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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An explanation of terminology and abbreviations on this website
Special features and external links
Most recent update
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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
Joliet, IL, 4/21/12
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: 11/14/14
Click here for previous updates


My sign collection
- 5 new route shields, 1 new regulatory sign

Delaware - New renumbering scheme
I-95 - 13 new photos, mostly at DE 1, and a video
I-295 - 15 new photos, mostly covered bridges
US 9 - 2 new photos
US 13 - 13 mostly new photos and a video
DE 1 - 22 new photos including construction at I-95
DE 8 - New page, 8 new photos
DE 41 - New page, 1 new photo
DE 71 - New page, 9 new photos
DE 72 - New page, 2 new photos
DE 82 - New page, 11 new photos
DE 100 - 2 new photos
DE 300 - New page, 1 new photo
DE 896 - 7 new photos at old Summit Bridge
Poplar St. Bridge, Laurel - New page with 6 photos
Miscellaneous - 13 new photos, mostly at DE 1, and a video

Maryland
Foxcatcher Farms Covered Bridge
- New page with 6 photos

Pennsylvania
I-86
- New page with 4 photos
Girard Ave., Philadelphia - New page, 6 new photos
I-95 - 5 new photos
PA 73 - 9 new/updated photos

Connecticut
US 5
- 3 new photos
US 44 - New evidence of I-86!

New Hampshire
NH 123A
- 2 new photos

Massachusetts - Split Old Signs, Town Line Signs, and Misc. Highways into county pages
I-90 - 16 mostly new photos
I-95 - 8 new photos
US 1 north of Boston - 3 new/updated photos at Merrimack River
Old US 1 - 2 new photos
US 5 - 10 new photos
US 7 - 5 new Pittsfield photos
US 20 - 3 new/updated photos
US 202 - 28 new photos
MA 1A from Salem north - 4 new SB photos
MA 2 - 8 mostly new photos
MA 8 - 11 new photos with a covered bridge
MA 9 west of I-495 - 7 mostly new photos
MA 12 - 4 new Oxford photos
MA 16 WB - 3 new/updated photos
MA 23 - 3 new WB circle shield photos
MA 31 - 11 mostly new photos
MA 32 - 4 new covered bridge photos
MA 32A - 5 new photos
MA 57 - 3 new/updated Buck River photos
MA 67 - 13 new Warren photos
MA 97 - 7 new/updated photos
MA 110 - 6 new photos
MA 113 - 4 new photos
MA 140 - 4 new photos
MA 145 - 4 new/updated photos
MA 147 - 15 mostly new Memorial Bridge photos
MA 150 - 13 new/updated photos
Berkshire Co. - 8 new photos
Boston - 7 mostly new photos
Essex Co. - 3 new photos
Franklin Co. - 13 new photos
Hampden Co. - 7 new photos
Hampshire Co. - 3 new photos
Middlesex Co. - 4 new photos
Mt. Washington - 7 new/updated photos
North Brookfield - 8 new photos
Norfolk Co. - 4 new photos
Quabbin Reservoir - 7 new photos
Worcester Co. - 9 new photos
Massachusetts Ave., Boston - 1 new photo (with a closeup), but what a photo

New pages: MA 7A, MA 10, MA 19, MA 21, MA 47, MA 68, MA 101, MA 131, MA 141, MA 143, MA 181, MA 183, MA 187, Amesbury, Barre Rd., Hardwick, Douglas, N./S./E./W. Hampton, Haverhill, Main St., Leeds, Montague, Mill River-Great Barrington Rd., Skyline Trail, Topsham/Ipswich Rds. - 225 new photos total

New Jersey
US 1
- 34 new/updated photos
Former Alt./unofficial Bus. US 1 - 10 new/updated photos and a video
US 1-9 - Added construction page, 59 mostly new photos
US 1-9 Truck - Split page, 60 mostly new photos
US 9 - 8 new/updated photos
US 22 - 5 new photos
US 30 - 3 new photos
US 46 - 39 mostly new photos
US 130 - 9 new/updated photos
US 202 - 9 new photos
US 206 - Added Somerset Co.p age, 45 new photos
US 322 - 17 mostly new photos
CR 504 - 4 new/updated photos
CR 507 - 9 new photos
CR 509 - 8 new photos
CR 510 - 11 new/updated photos
CR 511 - 5 mostly new photos
CR 511 Alt. - 2 new photos
CR 512 - 5 new photos
CR 513 - 11 new/updated photos
CR 514 - 9 new photos at US 206 Bypass
CR 517 - 4 new photos
CR 518 - 3 new photos
CR 523 - 6 new photos
CR 525 - 8 mostly new SB photos
CR 526 - 3 new/updated photos
CR 527 - 10 mostly new photos
CR 533 - 11 new photos at Assunpink Creek
CR 534 - 7 new/updated photos
CR 536 Spur - 3 new photos
CR 538 - 3 new photos
CR 539 - 21 mostly new Hightstown photos
CR 540 - 5 new photos
CR 541 - 3 new/updated photos
CR 547 - 6 new photos
CR 551 - 8 mostly new photos near Swedesboro
CR 553 - 6 new/updated photos
CR 555 - 8 new photos
CR 569 - 3 new/updated photos
CR 571 - 4 new/updated photos
CR 577 - 20 new Meisel Ave. Park photos
CR 579 - 7 new photos
Bergen County - 4 new photos
~ CR 55 - 4 new photos
~ CR 57 - 10 mostly new photos
~ CR 60 - 3 new photos
~ CR 62 - 10 mostly new photos
~ CR 80/87 - 7 mostly new photos
Burlington CR 616 - 4 new photos
Camden County - 4 new photos
Cumberland County - 12 new photos
Hunterdon County - 5 new River Rd. bridge photos
Mercer County - 10 mostly new photos
~ CR 615 - 3 new western end photos
Middlesex County - 3 new/updated photos
Morris County - 11 new photos
Passaic County - 8 new photos
Salem County - 3 new photos
Somerset County - 7 new photos
~ CR 601 - 4 new/updated photos
Union County - 5 new photos
Warren County - 6 new photos
Bloomfield - 8 new photos
Broad St., Newark - 3 new photos
Eisenhower Pkwy. north extension - 3 new photos
Meadowlands - 6 new photos
Nikesite Road - 19 new/updated 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.