List of unused highways in the United States

List of unused highways in the United States

An unused highway may reference a highway or highway ramp that was partially or fully constructed but was unused ["US&R and NY-TF1 Practice for the Real Thing." City of New York 20 June 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] "Kentucky Model Access Management Ordinance." Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Oct. 2004. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] ["Barrie (City) v. 1606533 Ontario Inc.", 2005 CanLII 24746 (ON S.C.). 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] [Iowa House. 1998. House File 686., 77th, H.R. 0686. [] [] .] ["PETITIONED PUBLIC HEALTH ASSESSMENT." New York City. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] [House. 1993. LAND TITLE AMENDMENT ACT, 1993. 35th Parliament, 2nd sess., H.R. 78. [] .] [Munroe, Tapan. "TRENDS ANALYSIS for PARKS & RECREATION: 2000 AND BEYOND." California Park & Recreation Society Jan. 1999. 15 Jan. 2007 [] ] ["Chapter 5: Detailed Comparison of Alternatives – Seattle." SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Project, Washington Department of Transportation, 2 May. 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [] [] .] [Anderson, Steve. "CT 11 Expressway." New York City Roads. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] or later closed. ["Leasing of Closed Highways Regulation", Alta. Reg. 36/1986. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] ["R. v. Sanders", 2004 NBPC 12 (CanLII). 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] ["HIGHWAY CLOSINGS", R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 599. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] An unused ramp can be referred to as a stub ramp, [PDFlink| [ Washington State Department of Transportation Public Transportation and Rail Division Monthly News, October 2006, page 4] |286 KiB , accessed December 28, 2006] stub street, [Sommer, Dick. "Ten Ways to Manage Roadway Access in Your Community." Ohio Department of Transportation, 2005. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] [Bauserman, Christian E. "DELAWARE COUNTY ENGINEER’S DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & SURVEYING STANDARDS." 18 May, 1998. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] stub-out, or simply stub. [Geiger, Gene. "Ohio DOT Constructs I-670 over a Water Treatment Sludge Lagoon in Columbus." Ohio LTAP Quarterly. Ohio Department of Transportation. 15:3 (1999) [] .] ["CITY OF UNION, KENTUCKY." City of Union, Kentucky 23 June 2006. 15 Jan. 2007 [] .] The following is a list:

United States


*Between Exits 121 and 123 along Interstate 20/Interstate 59 is an abandoned stretch of mainline interstate along the southbound lanes. These lanes were utilized in 1977 as temporary lanes while the mainlines were being repaired as a result of sinkhole formation. [cite news
last =MacDonald
first =Ginny
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title =Warning: Sinkholes Ahead
work =The Birmingham News
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date =April 14, 2000
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] [,+al&ie=UTF8&ll=33.519707,-86.858071&spn=0.003927,0.007296&t=h&z=17&om=1]

*An unused ramp exists along U.S. Route 11 (1st Avenue North) at its northbound intersection with U.S. Route 31/U.S. Route 280. The ramp was abandoned with the completion of the Interstate 20/Interstate 59 and U.S. 31/U.S. 280 interchange located just to its north. [cite web|title=Alabama U.S. Highway 11|publisher=AARoads|url=] [,+al&ie=UTF8&ll=33.517484,-86.797888&spn=0.001963,0.003648&t=h&z=18&om=1]
*Mainline stubs and an exit stub exist at the current western terminus of Interstate 759 at Interstate 59 for an eventual planned extension to U.S. Route 431 west of Attalla. [,+al&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=34.005427,-86.078439&spn=0.006866,0.014269&z=16&iwloc=addr] There are also plans to extend I-759 east to U.S. 431/U.S. Route 278. [cite web|url=|title=I-759 Alabama|] I-759 currently transitions into Alabama State Route 759, a two-lane surface road that connects the interstate to Alabama State Route 291, at its eastern terminus. There is bridgework being done that indicates an upgrade of Alabama 759 to interstate standards. [cite web|title =Alabama Interstate 759||url=] [,+al&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=33.993562,-86.000934&spn=0.003434,0.007135&z=17&iwloc=addr Seen here along with a mainline stub]

*A stub exists at the current southern terminus of Alabama State Route 297 after its crossing of the Paul Bryant Bridge at the Jack Warner Parkway. Future plans call for the route to continue southward from this point. [cite news
last =Beyerle
first =Dana
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title =Changes in bypass route requested
work =The Tuscaloosa News
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] [,+al&ie=UTF8&ll=33.234847,-87.496791&spn=0.00394,0.007296&t=h&z=17&om=1]

*There is a half-built bypass of Brent and Centreville that carries the U.S. Route 82 and Alabama State Route 219 designation. It currently ends at Alabama State Route 25 as a parclo interchange.cite web|url=|title=Alabama Fantasy Freeways|] [,+al,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=32.957464,-87.134693&spn=0.00415,0.007296&t=k&z=17&om=1]

*Construction has started on a bypass of downtown, east of the city center. The bypass is to be in the southeastern quadrant of the area, intersecting Interstate 85 near mile marker 14 and Interstate 65 near mile marker 163. [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 65 northbound - Baldwin County to Prattville|] An aerial view shows there is only a short portion of the bypass graded. Part of the route is signed Alabama State Route 293. [,+al,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=32.349222,-86.064148&spn=0.066854,0.11673&t=k&z=13&om=1]


