And I only moved across country but where I came from we called our freeways by name or number with the word 'the' in front. So The Ten might have referred to The Santa Monica Freeway or The San Bernardino Freeway. The Five was The Golden State Freeway. You get my drift. There is no 'the' here in New Jersey. Ninety-five (95) is just that as is 33 or 35.
Go figure and let me know if you do.