Rhode Island names and other odd naming conventions

John Francini francini@mac.com
Fri Apr 5 12:37:57 EDT 2013

Having just driven that stretch of I 95 in NJ:

I 95 branches off in Delaware; the road becomes I 295 until after the bridge over the Delaware River, where the NJ turnpike begins. I 95 heads through Philadelphia and joins the NJ turnpike some 70 miles after the border. 

It used to be discontinuous, but I think the designations in NJ/PA got fixed around the same time that 128 picked up the I 95 designation. 


John Francini <francini@mac.com>
"I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is called a disgrace; that two are called a law firm; and that three or more become a Congress. And by God I have had *this* Congress!" --John Adams

On Apr 5, 2013, at 12:01, 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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