Original Interstate Numbering Map

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Official planning map for the US Interstate Highway system. However, during the 4-year freeway reconstruction project for I-15 prior to the 2002 Olympics, we wondered if the good folks at the Utah Department of Transportation were doing this behind closed doors:

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(This is a multi-generation Xerox… I’d pay dearly to have a good copy of the original)

Recently we had to endure three years of freeway widening down south, 24 miles of road torn up at the same time from American Fork to Spanish Fork; I created this video to commemorate the event, with music shamelessly stolen from Salzburger Echo:

As with the Salt Lake project, we did survive… but it was a hellish experience, and I’m glad it’s over. Of course, now they’re adding an extra lane from Spanish Fork to Payson, which will take another two years. There’s no rest for the wicked.

♫ And they tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you can’t get through,
This road is
under construction. ♫

(From MAD Magazine, if I remember correctly)

The Old Wolf has spoken.

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