Steve Alpert's Roads

Since I was 3 years old, I've been drawing highways on pieces of paper (and making interchanges out of clay) - my favorite is a bunch of my father's old business cards that I taped together and drew several multicolored cities on. (Yes, I ended that sentence with a preposition.) I also love reading maps, and going on new highways to new places. That's why I've been to all 46 states, 4 commonwealths, and 1 district of the United States, and all of the Canadian provinces and territories except Nunavut. I’ve also been to Puerto Rico, Switzerland, France, England, New Zealand, every Australian territory except Western Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Ecuador. I've set foot in Brazil and Mexico, and laid over in Colombia, Chile, and Peru. I've taken road photos in most of those locations and over time I'm putting them up here, along with many people's generously submitted photos, for your enjoyment.

If you would like to use any photo on this website, you may provided I am the photographer, but please give credit, and if applicable, please link to my site or at least the page from which you took the image. [Note: This applies to any non-commercial use, including Wikipedia, so long as proper attribution is given.] If you would like to use any photo that was submitted, please ask and I will contact the relevant person, or notify me that you have contacted the person yourself.

Email me with photos, questions, comments, information, corrections. Inform me of a broken link or make a new friend.
An explanation of terminology and abbreviations on this website
Special features and external links
Most recent update

Below is a clickable map - the red states, provinces, etc. are places viewable on this website. However, as I expand around the world, I've had to cut it off at North America. If you're bad at geography, looking for another continent, or can't seem to get your mouse onto Washington, DC, I'll be nice and provide the individual links for you at the bottom of the image.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawai`i Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
District of ColumbiaPuerto Rico
Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick
Newfoundland Northwest Territories Nova Scotia
Ontario Prince Edward Island Québec Saskatchewan
Australian Capital Territory Jervis Bay Territory New South Wales Northern Territory
Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria
Czech Republic Israel Italy Jordan
México New Zealand Norway Poland
Sint Maarten Sweden Switzerland United Arab Emirates

Special Links - My Site

Among many of the states on this site are hundreds of photos from the 1970's and 1980's, courtesy Michael Summa and Averill Hecht. Also see samples of Michael's sign collection as linked immediately below. Unlike my own sign collection, you won't see Michael Summa's personal signs on any other page on this site. Because they're too special to spread around like that.

My sign collection
Michael Summa's sign collection

Highways I've clinched
Counties I've visited (on Mob Rule)

Original Interstate highway plans from 1957 and 1958
SPUI's New Jersey Highways at its new home
New River Gorge (WV) Bridge Day, 10/17/09

Road meets:
Albany, 10/11/03
Elmira, NY, 9/30/06
Poughkeepsie, 4/14/07
Hartford, 4/26/08
New Brunswick, NJ, 9/14/08
Buffalo, 10/18/08
State College, PA, 4/18/09
Indianapolis, 7/10-11/09
Highland, NY, 10/3/09
Washington, DC, 11/21/09
Detroit, 1/2/10
Tulsa, 2/22/10
Baltimore, 4/17/10
Akron-Canton, 5/8/10
Southeast PA, 6/19/10
Providence, 8/7/10
South Jersey Invitational, 12/18/10
Jersey City Invitational, 2/5/11
North Jersey, 3/12/11
Columbus, 5/14/11
Montréal, 5/28/11
Morgantown, WV, 6/18/11
New Haven, CT, 7/23/11
Central Jersey, 8/13/11
Watertown, 9/10/11
Wausau, 10/1/11
Bennington, VT, 11/12/11
ICC, Gaithersburg, MD, 12/4/11
Upper Middle Delaware Valley, 3/24/12
Joliet, IL, 4/21/12
Ottawa, 8/25/12
Richmond, VA, 10/13/12
Rochester Mini-Meet, 11/24/12 (unofficial)
Ashland, KY, 4/6/13
Brick/Wall, NJ, 6/29/13
Lebanon, NH, 9/21/13
Pikeville, KY, 10/19/13
St. Louis, 3/15/14
Seattle, 10/25/14

Alps' Non-Roads
Links - External

Keep in mind that these very informative links will not be found on the various state pages because they cover more than one state.

AARoads Forum for highway discussion - join today!

Mark Furqueron's Highway Page
Paul Rands' Expressway: The Australian Highway Site
Sam Laybutt's Ozroads
Brad Torr's Australian Highways Page (old)

James Lin's Highway Route Markers
Route termini on
The Historical Marker Database
Historic Aerials (back to the 1930's)
AARoads - Interstate, US, and state routes
US Highway Ends
Mark Roberts' US Highways Signs and Sights
Marc Fannin's and Sandor Gulyas'
Denny Gibson's Road Trips
Tom Valazak's Cross Country Roads
The Floodgap Roadgap
Eric Smith's Expressway Site
Rachel Aschmann's Traveling

Adam Froehlig's Froggie's Place
H. B. Elkin's Millenium Highway
Scott Oglesby's (Kurumi's) Roads
Scott Kozel's Roads to the Future
Barry L. Camp's Roadpix
Gene Van's My Land of Misery
Bill Burmaster's Roads of the Mid-South & West
Frank Brusca's Route
Frank Gifford's Route 66 Pix
Jake Wimberley's Kennessippi Roads
Chris Geelhart's Northern Plains Highways
James Teresco's Travel and Other Pictures
Scott Steeves' Asphalt Planet (Ontario-centric)

Updated: 5/2/21
Click here for previous updates

- 3 new SB photos
VT 11 - 13 new/updated photos
VT 12 - 9 new/updated photos
VT 15 - 2 new photos
VT 36 - 3 new photos
VT 100 - 24 new photos
VT 103 - 7 new/updated photos
VT 235 - 4 new photos
Covered bridges - 14 new Grist Mill Covered Bridge photos
Village Bridge in Waitsfield - Split from VT 100, 6 new photos
Sheldon - 11 new photos
Stowe - 4 new/updated photos
Misc. Photos - 7 new photos
New pages: VT 100B, VT 106, VT 108, VT 207 - 50 new photos total

