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
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
Ashland, KY, 4/6/13
Lebanon, NH, 9/21/13
Pikeville, KY, 10/19/13

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.

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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: 7/6/20
Click here for previous updates

Road Meets
9/21/13 Lebanon, NH
- 2 new photos

New pages: Federal Hwy. 129, Federal Hwy. 150, Federal Hwy. 150D, Estado de Puebla - 56 new photos total

California - 8 new L.A.-area aerial photos on various pages

- Split page, 27 new photos
I-295 - 4 new bridge photos from New Castle
I-495 - 3 new/updated photos
US 13 - 5 new Wilmington photos
Business US 13 - 9 new photos
DE 4 - 9 new photos
DE 9 - 3 new photos
DE 141 - 4 new photos
DE 273 - 12 new photos
New pages: US 40, DE 7, DE 52, Old Capitol Trail, New Castle, Wilmington, Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Rising Sun Ln. in Wilmington - 119 new photos total

District of Columbia
- 3 new/updated photos
I-695 - 2 new photos
Canal Rd. - 2 new photos
Independence Ave. - 3 new photos
Misc. Signs - New page, 1 new photo

US 20
- 17 new photos
US 24 - New page, 2 new photos
US 31 - 11 new photos
SR 37 - 2 new photos from the northern segment

Massachusetts - 10 new photos on various pages

- 2 new photos near Kittery
US 1, Bucksport-Presque Isle - 13 new photos
ME 3 - Resplit page, 26 new photos
ME 182 - 4 new/updated photos
New pages: ME 15, ME 102A, ME 105, ME 175, ME 176, ME 184, ME 187, ME 233 - 77 new photos total and a ME 15 video

Michigan - 4 new photos
I-196 - 8 new WB/SB photos
Business I-196 - Split from I-196, 3 new photos
I-75 - 8 new photos
I-94 - 3 new photos
I-96 - 17 new photos
US 12 - 18 new Mottville photos
US 31 - Split page, 62 new photos
US 131 - 23 new photos
New pages: Former Bus. 31 Holland, M-37, M-119, M-137, CR A2, CR C81, Misc. Routes - 54 new photos total

New Hampshire
- 2 new SB photos
I-293 - 5 new NB photos with NH 101
US 1 - 2 new photos
Bypass US 1 - 5 new photos
US 2 - 3 new/updated photos
US 3, Groveton and north - 3 new SB photos
NH 1A - 2 new photos
NH 10 - 2 new photos
NH 11 - 8 new photos
NH 16 - Split page, 48 new photos
NH 101 - 8 new photos
NH 101A - 17 mostly new photos
NH 111 - 5 new photos
NH 120 - 7 new photos
NH 135 - 16 new photos
New pages: NH 4, NH 18, Meriden Covered Bridge - 27 new photos total

I-75 in Toledo
- 8 new photos
I-77 - 15 new photos
I-480 - 17 new/updated photos
US 6 - 46 new/updated photos
US 20 - Split page, 44 new photos
US 40 east of Reynoldsburg - 19 new photos
Old US 40 - 12 new Blaine Hill "S" Bridge photos
US 42 - 3 new Ashland photos
OH 2 - Resplit west of I-90, 51 new photos
OH 14 - 8 new photos
OH 39, OH 45 - New pages
OH 163 - 17 new/updated photos
Misc. Routes - 3 new photos
New pages: US 24, US 250, OH 10, Old OH 10, OH 25, OH 83, OH 123, OH 617, Center St. Bridge (Cleveland), Superior Viaduct, Wood CR 107, Milan - 195 new photos total

South Carolina
US 25
- 2 new photos

- 3 new/updated photos
US 2 - Split page, 8 new St. Johnsbury-area photos
US 4 - Resplit page, 6 new/updated photos
VT 14 - 22 new photos
VT 16 - 6 new photos
VT 100 - 5 new photos north of VT 100C
VT 102 - 17 new photos
VT 110 - Split off bridge page, 56 mostly new photos
VT 113 - 15 new/updated photos
Covered Bridges - 7 new Orne Covered Bridge photos
New pages: VT 5A, VT 18, VT 44, VT 58, VT 62, VT 63, VT 65, VT 103, VT 105, VT 105A, VT 114, VT 118, VT 122, VT 131, VT 139, VT 215, VT 243, Chelsea, Sheldon, White River Junction, Maidstone-Stratford Hollow Bridge, River Road Bridge - 241 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.