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, every Australian territory except Western Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Ecuador. I've set foot in Brazil and Mexico, and laid over in Colombia, Chile, and Peru. I've taken road photos in most of those locations and over time I'm putting them up here, along with many people's generously submitted photos, for your enjoyment.

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. However, as I expand around the world, I've had to cut it off at North America. If you're bad at geography, looking for another continent, 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 Northwest Territories Nova Scotia
Ontario Prince Edward Island Québec Saskatchewan
Australian Capital Territory Jervis Bay Territory New South Wales Northern Territory
Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria
Czech Republic Israel Italy
Jordan México New Zealand Norway
Poland Sint Maarten Sweden Switzerland

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
Counties I've visited (on Mob Rule)

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
Paul Rands' Expressway: The Australian Highway Site
Sam Laybutt's Ozroads
Brad Torr's Australian Highways Page (old)

James Lin's Highway Route Markers
Route termini on
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'
Denny Gibson's Road Trips
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 Brusca's Route
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: 5/22/20
Click here for previous updates

- 10 new photos
I-405 - 10 new photos
I-82 - Split from US 12, 36 new photos
I-90 - 14 new photos
US 12 - 8 new photos
WA 99 - Split page, 63 new/updated photos and a video
New pages: I-182, Bus. I-90 Ellensburg, US 2, US 97, Old US 2/97, Old US 99, US 395, Future US 395 Spokane, WA 24, WA 28, WA 223, WA 240, WA 243, WA 281, WA 285, WA 397, WA 509, WA 518, WA 525, WA 529, Toppenish, 188th St. SeaTac - 472 new photos total

- New page with 10 photos
I-84 - 2 new photos
US 730 - New page with 3 photos

US 2
- New page with 52 photos
US 95 - New page with 36 photos

New pages: US 2, US 191, MT 25, MT 117 - 85 new photos total

North Dakota - 2 new photos
I-94 - 5 new photos
New pages: I-194, Bus. I-94 Bismarck, Bus. I-94 Valley City, US 2, US 83, US 85, US 281, ND 1, ND 8, ND 19, ND 20, ND 41, ND 48, ND 57, ND 200, Steele CR 25, Fairview Bridge/Cartwright Tunnel, Gassman Coulee Trestle, Rugby, Towner, Valley City - 289 new photos total

- Added video in Duluth
Misc. Routes - 3 new photos
New pages: I-535, US 2, Bus. US 2 East Grand Forks, Old US 2 Bemidji, US 169, MN 38, MN 61, Beltrami CR 7, Itasca CR 7, Itasca CR 84, Itasca CR 570, Lake CR 4, Lake CR 5, Lake of the Woods CR 49, Lake of the Woods CR 332, Two Harbors, Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge, Hill Annex Mine State Park - 249 photos total and 2 videos (Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge and Bus. US 2)

US 2
- New page with 10 photos

TCH 17
- Split page, 79 new photos
New pages: TCH 11, Highway 11B, Highway 61, TCH 71, Highway 427, Highway 587, James St. Swing Bridge (Thunder Bay), Peel Region - 229 new photos total
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.