- 12 mostly new photos
US 5 - 18 new/updated photos
US 7 - 5 new/updated photos
US 20 - 8 new North End Bridge photos
MA 2 west of Orange - 11 new/updated photos
MA 8 - 3 new North Adams photos
MA 57 - 10 new photos
MA 116 - 9 new photos
MA 141 - 27 new photos
Berkshire County - 5 new photos
Franklin County - 11 mostly new photos
Hampden County - 3 new photos
Hampshire County - 5 new photos
New pages: I-391, Florida, South Main St. in Haydenville - 33 new photos total

- 5 updated WB photos
I-91 - 5 new/updated SB photos
US 1 south of New Haven - 3 new/updated photos
CT 4 - 13 new/updated photos
CT 15 - 8 mostly new photos
CT 20 - 4 new/updated photos
CT 41 - 6 new photos at CT 4/343
CT 63 - 2 new photos
CT 75 - 18 new photos
CT 110 - 5 new photos
CT 159 - 2 new photos
CT 179 - 8 new photos
CT 189 - 10 new photos
CT 190 - 7 new/updated photos
CT 192 - 2 new/updated photos
Misc. Photos - 4 new photos
New pages: CT 167, CT 168, CT 181, CT 187, CT 219, CT 305, CT 318, Wire Mill Rd. in Stamford, Halladay Ave. in Suffield - 99 new photos total

New York
I-78 (Holland Tunnel)
- 3 new/updated photos
I-84 - 4 new photos
I-86 - Added construction page, 40 new photos
I-87 - 16 mostly new photos
I-88 - 2 new photos
I-95 - 3 new photos
I-278 - 35 new photos
I-495 - Split QMT page, 26 new photos and a video
I-678 - 32 new/updated photos
I-781 - New video
I-787 - 4 new/updated photos
FDR Drive - 31 new/updated photos
Grand Central Pkwy. - 12 new photos
Henry Hudson Pkwy. - Split from Saw Mill River Pkwy., 2 new photos
Hutchinson River Pkwy. - 13 new/updated photos
Lake Ontario State Pkwy. - 2 new photos from 2000
Triboro Bridge, Manhattan leg - 11 new photos
US 4 - 6 new Troy photos
US 6 - 4 new Bear Mountain Bridge photos
US 9W - 17 mostly new photos
US 11 south of Brewerton - 9 new photos
US 15 - 2 new photos
US 202 - 10 mostly new photos
NY 3 - 36 new/updated photos
Old NY 3 - 4 new photos west of Great Bend
NY 7 - 9 new photos
NY 9A - 16 new/updated photos
NY 17C - 4 new photos
NY 22 north of Millerton - 3 new/updated photos at NY 2
NY 25 in Queens - 17 new photos
NY 26 - 7 new photos
NY 27 in NYC/Nassau Co. - 3 new/updated photos
NY 32, Kingston-Albany - 9 new photos
NY 38 - 9 new photos
NY 59 - 9 new photos
NY 80 - 9 new photos
NY 363 - 3 new photos
NY 378 - 12 new photos
NY 434 - 3 new photos
NY 440 - 10 new photos
NY 878 - 2 new/updated photos
Brooklyn (Kings Co.) - 13 new photos
Greene CR 47 - 2 new photos
Jefferson County - 2 new photos
Orange CR 9 - 9 new/updated photos
Putnam County - 2 new photos
Queens - 9 new photos
Rensselaer County - 3 new photos
Westchester County - 3 new photos
Bridge St. Bridges, Rockland Co. - Added Ramapo bridge, 14 new photos
Brooklyn Bridge from the roadway - 6 new photos
Bruckner Blvd. - 8 new photos
Hell Gate Bridge - 3 new photos
Manhattan Bridge - Split mainline page, 40 new/updated photos
Riverside Dr., Binghamton - Split from NY 363, 38 new photos
Miscellany - 3 new photos
New pages: 5/4/14 Bear Mountain Mini-Meet, 6/28-29/14 NYC Road Meet, Under Gowanus Expwy., I-278 Spur, I-478 (Battery Tunnel), Pelham Pkwy., Main St./old NY 17 in Apalachin, Old NY 26 in Vestal, NY 92, NY 126, NY 201, NY 205, NY 328, NY 335, NY 910A (Feura Bush Rd.), Broome Co., Broome CR 73, Delaware Co., Delaware CR 21, Lewis Co., Rensselaer CR 129, Rockland CR 33, Rockland CR 64, Rockland CR 85, Steuben Co., Tioga Co., Tioga CR 33, Ulster CR 31, 125th St. in Manhattan, Astoria Blvd., Croghan Island Mill Br., Exchange St. in Binghamton, JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newburgh, Northfield Tunnel, Popolopen Suspension Br., Riverside Dr. in Binghamton, Broome Co. Susquehanna River Bridges, Troy - 402 new photos total
Below are four interchanges I've drawn, in order of complexity. The first, green one is a 10-way interchange (four through highways, two beginning there). The second (black, red, and blue) has 11 spokes coming out of the hub: five through highways and one starting in the interchange. The third, dark blue one has 6 through highways for a total of 12 spokes, taking up more than half of the 9" x 12" page. Finally, the last one has four freeways (8 spokes), two through arterials (4 spokes), and one starting in the interchange, for a total of 13 spokes over an entire 8½" x 11" area, which scales to about 1 mile wide by 1½ miles tall. I think I'm done.


My maps also annex people's dinner settings.