At Mile 22, Interstate 80 becomes 70 MPH. This is mile 26, and it is just east of Reno. Here I80 has a 14 mile long stretch of very noisy pavement.
I was not able to go to a distant family reunion out in Reno. This is I80 in Washoe county.
What does it sound like? (.wav file, 330 kb)
The noisy stretch ends around here. Since early 1998, I80 in this sector has had remote control variable speed limit signs and remote control chain required signs. This area can have a lot of snow, and wrecks, in some storms. The Truckee river is next to the freeway and it is very scenic. I80 replaced US40 through here.
This area has some stretches like I10 near Benson, Arizona because the freeway is by red soil.