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
Rochester Mini-Meet, 11/24/12 (unofficial)
Ashland, KY, 4/6/13
Brick/Wall, NJ, 6/29/13
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: 7/29/20
Click here for previous updates

Road Meets
6/29/13 Brick/Wall, NJ
- 2 new photos

New Jersey
- 4 new EB photos
I-78 - 10 new/updated photos
I-80 - 16 new/updated photos, mostly west of Exit 57
I-95 - Added 2013 construction page, 69 mostly new photos
I-278 - 13 mostly new photos
I-280 - 11 new/updated photos
I-287 - 97 new/updated photos
I-295 - 14 new/updated photos with some I-76/NJ 42 construction
I-295/former free I-95 - 6 new photos
Garden State Parkway - Split pages south of Raritan, 122 new/updated photos
Palisades Interstate PArkway - 5 new/updated photos
US 1 - 17 new/updated photos and a video
US 1-9 - 19 new/updated photos
US 1-9 Truck - 35 new/updated photos
US 9W - Split page, 55 new/updated photos
US 22 - 27 new/updated photos
US 46 - 14 new/updated photos
US 130 north of Yardville - 9 mostly new photos
US 202 - 30 new/updated photos
US 206 - 5 new photos
US 322 - 7 new/updated photos
NJ 3 - Split off construction photos, 20 new photos
NJ 10 - 5 new/updated photos
NJ 13 - 4 new/updated photos
NJ 18 - 31 mostly new photos
NJ 21 - 11 new/updated photos
NJ 27 mainline - 6 new/updated photos
NJ 28 - 5 new/updated photos
NJ 31 - 5 new photos
NJ 33 - Resplit page, 17 new/updated photos
NJ 34 - 5 new photos
NJ 35 - 21 new/updated photos
NJ 45 - 8 new Woodbury photos
NJ 47 - 4 new photos
NJ 70 - Added Parkway construction page, 533 new photos
NJ 88 - 5 new photos
NJ 109 - 3 new photos
NJ 124 - 11 new photos
NJ 133 - 21 new photos, mainly of NJ Tpk. construction
NJ 139 - 12 new photos
NJ 163 - 2 new historical photos
NJ 208 - 11 new/updated photos
NJ 440 - 3 new/updated photos
NJ 495 - 20 new/updated photos
CR 501 - 6 new/updated photos
CR 502 - 10 new photos
CR 504 - 6 new photos
CR 505 - 2 new photos
CR 509 - 5 new/updated Union Co. photos
CR 510, Morristown and west - 7 new/updated photos
CR 511 - 4 new/updated photos
Alt. CR 511 - 3 new SB photos
CR 512 - 3 new Lamington River photos
CR 513 - 8 new/updated photos
CR 514 - 3 new photos
CR 519 - 4 new photos
CR 522 - 3 new photos
CR 527 south of Bound Brook - 3 new/updated photos
CR 528 - 22 new/updated photos
CR 533 - 3 new photos
CR 535 - 2 new photos
CR 539 - 2 new photos
CR 541 - 3 new photos
CR 546 - 14 new Washington Crossing photos
CR 549 - 9 new photos
Spur CR 549 - 2 new photos
CR 553 - 6 new photos
CR 567 - Split off Elm St. Bridge, 26 new Raritan photos
CR 571 - 9 new/updated photos
CR 579 - 5 new photos
Burlington CR 616 - 3 new/updated photos
Burlington CR 630 - 6 new/updated photos
Burlington CR 660 - Added Mercer CR 672, 10 new photos
Middlesex CR 622 - 7 new photos
Union/Essex CR 649 - 7 new/updated photos
Warren CR 627 - 22 new/updated photos
Warren CR 661 - 4 new/updated photos
Bergen County - 5 new photos
Gloucester County - 4 new photos
Hudson County - 4 new photos
Mercer County - 2 new photos
Middlesex County - 12 new photos
Morris County - 11 mostly new photos
Passaic County - 8 new photos
Somerset County - 2 new photos
Union County - 4 new photos
Warren County - 6 new photos
Bloomfield - 3 new photos
North Ave., Elizabeth - Split from NJ 81, 1 new photo
Newark - 4 new photos
Broad St., Newark - 4 new photos
Ward St. Bridge - 5 new photos

New pages: Old NJ 31, Bergen CR 2, Bergen CR 53, Bergen CR S-91/Passaic CR 692 (Skyline Dr.), Bergen CR 112, Gloucester CR 632, Gloucester CR 650, Gloucester CR 652, Gloucester CR 653, Gloucester CR 667, Gloucester CR 673, Gloucester CR 678, Hunterdon CR 639, Morris CR 623, Morris CR 633, Union CR 651, Warren CR 609, Warren CR 629, Warren CR 643, Elizabeth, Jersey City, Milltown, Tewksbury, Airport Rd. Lakewood, Clinton Ave. Newark, Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Rd., Elizabeth Ave. (Elizabeth), Flanders-Drakestown Rd., International Dr. Mount Olive, Jefferson Rd. Hanover, Lumberville-Rock Raven Bridge, Mt. Joy Rd. Bridge (Finesville), Musconetcong River bridges - 315 mostly 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.