*At the northern terminus of Interstate 440 at U.S. Route 67/U.S. Route 167, there are stub ramps northward. A lack of funds has prevented I-440 from continuing but there is currently a proposal to install toll booths where U.S. 67/167 and Arkansas State Route 107 intersect the proposed North Belt Loop. [cite web|first=John|last=HOFHEIMER|publisher=Arkansas Leader|title=Tolls could finance last leg of North Belt|url=] [,-92.152655&spn=0.00826,0.023732&t=h&om=1]

West Memphis
*On the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River, next to the approach to the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge which carries Interstate 55 between West Memphis, Arkansas and Memphis, Tennessee, a ramp stub and roadway extends near the current roadway. [,-90.085369&spn=0.001781,0.003648&z=18] Prior to the construction and opening of the new bridge, the Harahan Bridge, one of the railroad bridges that cross the Mississippi at Memphis, also carried automobile and truck traffic on separate platforms from the rail traffic; the ramp stub connected the Arkansas approach road (now I-55) to these platforms. One platform carried traffic eastbound into Memphis. The other platform carried traffic westbound into Arkansas. Each platform only carried one lane of traffic. [cite web|first=Steve|last=Cox|publisher=Steve Cox Dot Com|title=Harlahan Bridge|url=]


List of unused highways in California

District of Columbia

*A small ramp stub exists on District of Columbia Route 295, which would have provided a connection to, at one point, Interstate 295, which was the original designation for the unbuilt freeway, or (the unsigned) Interstate 695, [cite web|url=|publisher=Eastern Roads|title=Anacostia Freeway] whose extension was cancelled in 1996.cite web|url=|last=Kozel|first=Scott|publisher=Roads to the Future|title=Washington D.C. Interstates and Freeways] [,+DC&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=38.884527,-76.963037&spn=0.003391,0.010815&t=k&om=1] .

*The unsigned Interstate 695 terminates abruptly southwest of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, just before the Pennsylvania Avenue overpass. An access road now extends to RFK. [] [,+DC&layer=&ie=UTF8&hl=en&z=17&ll=38.878213,-76.979785&spn=0.003625,0.007296&t=h&om=1] An [ aerial shot] before (1988) the access road opened.


List of unused highways in Connecticut


*At the interchange of the Delaware State Route 141 freeway with Delaware State Route 2 near the city, a stub remains that suggested Delaware Route 141 would have been a high-speed western bypass around the city. As of 2006, the Delaware Department of Transportation was in the process of totally rebuilding a 2-mile section of Delaware Route 141 to transform this low-speed (35 m.p.h.) 4-lane road into a physically-divided road with a 45 m.p.h. speed limit (the lower limit due to the location of residences in the area), starting in 2007. [cite web|url=|publisher=Delaware Department of Transportation|title=SR 141, Centre Road, Kirkwood Highway to Faulkland Road] [,+DE&layer=&ie=UTF8&om=1&z=18&ll=39.739159,-75.618773&spn=0.001675,0.005407&t=k&iwloc=addr] AARoads has a photo of the stub []

*An on-ramp stub on Delaware State Route 1 north, located at the highway's interchange with Bay Road at Dover Air Force Base [,+DE&layer=&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=39.139556,-75.498101&spn=0.003378,0.010815&t=k&om=1] .

*Labeled S Dupont Highway by some maps, obsolete pavement exists as the old alignment of U.S. Route 13. The newer Delaware State Route 1 has taken the place of what was once U.S. 13. [cite web|url=|title=Old US 13|publisher=The Portal|] The southbound lanes are still in use but the northbound lanes sit unused. [,+de&layer=&sll=39.601787,-75.654602&sspn=0.02685,0.086517&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=39.599009,-75.655932&spn=0.006713,0.021629&t=h&om=1]


List of unused highways in Florida


List of unused highways in Georgia


List of unused highways in Illinois


*Indiana State Route 265, which is an extension of Interstate 265 east of Interstate 65, ends currently at Indiana State Route 62. There are signs proclaiming "No bridge to Kentucky." As part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, this interchange is slated for reconstruction, as I-265 is to run southeast into Kentucky via a bridge.cite press release|title=NATIONAL, STATE OFFICIALS BREAK GROUND ON KY 841/US 42 RAMP RELOCATION|publisher=The Ohio River Bridges|accessdate=2006-12-28|url=] cite press release|title=CABLE RELOCATION MARKS BEGINNING OF WORK ON KY 841 OFF-RAMP REALIGNMENT|publisher=The Ohio River Bridges|accessdate=2006-12-28 |url=] [,+KY&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=38.343794,-85.704989&spn=0.011444,0.026908]

*There are grading and stub ramps at the Interstate 70 and 65 interchange (North Split) downtown where Interstate 69 was supposed to have connected, but was cancelled in the 1970s due to community opposition. [cite web|url=|title=Indy rapid-transit plans gain speed, but drivers might not give up keys|last=O'Malley|first=Chris|publisher=Indiana Economic Digest] [,-86.14132&spn=0.003916,0.008347]


*The Pennyrile Parkway was to extend from Interstate 24 near Oak Grove to Henderson.cite book|last=Campbell|first=Tracy|title=Interstate Highway System in Kentucky|publisher=Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways] The southernmost seven miles were not constructed, however, and a stub was left in Hopkinsville. There are plans in the six-year plan to construct the remaining mileage by 2010. [cite web|url=|title=Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway||last=Carlyle|first=Jeffrey] [,+KY&ie=UTF8&ll=36.832731,-87.474153&spn=0.011679,0.026908&t=k&om=1]

