How US interstates are numbered. Watch the video it's highly informative

  1. Highly recommend this channel for a lot of very informative and well researched info on things you never knew you wanted to know about. And a lot about us politics and voting

  2. Fun fact: I-35 is also part of the pan-American highway, which would span from the top of North America to the bottom of South America, if it weren’t for a small bit of jungle between north and south america

  3. I wonder how truly difficult the terrain is in the darian gap.. like if it were a profitable/desirable route, it would exist

  4. The main problem is not the jungle, they knew about it, the problem is who lives at the jungle. Between Panama city and Medelin the jungle is controled by drug dealers, cartels, the Farc etc. It's not your everyday violence, this place is their safe haven and they will do anything to keep people out. BUT you can still travel the pan american, just have to take a boat from panama to colombia.

  5. Isn't there a portion of the highway in Colombia with an unusually high probability of being robbed/killed? I read/saw that somewhere. Could be wrong.

  6. There were already existing US Highways called 50 and 60 in place between interstates 40 and 70 so they skipped those two to avoid confusion

  7. I don't know about 50, but there's a fantastic documentary about 60 called 'interstate 60' had Christopher Lloyd in it, I seriously recommended it.

  8. On the other hand I-5 has a lot of the most beautiful rolling hills, mountains, lakes, and river scenery as I've seen on a highway.

  9. Wallace is a super cute town. I remember driving through there from Missoula from time to time. They really integrated the interstate in an interesting way.

  10. Wallace was most well-known for their whorehouses. My uncle was in one that got raided, and he was so nervous running out he dropped his cigarette lighter under the seat of his '62 Chrysler. Burned the car to the ground. He was always sore about that - "I loved that car, dammit!"

  11. 91 goes through VT it just ends in CT so probably not worth showing for whatever reason this chart was made.

  12. I live in MN. I told my wife once if you kept going on 35 you could go straight down to Mexico. She didn't believe me lol

  13. My Mom lived in Minnesota a bit and her coworkers were confused why she didn't take I-35 to go home in Decorah, Iowa which is along Highway 52 and closer to the Mississippi River then it is to I-35.

  14. I’ve driven from Thunder Bay all the way down 35 to the Mexican boarder a few years back, such a vibe to just never worry about missing turns.

  15. Fun Fact: The label for Little Rock covers it up, but I-40 actually splits in the middle of Memphis, TN and loops North/South to create I-240 that rejoins back at the Mississippi River.

  16. I-40 doesn't actually split, it's a single, continuous route that arcs around the northern part of the city. It was originally planned to pass through the center of the city, and a large portion of it was built and is now Sam Cooper Boulevard. The remainder, including a section through Overton Park, was cancelled after anti-freeway protests in the 1970s.

  17. I-35 also does this. Splits into I-35E and I-35W in Denton, TX and rejoins in Waco, TX. 35W goes through Fort Worth and 35E through Dallas. This is not a loop, but the interstate splitting to two different cities. Each city have their own bypass loop. While Fort Worth’s technical bypass is for I-20 (I-820). Dallas is I-635.

  18. Been on 11/20 of them. Such a engineering marvel that brought this country together in a profound way. They also serve a military function, to mobilise troops and vehicles, in the event of a land invasion.

  19. I-80 through Nebraska is the same way. Last time I went that way, I got so bored I wandered off the Interstate and took the state highways instead.

  20. I learned this as a kid, but in Cincinnati they're wrong. 71 and 75 run together for a while, and then 71 splits off east of 75! It's madness! Anarchy!

  21. Oh, lemme tell you about Columbus. 70 runs east west through the city. 71 runs north south. Except right downtown where they merge and both run east west together for a few miles before splitting off again.

  22. Same with the part of 90 that jogs around Lake Michigan! Insanity! This is why I could never learn the rule of thumb - because of 90/95 around Chicago.

  23. 90s the longest and not too bad. Get a nice drive in the cascades and then some gorgeous towns in Montana. Then the black hills then boring til Chicago. Then you hug a great lake cut through upstate on your way to Boston. So maybe 90.15 is pretty scenic. Starts in sunny San Diego then hugs the western front of the rockies for most of it. the western half of 70 is pretty legit. Colorado rockies and then desert Utah. But after Denver it's boring.

  24. I-40 from the TN/NC border to Asheville is a straight up mountain road with tight curves and rockslides and nice views. Doesn’t feel like an interstate at all

  25. Odd numbers always runs north/south with exit number starting with 1 at the southern most point in the state

  26. (East)European here. I remember first time driving in the US, some 25 years ago. Got lost at some point, maps didn’t help. Stopped at a gas station, asked for direction. A teenager (or so he looked) calmly explained: “take 40 North and then 5 West”. I stared at him, puzzled, than managed to babble: “but I do not have a compass with me, sir”.

  27. That would be I 94. This video is kind of shit to be honest. He leaned in to confusing to make a point but people are used to his videos being more educational so they think this is some kind of comprehensive video on the interstate highways.

  28. I feel like learning the numbers from the CGP Grey video is about like learning the "I before E except after C or words that say..." rule. There are so many exceptions as to make the rule unhelpful.

  29. Smart. If Europe or Canada ever get conquered, then the numbers can keep going up instead of the awkwardness of having to make negative number interstates.

  30. What does the very end of a highway look like? Do they just end? Something I've never thought about before.

  31. Kind of annoying that Las Cruces is listed an hour south of where it actually is. And El Paso apparently doesn't exist.

  32. Opinion question, to all the Americans... if one was going to do a cross country road trip of the US, what would be your preferred route and why? ...Boston to San Fran is lookin' pretty dope

  33. Interstate Route Numbering The Interstate route marker is a red, white, and blue shield, carrying the word "Interstate", the State name, and the route number. Officials of AASHTO developed the procedure for numbering the routes. Major Interstate routes are designated by one- or two-digit numbers. Routes with odd numbers run north and south, while even numbered run east and west. For north-south routes, the lowest numbers begin in the west, while the lowest numbered east-west routes are in the south. By this method, Interstate Route 5 (I-5) runs north-south along the west coast, while I-10 lies east-west along the southern border.

  34. Wait, people didn’t know this? I’ve known this for as long as I can remember riding in a car on the interstates lol

  35. I was disappointed in this video because the interstate system is already well known. The video on Tiffany was much better. CCP grey still put together an entertaining presentation though.

  36. If I recall Hawaii wasn’t getting funding for highways for a time because none of them were truly “inter state”. That’s since changed. But a fun fact nonetheless.

  37. OP what the hell? This stolen screenshot isn't actually a guide. It's just a map. Maybe people can intuit what the numbering system is, but Jesus Christ, this is straight up ripped content and you deserve nothing but downvotes.

  38. I always wondered where 85 was. I’ve crossed all the other north-south interstates ending in “5”. For east-west, I’ve only driven 70, 80, 90. And 10, but just in Texas.

  39. I want to know what maniac thought it was okay to have two completely separate interstates 84 and two 86es?

  40. Here's another kicker, the eastern 86 isn't even one road either. Theres a huge section of NY-17 (which 86 runs concurrent with) that isn't up to interstate standards, so you have I-86/NY-17 from the state line at Erie PA to an interchange outside of Binghamton, then 86 ends for a few miles until the interchange at I-81 where 86 begins again, then another ten miles down the road 86 ends again and I think picks up one last time near Monticello until you get to 84 in Middletown. There's 3 or 4 iterations of I-86 in just New York alone lol

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