This is the main page documenting my suggested changes to US 1
along the Eastern Seaboard. Changes are grouped below by state.
Go to New Hampshire, Massacusetts,
Rhode Island, Connecticut/New York, New
Jersey/Pennsylvania, Maryland/D.C., Virginia/North Carolina,
Related ALT US 1 decommissionings can be found on the
Route Eliminations page.
- Decommission US 1 between Fort
Kent, ME and Madawaska, ME.
- US 1's new northern terminus would be at the
US/Canadian border at Madawaska, ME.
- Existing US 1 between Fort Kent
and Madawaska becomes a ME 11 extension.
- Reroute US 1 onto ALT US 1 between Millbridge,
ME and Harrington, ME.
- Existing US 1 between Millbridge, ME and
Cherryfield, ME becomes a ME 193 extension.
- Existing US 1 between Cherryfield, ME and
Harrington, ME becomes a ME 182 extension.
- Reroute US 1 onto I-295 (and the connector at
Exit 22) between Exit 22 at Brunswick, ME and the Scarborough Connector at
- Reroute US 1 onto the Scarborough Connector
between I-295 and existing US 1.
- Existing US 1 between the Exit 22 connector and
the Scarborough Connector becomes a ME 24 extension. Existing ME 24
south of US 1 becomes a ME 196 extension.
- ALT US 1 in Portland, ME is decommissioned.
Rationale: Three reasons for
the truncation. First, this segment of US 1 is not on the NHS.
Second, the US/Canada border connection at Madawaska ties into the Trans-Canada
Highway system. Third, this segment goes generally southwest-northeast,
which could be confusing for drivers when "North US 1" is actually going
The realignment between Millbridge and Harrington
follows a more direct routing between the two towns.
The realignment south of Brunswick puts it on the
higher quality direct routing between Brunswick and Portland. The reason
for remaining on its existing alignment south of Portland is to provide a
toll-free alternative to the tolled Maine Turnpike (I-95).
No suggested changes. US 1
remains as-is as a toll-free alternative to I-95.
- From the I-93/US 1 interchange to the I-95/US 1
interchange, reroute US 1 onto the following streets in Boston, from north to
- Storrow Dr
- Connector between Storrow Dr and Fenway
- Park Dr/Fenway
- Centre St
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy
- Boston-Providence Hwy
- Existing US 1 between the two
points reverts to its Interstate designations (I-93 and a short stretch of
Rationale: Though not entirely direct north
of Centre St, this routing is fully on the NHS according to the Boston NHS map,
and overall provides a somewhat more direct and less duplexed routing through
Rhode Island (and a
little bit of MA)
- Reroute US 1 onto ALT US 1 between the US 1/ALT
US 1 junction in Attleboro, MA and I-95 at Exit 2 (MA).
- Reroute US 1 onto I-95 between ALT US 1 in
Attleboro, MA and US 6/RI 10 in Providence, RI.
- Reroute US 1 onto RI 10 between the two I-95
interchanges (Exits 22 and 16).
- Reroute US 1 onto I-95 between RI 10 and RI 4.
- Reroute US 1 onto RI 4 between I-95 and
existing US 1.
- Existing US 1 in Attleboro, MA is turned back to
the city or reverts to a Massachusetts state route designation.
- Existing US 1 north of RI 2 becomes an extended
- Existing US 1 between RI 2 and ALT US 1 becomes
- Existing US 1 between ALT US 1 and RI 102
becomes RI 1A.
- Existing US 1 between RI 102 and RI 4 becomes
Rationale: North of downtown Providence,
gets US 1 onto a more direct route, since there's no other NHS routes in the
corridor and routing it through East Providence (an earlier thought of mine) is
a bit out of the way.
Both RI 10 and RI 4 are freeways on the NHS
(with a little RI)
- Build a seamless connection between US 1 and RI
- Extend CT 78 to I-95 near Anguilla Rd.
- Reroute US 1 onto RI/CT 78.
- Reroute US 1 onto I-95 between CT 78 and New
- Existing US 1 in Westerly reverts to RI 2.
- Existing US 1 between the Pawcatuck River
(CT/RI line) and I-95 becomes a CT 12 extension.
- Reroute US 1 fully onto I-95 between New London
- Reroute US 1 onto hidden CT 796 between I-95
and CT 15/Merritt Pkwy.
- Reroute US 1 onto CT 15/Merritt Pkwy between
hidden CT 796 and the CT/NY line.
- Reroute US 1 onto the Hutchinson River Pkwy
between the CT/NY line and the Bronx/Pelham Pkwy.
- Reroute US 1 onto the Bronx/Pelham Pkwy between
the Hutchinson River Pkwy and existing US 1.
- Existing US 1 outside of existing I-95/US 1
duplexes becomes CT/NY 1A.
Rationale: RI/CT 78 is NHS and a connection
to I-95 is a logical extension of the Westerly Bypass.
With I-95 as the primary corridor, existing US 1
really serves only a secondary purpose between Pawcatuck and Milford.
