HomeHumorGeographic Perversity In New England Geographic Perversity In New England Jay Tea June 5, 2004 Humor 4 Comments Cow Hampshire has some interesting tricks on its roads. There On War D-Day 60th Anniversary Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditEmailMoreLinkedInPinterestPrintTumblrPocket Related Posts Andrew Sullivan Puts His Best Face Forward Dim Bulbs Batboy Lives About The Author Jay Tea 4 Comments Boyd June 5, 2004 While it’s amusing when it happens (and it happens fairly often), this is just the nature of our wandering roads. Especially in mountainous regions or along rivers, large lakes, etc., roads have to go in wildly varying directions. The example I’m most familiar with is an approximately eight mile stretch where I-81 and I-77 share the road in southwest Virginia. While the road is generally oriented east-west, while you’re traveling down I-81 South, you’re also on I-77 North, and vice versa. I always get a little chuckle out of it. Lachlan June 6, 2004 Same thing here in WA state; we have several places where smaller, more rural roads do doubletime on names and directions. Jon June 7, 2004 Oh no, giving the Mass Hwy Dept more money is like flushing it down the toilet. Mass Turnpike tolls were only supposed to exist long enough to pay for the initial construction of the highway, but just try traking that money away from Capitol Hill nowadays! Jeff Medcalf June 7, 2004 Hah! In Dallas you can travel South on East North-West Highway. Take that!