New pages with 90 new photos, mostly covered bridges
Wayne County - New page, 2 new photos
Bridge St., Morrisville - New page with 7 photos
Lindbergh Viaduct, Reading - New page with 30 photos and a video
Pittston - New page with 10 photos
River Rd., Northampton County - New page, 6 new photos
Schofield Ford Bridge - New page with 11 photos
Thomas Mill Bridge - New page with 25 photos
Below are three 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. Finally, 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. I have a 13-way interchange in development.

   



My maps also annex people's dinner settings.