*Kentucky State Route 841, which also carries the designation Interstate 265 between Interstate 71 and Interstate 65, had two stubs.
**Northwest of Interstate 71, Interstate 265 becomes solely Kentucky 841 and narrows from four-lanes divided to two undivided as a super-two. The highway ends at a stub diamond interchange with U.S. Route 42. As part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, this interchange is slated for redesign using a modified half-diamond interchange with I-265 continuing northwestward to Indiana via a tunnel and bridge. [,+KY&ie=UTF8&ll=38.323461,-85.620714&spn=0.005724,0.013454&t=k&om=1]
**Southwest of the city past Interstate 65, where Interstate 265 becomes Kentucky 841, the highway formerly dead-ended at U.S. Route 31W and U.S. Route 60. The interchange was reconstructed as part of an extension of Kentucky State Route 1934, otherwise known as the Greenbelt Highway. [cite news|last=Finley|first=Gabrielle|title=Accidents on new Greenbelt link a concern|publisher=The Courier-Journal [Louisville] |date=13 August 2003|accessdate=2006-12-28] [cite news|last=Sheldon|first=Shafer|title=Greenbelt Highway; Many eager for road's completion|publisher=The Courier-Journal [Louisville] |date= 13 July 2000|accessdate=2006-12-28] [cite news|last=Pike|first=Bill|title=Greenbelt's last stretch opens to praise|publisher=The Courier-Journal [Louisville] |date= 30 August 2000|accessdate=2006-12-28] The original grading is still present. [,+KY&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=38.092384,-85.875674&spn=0.005742,0.013454] [ Former configuration]

*Along Interstate 471 near the Ohio River, a stub on-ramp would have connected Lexington Avenue and East Fourth Street to I-471, providing relief for the Kentucky State Route 8 interchange. [cite web|last=Mecklenborg|first=Jake|title=INTERSTATE 471||accessdate= 2006-12-28 |url=] [,+KY&ie=UTF8&ll=39.0969,-84.486687&spn=0.002831,0.006727&t=k&om=1]

*The Western Kentucky Parkway was a toll road extending from Princeton to Elizabethtown. The original western terminus was with U.S. Route 62 from 1963 to 1968, when the parkway was extended westward to Interstate 24. [cite web|url=|title=Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway||last=Carlyle|first=Jeffrey] An [ old map] and the [ current configuration] show the elimination of any and all stub pavement.

*The Cumberland Gap Tunnel replaced the two lane U.S. Route 25E over the Gap to allow four lanes of traffic to travel the route. The existing road was closed except for a short section used by The National Park Service. The pavement was recently removed for more of a historic look.cite web|url=|first=Robert|last=Droz|title=Old US 25E : Crossing the Cumberland Gap] [,+KY,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=36.603402,-83.670588&spn=0.027148,0.058365&t=h&z=14&iwloc=addr&om=1]



*The eastern terminus of Interstate 220 contains several stub ramps and the grading for the remainder of the interchange. There is debate about connecting to today's Louisiana State Route 3132 south of the city.cite web|url=|title=Interstate 220 Louisiana|publisher=AARoads] []

*Somewhat related to this, at the eastern terminus of Louisiana State Route 3132, there is a half-complete diamond interchange. Its current planned endpoint is Louisiana State Route 523/E Flournoy Lucas Road. As mentioned above, there is debate about extending Louisiana 3132 to Interstate 220/Interstate 20 east of the city. [,-93.72574&z=15&t=S]

*The northern terminus of Interstate 49 at the Interstate 20 interchange contains numerous stub ramps that indicated a previously designed northern extension. As early as 1999, [cite web|url=|title=I-49 extension would result in relocations|publisher=The Advocate] this idea was scrapped with the adoption of the Future 49/High Priority Corridor 1, a plan to extend I-49 to Kansas City. It was due to high costs in acquiring right of way and community opposition. [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 49 Northbound (Shreveport Vicinity)|publisher=AARoads] This plan currently has I-49 routed onto Louisiana State Route 3132 south of the city. Currently, there are talks to turn the current stretch of I-49 from Louisiana 3132 north to its current northern terminus into Interstate 149. [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 49|publisher=AARoads] [,-93.75943&z=16&t=S&marker0=41.13833%2C-81.86389%2CMedina%5C%2C%20OH]

New Orleans:

*On Interstate 10, in the easternmost part of Orleans Parish, between exits 248 (Michoud Boulevard) and 251 (Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge), is abandoned exit 250 [] , complete with overpass, whose ramps were overgrown with vegetation and (at least before Hurricane Katrina) barricaded from use by travelers on the highway. [cite web|url=|publisher=AARoads|title=Interstate 10 Eastbound (New Orleans to Mississippi)] [,-89.90885&z=15&t=S&marker0=41.13833%2C-81.86389%2CMedina%5C%2C%20OH]

