Will Travel Backwards as Long as it's Forwards
September 26, 2013 12:34 PM Subscribe
Which roads in the world travel opposite their lane direction designation for at least a mile or more? In other words, say you are traveling northbound on Interstate 35, but for a short time the road bends so much that you are actually traveling south, even though you are still in what started as the northbound lane.
posted by TinWhistle to travel & transportation (27 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Additionally, how are these roads signed? I assume that if you take an entrance ramp onto a south-traveling northbound lane, the sign still says "North" at the beginning of the ramp, right? Might seem silly, but I live by a major interstate that is westbound and travels south for a bit, but the locals tell people to head "south" though it is signed "west", and guests get lost and go the wrong way quite frequently.
I know of plenty of roads that are north-south which travel east-west for a while, but I haven't run across any that are north-south but travel south-north for a while. I am not really talking about switchbacks through the mountains, but rather longer stretches that reverse for a good mile or more.