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Old 05-03-2016, 05:10 AM   #1
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divided highways

anyone know where I might get a map of the US that shows 4 lane divided highways?..............I would rather use these types of highways rather than interstate highways (freeways) or narrow, two lane roads............so far, I have only been able to identify such roads by using google maps and zooming in.................I like these roads as they are usually more scenic than interstates, but give you plenty of lane width and a wider berm........any help would be appreciated................thanks
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Did a quick search to find this www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/images/nhs.pdf
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It's been a long time since I looked at a REAL map, as opposed to a GPS or Google maps. But I've always been under the impression that you could tell the type of road by its color on the map. I'm not sure if it's consistent across map makers, or if you have to look for a key on the map to tell you what the colors mean.
For instance, looking at maps.google.com I see roads that I know to be 4 lane (not interstate) are yellow.
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Get a "Motor Carriers Atlas" by Rand McNally all road types are identified by different colors or side of coloring, it very easy to identify 4 lane roads on any map.
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What I do is use Bing maps looking at a route I might want. Then I use the satellite view and zoom in. You'll be able to see if it's a 4 lane or not.
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X2 on the Motor Carrier Atlas. It will also show you height restrictions and all sorts of interesting information. The regular Rand McNally Atlas you can buy in Wal-Mart has a legend for road types (as does the app version).
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X2 on the Motor Carrier Atlas. It will also show you height restrictions and all sorts of interesting information. The regular Rand McNally Atlas you can buy in Wal-Mart has a legend for road types (as does the app version).
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I know this is an older thread but echoing the info that the Rand McNally maps differentiate between two and four lane roads but AAA maps do as well. It's one of the reasons I like the AAA maps better than the RM ones.

I know many state maps do but you'd have to contact 50 different outlets to get one!
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We have been looking in Wal-Mart for their Rand McNally map and they have stopped carrying it (at least in the multiple Wal-Marts we have shopped at in the Midwest). Reasoning according to the staff is that everyone seems to have a GPS so their paper map is not needed anymore. We will get one at a truck stop. Sometimes one just wants to look at a map bigger than a phone or tablet screen.
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We have been looking in Wal-Mart for their Rand McNally map and they have stopped carrying it (at least in the multiple Wal-Marts we have shopped at in the Midwest). Reasoning according to the staff is that everyone seems to have a GPS so their paper map is not needed anymore. We will get one at a truck stop. Sometimes one just wants to look at a map bigger than a phone or tablet screen.
Bookstores like Barnes and Noble sell them.
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Wow, here I thought everyone tried to get away from the big highway, interstates, we always look for those two lane highways (one lane each direction) just for the scenic quality and the feeling how it once was even here in California. Anyway as to the first post, the Good Sam Club has a trip planner that you can choose what type highway you want.
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While it doesn't include all non interstate possibilities, the Road Trip USA site includes information about the major US non interstate highways still left. Pick a route & check attractions state by state.
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Next time your in a truck stop look for atlases there. They have several different types for truckers, even large type.
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