*Louisiana State Highway 3139 (Earhart Expressway) in Jefferson Parish features several stub ramps, as it was never fully completed. The northern terminus was planned to be Louisiana State Highway 49 (Williams Street) but it currently only reaches Louisiana State Highway 3154. Two mainline stubs exist at the Louisiana 3154 exit, leaving Louisiana 3139 to utilize the ramps instead. [,+la&ie=UTF8&ll=29.970978,-90.152816&spn=0.002607,0.004699&t=k&z=18&iwloc=addr] Two more stubs were to be part of a direct connection to Causeway Boulevard. That connection was never completed, leaving the stubs [,+la&ie=UTF8&ll=29.971075,-90.160152&spn=0.001304,0.00235&t=k&z=19&iwloc=addr] and an abandoned grassy right-of-way. [,+la&ie=UTF8&ll=29.968891,-90.135822&spn=0.002607,0.004699&t=k&z=18&iwloc=addr] Another stub, this one an off-ramp, exists on southbound side of the eastern end of the limited-access portion. [,+la&ie=UTF8&ll=29.96868,-90.198282&spn=0.001304,0.00235&t=k&z=19&iwloc=addr] It had a companion on-ramp stub on the northbound side [cite web|url=|title=Louisiana 3139|] , but it has since been completed. It was to have connected to the proposed Interstate 310/Vieux Carre Riverfront Expressway south of the French Quarter had it continued as a freeway south into Orleans Parish. [cite web|url=|title=New Orleans|]

*Interstate 310 currently ends at U.S. Route 90 west of the city. Originally, Interstate 410/The Dixie Freeway was to be the southern bypass of New Orleans and connect what are now Interstates 310 and 510, but it was cancelled in 1977 due to environmental lawsuits [cite web|url=|title=The Second Battle of New Orleans: Vieux Carré Riverfront Expressway (I-310)|publisher=Federal Highway Administration] and the miles were transferred to Interstate 49. [cite web|url=||title=Interstate 410] However, when it was built, mainline stubs were built at the southern terminus in the hope that a continuation would eventually be built. These stubs will be utilized when Interstate 49 is extended to New Orleans, as the current plan has I-49 routed just south of the I-310/U.S. 90 interchange. [cite web|url=||title=U.S. Highway 90 Louisiana - Eastbound] [,+la&ie=UTF8&ll=29.898722,-90.400325&spn=0.002483,0.004699&t=h&z=18&iwloc=addr]


*Interstate 195 has an interchange with the Maine Turnpike/Interstate 95 at its western terminus. As originally constructed, both ramps were clover ramps, but subsequently, the clover ramp handling traffic exiting the turnpike was replaced between 1988 and 1998, [cite web|url=|title=4 km N of Biddeford, Maine, United States 7/1/1988|publisher=TerraServer] turning the interchange into a trumpet. The grade for the original clover ramp remains. Also, the eastbound ramp from the Turnpike crosses a bridge meant for two lanes, but only has one and shifts over to the left, as can be seen from the link. [,me&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=43.527541,-70.452565&spn=0.005787,0.013475&t=k&om=0]

*Where Interstate 295 meets Maine Turnpike/Interstate 95 at its northern terminus, several ramps were replaced, between 1991 and 1996, [cite web|url=|title=4 km W of Gardiner, Maine, United States 7/1/1991|publisher=TerraServer] with simpler diamond and half trumpet interchanges with Maine State Route 9 and Maine State Route 126. As can be seen from the Google map aerial, the gradings for these ramps are clearly visible. There is also an old overpass bridge that is now a toll plaza on I-295. This is at exits 102 (Lewiston Rd.) and 103 (I-295 south). [,me&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=44.212341,-69.826076&spn=0.007398,0.021458&t=k&om=0]


List of unused highways in Maryland


List of unused highways in Massachusetts


List of unused highways in Michigan


*Interstate 335, a spur of Interstate 35W, was proposed to connect I-35W with Interstate 94 just north of downtown. The project got as far as right-of-way acquisition and grading for and paving of exit ramps at the east end on I-35W before it got cancelled due to local opposition. The southbound lanes of I-35W contain the vestiges of an entrance ramp from I-335 and a ramp to I-335 from the northbound lanes is visible despite having been demolished. Both are near the Hennepin Avenue bridge. [] North of this, the other half of the proposed full interchange is also visible. The exit from I-35W south to I-335 west is still graded and a stub of pavement that still exists was to be the ramp from I-335 east to I-35W north. [] A northbound exit from I-35W to Johnson Street makes a rather long dogleg that would have accommodated this ramp and the rendundant Johnson Street exits support a I-335 merge. In the same area, a pavement stub existed in the I-35W median but has since been removed.cite web||title=I-335 Minneapolis North Loop|url=] []
*At the west end of the proposed Interstate 335 there is pavement to support a wider ramp on the exit from eastbound Interstate 94 to N 3rd Street. It was to be the ramp to eastbound I-335. [cite web|url=||title=I-335 Minneapolis North Loop] [,+Minneapolis,+MN&sll=44.991239,-93.284183&sspn=0.006161,0.014591&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=44.993037,-93.284193&spn=0.00308,0.007296&z=17]

North St. Paul
*In the late 1950s, what is now Minnesota Highway 5 was proposed to follow a more direct, part-freeway/part-arterial routing between downtown St. Paul and the existing 4-lane segment along MN 5 east of Minnesota Highway 120. The northern MN 5/MN 120 junction includes some ramp grading for what was then planned as a folded diamond interchange, but cancelled along with the rest of the proposed highway sometime in the 1970s. [cite web|url=|title=Many Pitches for State Land|publisher=Saint Paul Pioneer Press|first=Steve|last=Scott] What was to be the eastbound off-ramp loop is now used as an access road to a Minnesota Department of Transportation staging area, as can be seen in [,-92.985567&spn=0.004514,0.011694&om=0|this aerial image] .

