Rhode Island names and other odd naming conventions

Mike Ward mward@iname.com
Fri Apr 5 12:27:45 EDT 2013

In Sacramento, we had "the W-X" and "the 29/30th", so named because the
segments of Business Loop 80 (and Highway 50) run between W and X Streets
and between 29th and 30th Streets.
On Apr 5, 2013 12:03 PM, "Bob Nelson" <raccoonradio@gmail.com> wrote:

> (Radio related): When visiting Chicago in the 90s I heard radio traffic
> reports for "the Edens", "the Eisenhower" and "the Kennedy". It would be
> helpful to know, for outsiders, which interstates, etc. they meant! And if
> you're not from Pittsburgh you have no idea what the Parkway East or
> Parkway West is, etc. In our area we know of "the gas tanks" (off Central
> Artery) and "the jughandle light" (Rt 1, Peabody).
> There were plans to put I-95 right through what's called "the southwest
> corridor", connecting with the central artery, then going up through
> Revere/Saugus/Lynn
> (you can see the exit to nowhere on US 1 in Revere) as well as an I-695
> that would have been an inner loop (another exit to  nowhere off of I-93).
> It was pressure from NIMBYs and BANANAs (not in my backyard, build
> absolutely nothing anywhere near anything) that killed off these projects.
> My Dad would say Gov Sargent had something to do with it, "yeah, 'put Sarge
> in charge' was his slogan".
> Route 128 pops up in Jonathan Richman's "Roadrunner" and the Dave Dinger
> Ford ad jingles, etc. And while I-95 is supposed by unbroken I think it
> "disappears" in favor of the N.J. Turnpike

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