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
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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: 7/26/14
Click here for previous updates


Road Meets
4/21/12, Joliet, IL
- 2 photos

Illinois
US 66 pages:
~ MacArthur Bridge - 8 new IL-side photos
~ Martin Luther King Bridge - 5 new IL-side photos
New pages: Chain of Rocks Bridge, Chain of Rocks Rd., IL 157, Macoupin Co., Montgomery Co., IL 4, Old Carriage Way, Springfield, Business I-55, Springfield, Williamsville, Logan Co., McLean Co., Livingston Co., IL 53, Joli, Chicago - 401 new photos total and a Chain of Rocks Bridge video

New Chicago and Cook County pages: Calumet River bridges, Cal-Sag Channel bridge, Chicago River bridges, N. Branch Chicago River bridges, Division St., LaSalle St., Wacker Dr., Western Ave. - 268 new photos total

I-39 - New page with 23 photos
I-55 - Split page, 52 mostly new photos
I-155 - New page with 6 photos
I-/IL 255 - New page with 12 photos
I-355 - 4 new photos
I-270 - New page with 12 photos
I-74 - 31 new photos
I-474 - New page wtih 16 photos
I-80 - 44 new photos and a video
I-90 - 7 new photos
I-190 - New page, 4 new photos
I-290 - 11 mostly new photos
I-94 - 3 new photos
I-294 - 3 new photos
I-90/I-94 - Split from I-90, 63 new photos
US 6 - New page with 10 photos
US 12 - New page, 2 new photos
US 20 - New page with 17 photos
US 30 - New page, 36 new photos
US 34 - New page with 5 photos
US 41 - New page, 34 new photos
US 45 - 5 new photos
US 51 - New page, 19 new Cairo photos
US 67 - New page with 25 photos
US 150 - New page with 10 photos
IL 1 - New page with 6 photos
IL 3 - New page with 7 photos
IL 6 - New page with 7 photos
IL 15 - New page, 5 new photos
IL 25 - New page with 16 photos
IL 29 - New page with 29 photos
IL 31 - New page with 7 photos
IL 43 - New page with 6 photos
IL 53 - Split page, 30 new/updated photos (also see US 66)
IL 83 - New page with 28 photos
IL 92 - New page with 6 photos
IL 390 (Elgin-O'Hare Expwy.) - 29 new/updated photos
Aurora - New page with 39 photos
Cairo - New page with 63 photos
Arsenal Bridge, Rock Island - New page with 16 photos and a video
Division St. Bridge, Lockport Prairie - New page with 14 photos
Eads Bridge - 2 new IL-side photos
Renwick Rd. Bridge, Plainfield - New page with 11 photos
Sugar Creek Covered Bridge - New page with 10 photos
Misc. Photos - 11 new 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.