*Interstate 94 exit 195 for Wright County Road 75 (westbound only) and the corresponding eastbound on-reamp were closed and replaced in 2006 by exit 194 (Wright County Roads 18 and 39), [cite web|url=|title=New Interstate 94/Wright County Highway 18 interchange to open in Monticello|publisher=Minnesota Department of Transportation] with ramps from the former exit 195 barricaded but still intact. This Google map image shows the former exit 195 visible in the satellite image with the layout of the current exit 194 drawn in orange: [,+mn&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=45.286391,-93.76123&spn=0.011987,0.026608&z=15&iwloc=addr]


*Stub roadways exist at the intersection of MS 475 and Old Brandon Road in Pearl near Jackson-Evers International Airport. The interchange may one day be completed if MS 475 is realigned in the area.

*Right-of-way for a loop ramp and a collector-distributor roadway exists at the interchange of Interstate 59 and US 98 at the southern edge of Hattiesburg. US 98 may one day be extended west from the interchange to bypass Hattiesburg.

*The railroad bridge that formerly carried U.S. Highway 80 across the Mississippi River at Vicksburg is now closed to automobiles. There is also an abandoned toll booth on the Mississippi side.

*Several highways were destroyed when the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway was built through east Mississippi. These roads were either bypassed with new spans or deemed too unimportant to bridge across the waterway. Sections of MS 364, MS 178, MS 182, and old alignments of U.S. Highway 45 and MS 50 are discontinuous at the waterway.


Kansas City
*An abandoned on-ramp can be seen at Interstate 70 and East Truman Road. The roadbed is still visible, and a bridge over East Truman Road remains unused. [,+mo&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=39.094464,-94.543866&spn=0.004513,0.010772&t=h&om=1]

*There used to be an on-ramp to westbound Interstate 70 from Norton Avenue. It was removed after 1995 [{cite web|url=|title=Kansas City, Missouri, United States 7/1/1995|publisher=TerraserverUSA}] , eliminating a left-hand merge. [,+MO,+USA&ie=UTF8&ll=39.073636,-94.534907&spn=0.004081,0.007296&t=h&z=17]

St. Louis
*A proposed Missouri State Route 755 was to start at Interstate 44 at its interchange with Interstate 55 and connect to Interstate 70, interchanging with Interstate 64/. [,+St+Louis,+MO&ie=UTF8&ll=38.628505,-90.211015&spn=0.007426,0.021629&t=h&om=1] . A sufficiently large right of way is present there as well.

*Due to the building of new Busch Stadium, the 8th Street on-ramp to eastbound Interstate 64 was demolished, [cite web| url=|publisher=St. Louis Front Page|title=MoDOT to Hold Public Hearing on Design of New 8th Street Ramp] leaving a ramp stub on the interstate. It is not viewable from the air due to the elevated freeway design downtown, but can be seen while driving. It was a left-entry ramp. The old ramp design can still be seen on a TerraServer satellite image. []

*Spring Avenue once had a viaduct over a rail yard that connected Forest Park Avenue with Gratiot Street. The viaduct was closed and partially demolished sometime after 1991 (and perhaps even after 1998 based on [ this] satellite image). The south end is barricaded by a mound of gravel and the vegetation is overgrown. The north end is blocked by a fence, followed by semi trailers and jersey barriers. Between Interstate 64 and where Scott Avenue would intersect Spring, the viaduct has been demolished and Spring exists as an at-grade street [cite web|url=|title=Spring in Summertime|last=Zavist|first=Jim|publisher=Urban Review STL] off of Market Street. The remaining elevated roadway was planned to be demolished within 5 years of a 1999 study [cite web|url=|title=St. Louis Five Year Consolidated Plan Strategy|last=Marking|first=Joseph |publisher=City of St. Louis] , but still stands as of Winter, 2008.

Sunset Hills
*The Interstate 270/Interstate 44 interchange used to be a full cloverleaf with collector/distributor ramps. [] Two of the loops were replaced with flyovers; the eastbound I-44 ramp to northbound I-270 and the westbound I-44 ramp to southbound I-270. [,+MO+63088,+USA&um=1&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=image] Grading for the demolished loop ramps is still visible from above.


*At the intersection of Interstate 480 and U.S. Route 75 downtown, there are several bridges and ramps that would have connected to the West Expressway, but the West Expressway project was canceled. The interchange is currently under construction and unnecessary bridges and ramps will be removed. [cite web |url=|publisher=Nebraska Department of Roads|title=US 75/I-480 Interchange Project] [,+ne&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=41.261711,-95.95386&spn=0.003992,0.010772&t=h&om=1]

Dawes County
*An undivided portion of U.S. Route 385 in western Nebraska has a parallel path for approximately 4 miles which is graded, with some bridges constructed, but otherwise unpaved. (Old highway alignment that parallels current alignment.) []

