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The I-80 or Interstate 80 is a transcontinental highway in the former United States that begins in San Francisco and ends in New Jersey in the New York City metropolitan area.

Background

The stretch of I-80 in northern Nevada is also the home to a band of nomadic raiders dubbed the 80s due to their constant patrol of that stretch of the I-80 area and use of highway signs as armor and indication of rank.[Non-canon 1]

Layout

The I-80 connects many territories together, from NCR to Salt Lake City to New Canaan. However, it is too risky to travel as the rangers are too busy in the Mojave to keep the raiders off it.[1]

Appearances

I-80 is mentioned only in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on Honest Hearts.

Behind the scenes

I-80 is based on the real world interstate of the same name.

References

  1. The Courier: "Why can't you get to Salt Lake City?"
    Jed Masterson: "Without New Canaan's mission in Zion, the only ways to Salt Lake City are down the old I-80 or up through Ogden. The highway's too risky - NCR's rangers are so busy here in the Mojave they don't have the manpower to keep the raiders off. Ogden's just too far - we'd lose more in travel expenses than we'd ever earn."
    (Jed Masterson's dialogue)

Non-canon

  1. "They are easily recognized by the "80" signs they wear strapped across their chests. High-ranking members usually have the Interstate 80 red and blue signs. Lower-ranking members wear green Highway 80 signs and the ordinary grunts make do with what is left over."
    J.E. Sawyer's Fallout RPG; Organizations
Fallout: New Vegas roadways
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