• Ongoing coronavirus / COVID-19 discussion: how is the pandemic affecting your community, workplace, and wellness? 🦠

    Working from home? So are we. Come join us! Cyburbia is a friendly big tent, where we share our experiences and thoughts about urban planning practice, planning adjacent topics, and whatever else comes to mind. No ads, no spam, no social distancing.

Guess the Road #3

biscuit

Cyburbian
Messages
3,904
Points
25
Yet another American highway. Bonus points for guessing the location and name of the town obscured on the sign.
1157interstate_1_hidden-med.jpg

This shouldn't be too hard
 

teshadoh

Cyburbian
Messages
435
Points
13
biscuit said:
Yet another American highway. Bonus points for guessing the location and name of the town obscured on the sign.
1157interstate_1_hidden-med.jpg

This shouldn't be too hard
No it shore ain't - Yeehaw! I-85 (the best thing that came out of SC). The bridge shown is crossing the Savannah River into the state from GA. The town - I'm guessing here - is Walhalla or Seneca. Interesting tidbit about the interchange in the background. It features a parrallel lane to the freeway that allows people to exit the freeway to go to Hwy 11 (Cherokee Foothills Parkway) or to the rest stop. The highway patrol sometimes announces as you enter SC that they are holding a vehicle check stop up ahead. Of course they can't hold a stop on an interstate highway but most people don't know that. So people that are trying to get away from something will exit at Hwy 11 thinking they're pretty smart. But that is where the Hwy Patrol is making their vehicle check stop.
 

biscuit

Cyburbian
Messages
3,904
Points
25
Well I guess that was a little too easy. teshadoh is correct. This is Interstate 85 Northbound at SC exit 1 for the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway 11, which will take you through my old stomping grounds.
1157interstate_1-med.jpg

After crossing the PCB polluted Lake Hartwell (a Savannah River resevoir) drivers can take a 130 mile detour off of busy 1-85 and cruise through the SC foothills on their way through to the North Carolina state line. The problem is that many truckers use this as a way to bypass the SC weigh stations along the Interstate, and during the fall locals have the added danger that comes from the infestation of bumper riding leaf lookers with Fulton County (GA) tags. ;-)
 
Last edited:
Top