Road Travel Resume

Driver Selfie

(c) 2013 C. Walton

Even though I don’t personally own a vehicle as of yet, that is not to say that I have never any form of driving in the decade that I have had my driver’s license.  Quite the contrary.  My reasoning for obtaining my driver’s license was primarily to make it easier for me to get my passport.  Once I got the passport, the international welcome mat was laid for me, though I had been to Canada at least once prior to getting it, back in 2003 when I went by bus and used only my state ID and birth certificate to enter Canada.  I have driven and been to many more places since then, and even though I don’t drive every day, I consider myself a road warrior, if not just a road geek.  With that said, here is my list of states I have driven in, including New York, and some of the key roads and areas that I have driven on.

  • New York:  All 5 boroughs, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Orange Counties; New York State Thruway system from Buffalo/Niagara Falls to Syracuse, Albany to NYC, and New England Thruway, all NYC highways except Richmond Parkway, Interstate 81, Adirondack Northway from Fort Kent to Canadian Border
  • New Jersey:  All of Hudson County; parts of Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Camden, Somerset, Mercer, Hamilton, Monmouth, Middlesex, and Ocean Counties; New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, Interstates 80, 95, 195, 280, 287, 295; Routes 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 17, 21, 22, 28, 67, 73, 139, 440, 495, Palisades Interstate Parkway
  • Pennsylvania:  Parts of Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, and Lancaster Counties including Interstates 76, 95, 276 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) 476; US Route 1 (Roosevelt Blvd), Route 611 (Broad Street), US Routes 30, 202, 222 and 322
  • Connecticut:  Parts of Fairfield, New Haven, and Hartford counties including Interstates 84, 91 and 95, Merritt Parkway, Wilbur Cross Parkway
  • Massachusetts:  Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstates 89, 90, 91, 93, 95, 290, 495; Storrow Drive
  • Vermont:  Interstates 89 and 91
  • New Hampshire:  Interstates 89 and 93
  • Maine:  Interstate 95, US Route 1, local roads in Saco, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Old Orchard
  • Delaware:  US Routes 1 and 13, Interstates 95 and 295
  • Maryland: Much of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties; Us Route 13 in Worcester and Wicomico Counties; Baltimore-Washington Parkway (BW Parkway), Capital Beltway, US Route 50
  • Virginia:  Much of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, and Hampton Roads, including US Route 13, Capital Beltway, US Route 1, Interstates 64, 66, 95, 264, 295, 395, 495, 664
  • Florida:  Florida’s Turnpike I-95, MacArthur Causeway, Dolphin Expressway, US Route 1
  • California: US Route 101, Interstates 5, 10, 80, 280, 580, 880, Highways 1 and 92
  • Washington State:  Interstate 5, Routes 99, 518, 526, 539
  • Washington, DC:  Rock Creek Parkway, BW Parkway, Anacostia Freeway, Capital Beltway; Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, Georgia, and Massachusetts Avenues, much of downtown DC

Here’s a list of U.S. bridges I have driven across:

  • George Washington Bridge
  • All Harlem River and East River bridge crossings
  • Verrazzano-Narrows
  • Geothals Bridge
  • Bayonne Bridge
  • Pulaski Skyway
  • Ben Franklin Bridge, Philadelphia
  • Walt Whitman Bridge, Philadelphia
  • Betsy Ross Bridge, Philadelphia
  • Delaware Memorial Bridge
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
  • Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel
  • Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel
  • Peace Bridge, Niagara Falls
  • Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls
  • North and South Grand Island Bridges, Buffalo
  • SF-Oakland Bay Bridge
  • San Mateo Bridge

Here’s a list of U.S. tunnels I have driven through:

  • Lincoln Tunnel
  • Holland Tunnel
  • Baltimore Harbor Tunnel
  • Fort McHenry Tunnel
  • Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
  • Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel
  • Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel
  • Boston’s “Big Dig”
  • Heroes Tunnel, Connecticut

Here’s a list of Canadian roads, bridges, and tunnels in my driving record, by province:

  • Quebec:  Pont Champlain, Autoroutes 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, many streets in Montreal
  • Ontario:  Highways 401, 416, 417, 427, Don Valley Parkway, Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW), Gardiner Expressway, Thousand Islands Bridges, Peace Bridge and Rainbow Bridge, Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
  • Alberta:  Highways 9 and 27, Deerfoot Trail, Trans-Canada Highway
  • Saskatchewan:  Highways 7 and 11, Trans-Canada Highway
  • Manitoba:  Trans-Canada Highway

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