There are enough independent utility sections of US 1 both north and south of
here to duplex US 1 with I-95 in this region.
Though trucks are restricted on the Merritt
Pkwy/Hutchinson River Pkwy, the corridor is on the NHS and is a major reliever
for I-95, which makes a US designation justifiable, especially given that
existing US 1 is of only secondary importance (as it is east of New Haven).
Due to the Merritt Pkwy/Hutchinson River Pkwy being restricted to commercial traffic, TRUCK US 1 would be designated along
I-95 between hidden CT 796 (the connector to the Merritt Pkwy at Exit 38) and
the Bronx/Pelham Pkwy (NY Exit 8C), then west the short distance to where my
suggested US 1 alignment joins the Bronx/Pelham Pkwy.
No suggested changes.
Existing US 1
is NHS through both states.
- Reroute US 1 onto Howard St in Baltimore, MD,
from North Ave to Martin Luther King Blvd.
- Reroute US 1 onto Martin Luther King Blvd in
Baltimore, MD, from Howard St to Russel St/MD 295.
- Reroute US 1 onto MD 295/Baltimore Washington
Pkwy/DC 295 from Martin Luther King Blvd in Baltimore, MD to the 11th St
Bridge in Washington, DC (upon replacement of the 11th St Bridge and
completion of the missing ramps at the bridge and DC 295).
- Reroute US 1 onto the Southeast Freeway in
Washington, DC, from the 11th St Bridge to I-395.
- Reroute US 1 onto I-395 from the Southwest
Freeway to the existing I-395/US 1 duplex.
- As a temporary measure until the 11th St Bridge
is replaced and missing ramps between the 11th St Bridge and I-295/DC 295 are
added, reroute US 1 onto Benning Rd NE, H St NE/NW, New York Ave NW, and 14th
St NW between DC 295 and I-395.
- Existing US 1 between Howard St in Baltimore,
MD and MD 100 becomes an extended MD 45.
- Existing US 1 between MD 100 and 6th St/Rhode
Island Ave NW in Washington, DC is redesignated as TRUCK US 1.
- Existing US 1 between 6th St/Rhode Island Ave
NW and US 50 is turned back to the city.
- Existing US 1/US 50 duplex becomes US 50.
- Existing US 1 along 14th St NW becomes TRUCK US
Rationale: Although the Baltimore Washington
Pkwy prohibits commercial traffic, the MD 295/BWP/DC 295 corridor is a
controlled-access freeway/parkway between Baltimore and Washington that is a
major alternative to I-95, parallels existing US 1, and is NHS (existing US 1 is
Due to the Baltimore Washington Pkwy being restricted to commercial traffic
between US 50 and MD 175, TRUCK US 1 would be designated along the following
- MD 100 between MD 295/BWP and existing US 1.
- Existing US 1 between MD 100 and 6th St NW in
- Rhode Island Ave NW between 6th St NW and Logan
- Vermont Ave NW between Logan Circle and Thomas
- 14th St NW between Thomas Circle and I-395.
- Reroute US 1 onto I-85 from near Petersburg, VA
(at Exit 63) to near Henderson, NC (Exit 218).
- Existing US 1 between I-85 near Petersburg and
the VA/NC state line becomes VA 4.
- Existing VA 4 is downgraded to SR 674.
- Existing US 1 (and part of US 401) between the
VA/NC line and US 158 at Norlina becomes NC 4.
- Existing US 401 between Norlina and Warrenton
becomes NC 4.
- Existing NC 58 between Warrenton and NC 43
becomes NC 4.
- Existing NC 43 between NC 58 and US 64 becomes
- Existing NC 4 between US 158 and NC 561 becomes
an extended NC 903.
- The existing NC 4/NC 561 duplex reverts to NC
- The existing NC 4/NC 48 duplex reverts to NC
- Existing NC 4 between I-95 and US 301 becomes
Rationale: Unlike between Petersburg and
D.C., where US 1 is a major reliever for traffic-clogged I-95, US 1 between
Petersburg and Henderson is more of secondary importance. The VA/NC 4
reroute is in part due to earlier coordination between the two states to have
state routes retain the same number when crossing the VA/NC state line.
- Reroute US 1 onto US 601 between existing US 1
and I-20 (Exit 92) near Lugoff.
- Reroute US 1 onto I-20 between US 601/Exit 92
and Existing US 1/Exit 22 north of Aiken.
- Existing US 1 between I-20 Exit 92 and I-20
Exit 22 reverts to a South Carolina state route designation.
Rationale: Except for a short segment west
of Columbia that could easily be part of another U.S. route, none of this
segment is NHS and it is of secondary importance due to the proximity of I-20.
No suggested changes.
Existing US 1
is NHS through Georgia.
Reroute US 1 onto ALT US 1 in
Existing US 1 in Jacksonville, FL
becomes FL 5.
Rationale: Eliminates an ALT designation and
provides a slightly more direct and partially-freeway alignment around downtown
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