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Interstate 35W is the name of the western half of Interstate 35, which is used in two regions along its length. I-35 is a long north-south Interstate Highway having termini in Laredo, Texas and Duluth, Minnesota, and is the only existing Interstate highway to be 'split' into two separate interstates designated by location to serve different destinations. The reason for this is partly political, as both Minnesota and Texas have "twin cities" that each wanted Interstate 35 to themselves. Any alternate numbering scheme would likely cause "gaps" in the interstate, leading to confusion. The companion route to I-35W is the eastern Interstate 35E. Image File history File links Interstate 35W marker sign File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Interstate 35 (I-35) is an interstate highway running north-south in the central United States. ... A typical rural stretch of Interstate Highway, with two lanes in each direction separated by a large grassy median, and with cross-traffic limited to overpasses and underpasses. ... Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, on the north shore of the Rio Grande (Rio Bravo), across from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. ... Duluth is a town in and the county seat of St. ... State nickname: North Star State Other U.S. States Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) Official languages None Area 225,365 km² (12th)  - Land 206,375 km²  - Water 18,990 km² (8. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry (R) Official languages None. ... Twin cities are either: two towns or cities that are geographically close to each other, and often referred to collectively; or two distant cities which, perhaps because of similar circumstances, such as industrial decline, or demographics, agree to partner each other and share expertise (e. ... Interstate 35E is the name used for the eastern half of Interstate 35 in two segments where the highway splits to serve different cities. ...

Perhaps though it should be said that the split of Interstate 35, is simply the only remnant of an older, clumsy-albeit-logical, system of directional suffixes. Interstate 135 in Kansas was also originally labeled I-35W. For the history of other suffixed routes, look particularly at Interstate 84 (former I-80N), Interstate 86 (former I-15E), Interstate 75 (part of which was I-75E), and Interstate 81 which once had I-81E, now numbered as the I-380 spur of Interstate 80. There were many others, however it was quickly seen that confusion reigned with branching directionally-suffixed routes that did not return to the parent. Since regardless of the route of I-35E or I-35W that one chooses, one eventually comes back to a unified I-35, the AASHTO committees allowed these to stay. Interstate 135 (I-135) is a 95. ... Interstate 84 is the designation of two interstate highways in the United States. ... Interstate 86 is the designation of two interstate highways in different parts of the United States. ... Interstate 75 is an interstate highway in the midwest and southeastern United States. ... I-81 looking southbound near mile 245, Harrisonburg, Virginia. ... Interstate 80 as seen from an overpass in Davis, California Interstate 80 is the second-longest interstate highway in the United States. ... This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...

Interstate 35W in Minnesota

Interstate 35 splits in eastern Minnesota at Columbus Township in the north and Burnsville to the south. I-35W runs through Minnesota's largest city, Minneapolis, while I-35E serves neighboring St. Paul, the state capital. I-35W essentially supplants the now-decommissioned highways of old U.S. 8 north of Minneapolis, and old U.S. 65 south of the city. Burnsville is a city located in Dakota County, Minnesota. ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota in the United States and the county seat of Hennepin County. ... State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Decommissioned highway Largely in the United States of America, as the states build freeways as a new classification of highways, the state may strip the old highway of its old designation as a numbered highway or downgrade it to a lesser status. ... United States Highway 8 is a United States highway that runs primarily east-west for 281 miles (452 km), mostly within the state of Wisconsin. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ...

Mileposts and exits are numbered independently on I-35W, while they are contiguous with the rest of the interstate on I-35E. Exit number 1 on I-35W is in Burnsville. The highway itself is marked as an "exit" from I-35E on both ends, Exit 88B on the south end and Exit 127 on the north end. I-35E is about 2 miles shorter than I-35W.


  • The route passes through the two most notorious interchanges in the Twin Cities, the Crosstown Commons at Minnesota State Highway 62 and only about 5 miles (8 km) north of that passes through Spaghetti Junction at Interstate 94. Reconstruction of both interchanges are on short and long range plans, respectively.
  • Unlike Texas's I-35E/35W set, there is no return access to the other route at the endpoints.

Minnesota State Highway 62 is an unusual road in the highway system of Minnesota, as it actually has two distinct portions—the only such highway in the state. ... For other Spaghetti Junctions, see Spaghetti Junction (disambiguation) Spaghetti Junction (officially Gravelly Hill Interchange) is junction 6 of the M6 motorway in Birmingham, England, and is so named for its impressive system of intertwined loops and ramps. ... I-94 redirects here. ...

Interstate 35W in Texas

Interstate 35 splits in northern Texas at Denton to the north and Hillsboro to the south. I-35W passes through Fort Worth, while the more easterly Interstate 35E passes through Dallas. I-35W supplants the old U.S. Highway 81 through and south of Fort Worth and largely supplants the extant U.S. Highway 377 between Denton and Fort Worth. Denton, Fort Worth, and Waco are control cities on this highway. Interstate 35W is the more direct route for long-distance north-south expressway traffic, as is noted on signs north and south of the 35W/35E splits near Denton and Hillsboro. Denton is a city located in Denton County, Texas. ... Hillsboro is a city located in Hill County, Texas. ... Downtown Fort Worth Fort Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork of the Trinity River. ... Interstate 35E is the name used for the eastern half of Interstate 35 in two segments where the highway splits to serve different cities. ... Downtown Dallas City nickname: Fashion City Location in the state of Texas Counties Dallas County Collin County Denton County Mayor Laura Miller Area   â€“Land   â€“Water 385. ... United States Highway 81 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 377 is a north-south United States highway. ... Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ...

I-35W is 85 miles in length, nearly 12 miles shorter than its eastern companion. The milepost numbering arrangement is just like what is done in Minnesota, although the lowest-numbered exit is at the southern end of the highway.

  Results from FactBites:
Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Minneapolis, Minnesota (5725 words)
Interstate 394 is largely an upgraded segment of U.S. Highway 12 which comes into the city from the western and then joins I-94 to follow that road around downtown and into St. Paul.
U.S. Highway 52 follows Interstate 94 north of the metro area, so it is considered to follow that all of the way through the city today, though it had originally been routed along surface streets and along University Avenue between Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Minnesota State Highway 121 (Richfield to Minneapolis) is a spur that connects Interstate 35W with Lyndale Avenue in South Minneapolis.
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