New Jersey

List of unused highways in New Jersey

New York

List of unused highways in New York

North Carolina

List of unused highways in North Carolina


List of unused highways in Ohio


*In Tulsa, a section of Interstate 44 was bypassed when the Creek Turnpike was constructed, and I-44 was routed through a new interchange with it. [cite web|url=|title=Oklahoma Terminus: Creek Turnpike|first=Martin|last=McMahon|publisher=Roadklahoma] The existing pavement is no longer used, and a city street (Pine Street) still crosses the abandoned highway on a bridge. [,+ok&ie=UTF8&z=15&ll=36.176475,-95.739841&spn=0.015554,0.042915&t=k&om=1] I-44's interchange with Oklahoma State Route 66 also shows signs of the former routing of I-44. There are pavement stubs and grading that indicated a different configuration. [] []


List of unused highways in Oregon


List of unused highways in Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

North Kingston
*The Rhode Island State Route 138 expressway extends westward from its intersection with U.S. Route 1. This was built for the second Interstate 895 that was planned to bypass Providence. This second alignment was submitted for cancellation in December, 1979,cite web|url=||title=Interstate 895-Rhode Island (unbuilt)|last=Anderson|first=Steve] which was approved in 1982. [cite web|publisher=Kurumi|title=I-895 (cancelled) Rhode Island; Massachusetts|url=] [,+ri&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=41.530058,-71.466086&spn=0.007951,0.021544&t=h&om=1]

*Just east of the Claiborne Pell-Newport Bridge is a partially unused section of highway with stubs at both ends. The northern stub is part of the never built second alignment of Interstate 895, while the southern stub would have been part of the southbound Rhode Island State Route 238 connector into Newport. [,-71.31526&spn=0.014463,0.028925&z=15]

*Interstate 84 was planned, in 1968, to connect Hartford and Providence. It was cancelled in 1982 because of the impending impact on the nearby Scituate Reservoir but there is an indication as to where it was to enter the Providence area. Exits 6A-B for U.S. Route 6 on Interstate 295 was where I-84 was planned to intersect the partial beltway, with stubs on the U.S. 6 mainline and ramp and flyover grading indicating this. There is also a stub on the U.S. 6 to northbound I-295 for the unbuilt flyover. A ramp from I-295 north (exit 6B) that was to go to westbound I-84 has been converted into a turnaround ramp (I-295 north to I-295 south). [cite web|url=|title=Dennis J Roberts Expressway (US 6)||last=Anderson|first=Steve] [cite web|url=||title=Interstate 295-Rhode Island|last=Anderson|first=Steve] [,-71.512649&spn=0.00694,0.021458&t=h&om=1]

East Providence
*There are pavement stubs at either end of the Henderson Bridge and even grading past the eastern end of the highway. The U.S. Route 44 Expressway [cite web|url=|title=Unbuild Roads in Rhode Island|last=Anderson|first=Steve||] was intended to cross the bridge but Massachusetts never purchased the land on which to build the expressway. [cite web|url=|last=Anderson|first=Steve||title=US 44 Expressway-Massachusetts] [,+ri&ie=UTF8&ll=41.828818,-71.38062&spn=0.006779,0.012059&t=h&om=1] [,+ri&ie=UTF8&ll=41.825524,-71.36502&spn=0.00678,0.012059&t=h&om=1]

*There is a stub on-ramp from Rhode Island State Route 1A/Allens Avenue north to Interstate 95 north at exit 19. The ramp from RI 1A interfered with the hurricane barrier's west dike [cite web|url=|title=Fox Point Hurricane Barrier|] , so it was demolished. The original ramp went over Rhode Island 1A's southbound lanes as seen in [ this] old satellite image. [,+ri&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=0&ll=41.811683,-71.405897&spn=0.003399,0.007296&z=17&iwloc=addr] .

South Carolina

*The South Carolina Highway 277/I. DeQuincey Newman Freeway was originally planned to continue through downtown to Interstate 126 and be numbered Interstate 277. [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 126|] [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 20|] [cite web|url=||title=Interstate Business Route 26] Following its completion as far as South Carolina Highway 16/Sunset Drive, construction was put on hold due to neighborhood opposition along its proposed routing. The extension was eventually cancelled in the 1980s, and the Bull Street spur was completed in the 1990s, which was supposed to be just an exit. The part of the right-of-way already acquired by South Carolina Department of Transportation was returned to the city in 2001. [,+sc&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=34.027517,-81.037881&spn=0.007807,0.021458]

North Augusta
*There are plans for Interstate 520 to continue north from its current terminus at U.S. Route 1/U.S. Route 78/U.S. Route 278 (Jefferson Davis Highway). I-520 previously ended, since July 1998,cite web|url=|title=I-520 Georgia; South Carolina|] at Laney Walker Boulevard and Georgia Route 28 (Sandbar Ferry Road) as seen [,+Aiken,+South+Carolina,+United+States&sll=33.453429,-81.929684&sspn=0.006911,0.014269&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,33.495770,-81.970090&ll=33.453232,-81.929791&spn=0.006911,0.014269&t=k&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1 here] , but was extended into South Carolina in June 2004. [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 520 (Bobby Jones Expressway)|] The next extension is planned to take I-520 to Interstate 20 at U.S. Route 25 (exit 5), but a lack of funding has resulted only in stubs on I-520's mainline. [,+Aiken,+South+Carolina,+United+States&sll=33.453429,-81.929684&sspn=0.006911,0.014269&ie=UTF8&cd=1&geocode=0,33.495770,-81.970090&ll=33.487652,-81.932602&spn=0.006908,0.014269&t=k&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1]

