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.

Email me with photos, questions, comments, information, corrections. Inform me of a broken link or make a new friend.
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.

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
Jersey City Invitational, 2/5/11
North Jersey, 3/12/11 Columbus, 5/14/11
Montréal, 5/28/11
Morgantown, WV, 6/18/11
New Haven, CT, 7/23/11
Central Jersey, 8/13/11
Watertown, 9/10/11
Wausau, 10/1/11
Bennington, VT, 11/12/11
ICC, Gaithersburg, MD, 12/4/11
Upper Middle Delaware Valley, 3/24/12
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!

Mark Furqueron's Highway Page

James Lin's Highway Route Markers
Route termini on
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 Highway Ends
Mark Roberts' US Highways Signs and Sights
Marc Fannin's and Sandor Gulyas'
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)

Updated: 12/19/14
Click here for previous updates

Road Meets
2/5/11 Jersey City Invitational
, 3/12/11 North Jersey, 8/13/11 Central Jersey, 3/24/12 Upper Middle Delaware Valley - 5 new photos total

New Jersey
- 15 new/updated photos
I-78/Parkway interchange - New video
I-80 - 26 new/updated photos
I-95/NJ Turnpike - Added 2011 and 2012 construction pages, 105 new/updated photos
I-195 - 3 new/updated photos
I-278 - 5 new/updated photos
I-280 - 2 new/updated photos (check the EB truck sign)
I-287 - 12 new/updated photos
Atlantic City Expwy. - 7 new/updated photos
Garden State Pkwy. - Added Exits 48-63 construction, 92 new/updated photos mostly south of the Raritan
NJ 3 - 48 new/updated photos
NJ 7 - 3 new photos
Former NJ 8 in Columbia - New page with 20 photos and a video
NJ 10 - 4 new photos
NJ 12 - 13 new photos and a video
NJ 17 - 13 new/updated photos
NJ 18 SB - 3 new/updated photos
NJ 19 - 4 new/updated photos
NJ 21 - Resplit pages, 42 new/updated photos
NJ 27 - 22 mostly new photos
NJ 28 - 2 new photos
NJ 31 - 4 new photos
NJ 33 - Split page, 29 new photos
NJ 34 - 7 new photos
NJ 38 - 2 new photos
NJ 41 - 14 new/updated photos
NJ 44 - 14 new photos
NJ 45 - 9 new Mullica Hill photos
NJ 47 north of Millville - 3 new photos
NJ 49 - 11 mostly new photos
NJ 52 - New video
Former NJ 58 - 8 new/updated photos
NJ 62/Union Blvd. - 11 new/updated photos
NJ 64 - 7 new photos
NJ 73 north of NJ Tpk. - 3 new Tacony-Palmyra Bridge photos
NJ 82 - 9 new/updated photos
NJ 94 - 13 new/updated photos
NJ 120 - 9 new NB photos
NJ 124 - 3 new/updated photos
NJ 133 - New page with 28 photos
NJ 139 - New video and a new photo
Former NJ 158 - 2 new photos
NJ 163 - 6 new photos
NJ 169 - 5 new/updated photos
NJ 182 - Split from CR 517, 2 new photos
NJ 185 - 4 new/updated photos
NJ 208 - 24 mostly new photos
Northern NJ 440 - 10 new/updated photos
NJ 495 - New video and a new photo
CR 506 - 2 Hurricane Irene photos
CR 544 - 12 mostly new CR 544/NJ 41 photos
Spur CR 551 - New page, 3 new photos
CR 563 - 3 new photos at Delilah Rd.
CR 567 - New page, 28 new/updated photos
Atlantic County, CR 646 - New pages, 7 new photos total
Bergen CR 36CR S-40/State. St. in HackensackCR 61CR S-104Gregory Ave. Bridge, Wallington-Passaic - New pages, 47 new photos total
Burlington CR 612, CR 623, CR 630, Spur CR 636 - New pages with 15 photos total
Camden CR 644CR 681Camden-Gloucester CR 689 - New pages, 50 new photos total
Cumberland CR 607, CR 615, CR 623 - New pages with 40 photos total
Essex CR 645, CR 646/Park Ave. in Nutley, Newark - New pages, 19 new photos total
Gloucester County, CR 601, CR 603, CR 609, CR 610, CR 655, Gloucester-Salem CR 617 - New pages, 68 new photos total
Hudson County - New page, 7 new photos
Hudson CR 697/Jackson St. Bridge (Newark) - 2 new photos
Hunterdon CR 602/Wertsville Rd., CR 609 - New pages with 15 photos total
Mercer CR 612, CR 638, CR 640, Greenwood Ave. in Hopewell - New pages, 23 new photos total
Middlesex CR 619 - New page, 4 new/updated photos
Passaic CR 601, CR 608, CR 624, CR 631, CR 647, Paterson - New pages, 50 new photos total
Salem CR 608, CR 611, CR 613, CR 623, CR 631, CR 639, CR 645/Parvin Lake, CR 658, CR 662, CR 672, CR 690, Woodstown - New pages, 110 new photos total
Somerset County - 7 new Long Road photos
Sussex CR 615, NPS 615 - New pages, 27 new photos total
Warren CR 605, CR 611, CR 655 - New pages, 27 new/updated photos total
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.