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Welcome to WhereRoadsMeet!
Welcome to WhereRoadsMeet! This website is here to display some of the more complex junctions between highways in the United States.
As you may have guessed from the updates page and the broken links, I unfortunately haven't had the time lately to keep the site in shape and update it. I also have had mixed results with this host, and as a result may be moving the site sometime in the future.
The email address listed on each page has also gone defunct.... try whereroadsmeet -at- gmail -dot- com if you have any suggestions. The site's definitely not dead for good, but only until I can get some time to edit it, and maybe the money for a real host.
All of the old pages are still available here, so feel free to look around. Enjoy!
Interchange Index By State
New! Articles section: The Cloverleaf Interchange
It seems as if each state has a different style for their interchanges. California tends to build big: five-level stacks, and multiple freeways meeting at the same point providing for larger, higher, and more complex interchanges. Texas has its ubiquitous frontage roads, and almost exclusively builds four-level stacks for freeway-to-freeway connections. Michigan tends to be innovative, coming up with designs that work well on paper but aren't always the best in the real world. In the northeast, things are done differently; New Jersey just takes a standard cloverleaf and adds enough extra ramps to get the job done; of course, it has the Jersey Freeways where business get direct access to a road with no stoplights, too. New York, in general, builds exactly what is needed when it's being built, creating problems later on when what's needed is much greater than what was built. Massachusetts has lots of irregular geometry in conventional designs, not to mention frequent rotaries at many main at-grade intersections. Granted, these are all rash generalizations, but I think they're generally fair; interchanges do tend to have a certain flavor depending on where they're built. Browse around a bit - while I don't have quite enough interchanges that I've written about to prove my point definitively, you may start to see what I'm getting at. Currently there are around 30 interchanges here - keep an eye out for your favorite one coming soon!
A Call For Help:
I'm stuck up here in New York (near Albany, in fact), and with gas prices rising and a busy schedule, I can't get out to do any "field work" on the roads themselves. As a result, any input at all would be great! I would love to start getting pictures of these interchanges from the ground available. Also, any corrections that you may have based on actual observations in the field would be greatly appreciated. Send 'em in to my email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Corrections? Suggestions? More information is always welcome.
Suggestions for more interchanges to cover on this site are great too.
Contact the author, Dan (known as DanTheMan on misc.transport.road):
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