South Dakota

Rapid City
* There used to be an exit 66 on Interstate 90 east of Rapid City for Box Elder and the Ellsworth Air Force Base. This exit was closed October 1, 2003 and the pavement ripped up. A new exit (exit 67) opened a few months earlier that supplanted exit 66. This exit is for Liberty Boulevard, which leads right to the gates of the Ellsworth A.F.B. Local officials feared the potential closing of the base and successfully lobbied the state and federal government to construct a new interchange. The exit change will also help keep commercial development away from the runways. ["Exit 66 now road to nowhere." Rapid City Journal. October 2, 2003] [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 90|] While the pavement is gone, you can see grading outlining the old ramps. [,+sd&ie=UTF8&ll=44.117832,-103.069739&spn=0.005684,0.014334&t=h&z=16&om=1] [ Old configuration]


*At the southern end of the James White Parkway (Tennessee State Route 71). The parkway is planned [cite press release|publisher=Tennessee Department of Transportation|title=TDOT Announces Decision on James White Parkway Extension|url=|date=October 13, 2005] to extend to connect to Chapman Highway (U.S. Route 441) somewhere in the vicinity of Gov. John Sevier Highway, but construction has been stalled for several years now, and the parkway now terminates at Sevierville Pike. All traffic enters or leaves the parkway north of Sevierville Pike, but the bridge over the parkway has been completed, and the mainline extends under the bridge, terminating abruptly. [,-83.895571&spn=0.004395,0.010804&t=h]

*Just east of the Interstate 40/Interstate 275 interchange along the westbound lanes are a three stub ramps. The first was intended to be an expansion of the mainlanes through downtown and the second two were to be an ramps to and from West Magnolia Avenue. [,-83.92338&spn=0.000953,0.001824&z=19&om=1] . Both will be eliminated in 2008 as part of the SmartFix reconstruction of I-40 through downtown Knoxville. [cite web|url=|publisher=Tennessee Department of Transportation|title= I-40/James White Parkway/Hall of Fame Drive: A SmartFix Project]


*Three pavement stubs exist as a result of a cancelled freeway on the north side of the city. One stub exists just after the Hernando DeSoto Bridge off the elevated ramp from eastbound Interstate 40 to Riverside Drive/Front Street. The ramp may not be visible to drivers, as jersey barriers block it off; however, the unfinished ramp is visible from ground level. [,-90.053928&spn=0.000855,0.001722&t=k&om=1] On the Jackson Avenue to westbound Interstate 40 on-ramp is another ramp stub. [,-90.052845&spn=0.001895,0.005375&t=k&om=1&iwloc=addr] This, along with the above ramp stub, was to connect to a proposed freeway that ran north from this interchange along Mud Island to the Tennessee State Route 300 and U.S. Route 51 (Thomas Street) interchange, where there is also ramp stub. [cite web|url=|title=Tennessee Highway 300||last=Lawrence|first=Chris] [,-90.032562&spn=0.003787,0.01075] This is also the site where future Interstate 69 will enter Memphis. [cite web|url=|title=I-69 Metropolitan Memphis Routing||last=Lawrence|first=Chris]

*Interstate 40 was planned to go through the city's Overton Park, but public opposition, combined with a court victory by opponents, forced abandonment of the plans. The eastern portion of the road had already been built inside the Interstate 240 loop; the extant highway is currently in use and is now named Sam Cooper Boulevard, while the northern portion of the I-240 loop was redesignated as I-40. [cite web|first=Sandor|last=Gulyas|url=|title=Memphis Highways||] [,-90.0204&spn=0.004395,0.010804&t=h]

*A stub ramp exists at the I-40 / I-240 interchange in East Memphis. It will eventually allow for a two-lane flyover from the right side of Interstate 40 westbound to the left side of Interstate 40 westbound. A corresponding flyover in the eastbound direction will also be built (this will be the fourth level of the interchange).

*At the intersection of Interstate 55 and U.S. Highway 51 / Elvis Presley Boulevard, a loop ramp has been eliminated. The ramp ran from northbound I-55 to southbound US 51 and was eliminated during the widening of I-55 in 2001 due to weaving conflicts with an on-ramp from Brooks Road immediately before the loop.

*Similarly, a loop ramp from northbound I-55 to westbound TN 175 / Shelby Drive was eliminated as part of the widening.

*The western intersection of Interstate 40 and Briley Parkway contains two stub ramps that will eventually carry traffic from eastbound Interstate 40 to northbound Briley Parkway and vice-versa. A pylon in the median of I-40 is further evidence for one of the flyovers.

Cumberland Gap
*The Cumberland Gap Tunnel replaced the two lane U.S. Highway 25E over the Gap to allow four lanes of traffic to travel the route. The existing road was closed except for a short section used by The National Park Service. The pavement was recently removed for more of a historic look. [,+KY,+USA&ie=UTF8&t=h&om=1&ll=36.603402,-83.670588&spn=0.027148,0.058365&z=14&iwloc=addr]

*Interstate 140 currently ends at Tennessee State Route 33 (Maryville Pike). It is planned to extend further south to U.S. Route 321 (Lamar Alexander Parkway). [cite web|url=|title=Interstate 140|] [,35.806430,-83.940000%3B10784633176208818276,35.828550,-83.941160&q=rockford,+tn&ie=UTF8&ll=35.806294,-83.941169&spn=0.007396,0.014591&t=k&z=16&iwloc=addr]


