These routes are officially part of the Eisenhower Interstate System, yet are official essentially only on paper or internal documentation as no shields or other signage of their existence is posted. The routes otherwise adhere to Interstate standards and receive funding similarly to other fully posted routes.
Unsigned Interstates are generally not posted in an effort to not confuse or overburden motorists with an additional number on an already signed route. This is the case with not signing Interstate 595 in Maryland due to well established status of U.S. 50 along the same stretch of freeway. Interstates 124 and 296 were previously posted, but later transitioned into unsigned routes due to overlaps with much longer U.S. Highways.
|Interstate||South/West End||North/East End|
|110||TX||Bridge of the Americas||El Paso|
|315||MT||Great Falls||downtown Great Falls|
|444||OK||downtown Tulsa||downtown Tulsa|
|345||TX||downtown Dallas||downtown Dallas|
|478||NY||Brooklyn, NY||Manhattan, NY|
|878||NY||Queens / John F. Kennedy International Airport||Queens|
|595||MD||New Carrollton, MD||Annapolis|
|296||MI||Grand Rapids||Grand Rapids|
|A-1||Anchorage||Canadian Border – Yukon Territory|
Interstate 345 is signed as “TO U.S. 75 North” for northbound and “To IH 45 South” for southbound.
Interstate 495 was moved from the Maine Turnpike mainline to the Falmouth Spur in 2004. Since the Spur is so short, MaineDOT opted to establish it as an unsigned route. Signs instead direct motorists west to I-95 or east to I-295.