One of the delights offered by the expanding U. S. Interstate Highway System is the prospect of vast stretches of highway, completely free of intersections and traffic lights.
A driver can wheel onto the Massachusetts Turnpike in downtown Boston, pick up the New York Thruway (Interstate 90), continue through Pennsylvania to Interstate 71 leading to the Ohio Turnpike and Indiana Toll Road (both posted Interstate 80/90), then, using the Chicago bypass, proceed on Interstate 80 to the outskirts of Council Bluffs, Iowa, join Interstate 20 to Sioux Falls, S. D., and then back on Interstate 90 to Chamberlain, S. D.,—all without a stoplight.
Total distance: 1802 miles. Time to make the trip (driving ten hours a day): three days, versus four days a decade ago.
“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, . . .” – Daniel 12:4