List of unused highways in Texas


In Burlington:

*At the west end of Interstate 189 at U.S. Route 7, there are some ramp stubs and about a half mile of an unused highway west of that interchange. There are plans for this to be part of a boulevard into downtown Burlington. [cite news|last=Welch|first=Victoria|work=The Burlington Free Press|date=December 1, 2006|title=Residents frustrated over Champlain Parkway|url=] [,-73.208427&spn=0.021231,0.038495&t=h&om=1]

In Bennington:

*There is a very unusual incomplete fused double trumpet interchange with U.S. Route 7 and Vermont Route 279. There are ramp stubs for a planned extension of Route 279 to Vermont Route 9 although the interchange will be reconfigured when it is built. [,-73.201647&spn=0.015403,0.029182&z=15]

West of Rutland:

*On U.S. Route 4 at the New York state line, there is grading for a trumpet interchange with Vermont Route 4A. Because U.S. 4 is a 2-lane road in New York, the freeway in Vermont ends there, and Vermont Route 4A has an ordinary intersection with U.S. 4. [,+vt&ie=UTF8&ll=43.587315,-73.291512&spn=0.003808,0.007296&t=k&z=17&om=1]

South of Brattleboro on the Massachusetts - Vermont state line:

*There is a short roadway that once connected Interstate 91 to U.S. Route 5 before the section in Massachusetts was completed. [ [,+VT,+United+States+of+America&ie=UTF8&ll=42.730977,-72.571628&spn=0.002207,0.008347&t=k&z=17&om=0 Google Maps ] ]


List of unused highways in Virginia


List of unused highways in Washington

West Virginia

List of unused highways in West Virginia


*The proposed Stadium Freeway was to have a southern terminus at Interstate 894/Interstate 43 in southern Milwaukee. While the freeway was never built south of National Ave, a graded ramp exists just east of W. Loomis Rd. The ramp was to come from 894/43 eastbound going north. It was a complete interchange, but one ramp was demolishedcite web|first=Christopher|last=Bessert|publisher=Wisconsin Highways|title=Milwaukee Freeways|url=] (it appears it was a flyover as the top level) and there is a hint of a left-exit ramp just west of the proposed interchange. Other ramps exist at this unusually wide interchange and lead to and from a Park & Ride and the left on-ramp from the Park & Ride heading east hints at a planned major interchange. Seen here. [,+wi&ie=UTF8&z=17&ll=42.962382,-87.963227&spn=0.003674,0.010815&t=h&om=1]

*The Stadium Freeway (signed U.S. Route 41 in this section) was not completed to its planned northern terminus either. It currently ends at Lisbon Road with a wide median and pavement stubs. [,+WI+53226,+United+States+of+America&ie=UTF8&ll=43.058698,-87.971027&spn=0.003332,0.007296&t=k&z=17&iwloc=addr&om=1] It was to meet the proposed and planned Park Freeway West in this area and travel northwest for about a mile and head north, intersecting the Bay and Fond du Lac Freeway on its proposed alignment to Interstate 43 (North-South Freeway) in Ozaukee County, where it would end. The extension north of Lisbon Rd. was cancelled in 1974.

*Because a part of the Lake Freeway was canceled after it was planned, [cite web|first=Christopher|last=Bessert|publisher=Wisconsin Highways|title=Milwaukee Freeways|url=] extra pavement that was built in anticipation of the northerly continuation, named the "Downtown Loop Closure," sits unused. In one form it is a ramp stub that was to carry the northbound lanes and in another it is a wide bridge that carries less traffic (than originally intended) from Lincoln Memorial Drive to southbound Interstate 794. [,+wi&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=43.034819,-87.899884&spn=0.001921,0.003648&z=18&iwloc=addr]

*U.S. Route 12 abruptly ends at Wisconsin State Highway 67 just north of the city. Northbound lanes must exit and the mainline continues for about 50 yards. Southbound lanes actually utilize an underpass that was built to carry U.S. 12 northwest toward Whitewater. More unused pavement exists as a never completed on-ramp from southbound U.S. 12 to Wisconsin 67 and an on-ramp (broken up by the operational "flyunder" ramp) from Wisconsin 67 to northbound U.S. 12. Grading is evident on the west side of the interchange. The unbuilt expressway was to be part of a Madison to Chicago route that was limited by Illinois' participation.cite web|url=|title=Highways 10 through 19|publisher=Wisconsin Highways|first=Christopher|last=Bessert|] [,+wi&ie=UTF8&t=k&om=1&ll=42.698349,-88.541243&spn=0.006702,0.014591&z=16&iwloc=addr]

Genoa City:
*The southern terminus of the interstate quality U.S. Route 12 ends just east of the city. Southbound lanes ext onto a ramp with an interchange with Wisconsin State Highway 120. Northbound lanes merge onto a stub just before a Welcome to Wisconsin rest area. U.S. 12 was to be a part of a a fully-controlled access freeway from Madison to Chicago, with a connection to the Illinois Tollway System at the state line. There is grading south of the interchange as well. [,+wi&ie=UTF8&ll=42.498159,-88.315423&spn=0.006724,0.014591&t=k&z=16&om=1]

ee also

*List of unused highways
*List of ghost towns


External links

* [ Unsung Monuments in "The Monument City"] - photographic essay of Baltimore area stubs

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