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Old 05-07-2016, 07:21 AM   #1
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Worst roads that you have driven on.

I just went to New Orleans from Houston and a section of I-10 around Orange was extremely rough. Was not that bad a few months ago, must be from the flooding. What roads have been the worst that you have traveled? What are the ones you would try to avoid and re route around if you could?

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Old 05-07-2016, 07:28 AM   #2
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Actually, that part of I-10 wasn't totally because of the flooding. We were over that section two years ago and parts of it were so bad I would have sworn we were driving down a staircase.

Colorado Hwy 149 between Creede and Lake City was so rough the last two years I thought our front shades were going to fall out of the brackets.

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Old 05-07-2016, 07:28 AM   #3
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2 years ago, I-70 across Indiana! for sure, the worst in my travels!
45 mph on the interstate! or slower! , and I did not know if the Coach was going to survive it!
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:41 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
2 years ago, I-70 across Indiana! for sure, the worst in my travels!
45 mph on the interstate! or slower! , and I did not know if the Coach was going to survive it!
I-65 in Indiana from Louisville to Indianapolis. Potholes at every pavement joint. Couldn't dodge them either. The governor of Indiana should be sentenced to drive it both ways every day until it's fixed!
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:46 AM   #5
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I drove from Florida to Arizona and took I-10 the whole way and there are sections of I-10 that would rattle your teeth out. I think the sections were rougher that some the forest service roads I drive, Texas was the worst.
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Old 05-07-2016, 07:46 AM   #6
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If it's bad for 5 miles, we leave it for more pleasant non-interstate roads.

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Old 05-07-2016, 07:54 AM   #7
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I-65 through Birmingham, Al. is pretty bad, not that it is potholed our broken up, it's very poorly laid concrete.
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Try the Cross Bronx Expressway.
It's better when traffic is going 30 mph. I won't travel it more than 45mph. Unfortunately it's more often 3 mph, or not moving at all. Thankfully it's only about 10 miles, but easily the worst 10 miles of any road trip for me.
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I-5, between Chehalis and Longview WA. The date May 23, 1980. The event, 5 days after Mt. St. Helen erupted. The reason, parts supply run for RV Mfg. Ash covered the road, guard rails, lines, all the same gray color. To survive, we went single file 25mph, no one was allowed to pass to stir up the dust cloud. You couldn't see the guard rail, lane lines, or 50 feet in front of you.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:07 AM   #10
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Just ran the Brooklyn Queens Expressway.

3 lanes until right lane becomes exit. You fight for center lane only to have it happen again at the next Manhattan bridge.

Much longer then the Cross Bronx but not as busted up. Be on that next week.
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Lafayette to Morgan City, LA (on our way to Grand Isle state park). Was pulling 5th wheel travel trailer and actually had both axles bounce off the ground according to my cousin who was following us. Worst road that I can remember ever being on with sections of broken concrete.
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:39 AM   #12
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Hi, new here... We travelled across country. Yes! I-10 to Louisianna was bad. So much so, that the interior in the fifth sustained damage. Curtains fell and the large facia above the slide came down. But the roads just about everywhere are horrible.
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Try traveling the Top Of The World Highway from Dawson City Yukon to Chicken Alaska after a rain storm. It's 100+ miles of the worst road on the planet. To give you a clue as to how bad it gets there's construction equipment staged along the way. After each rain storm they regrade the washed out portions so the tourists in their motorhomes and trailers can pass.

We happened to take the route just after a hard rain, but before the road was regraded. The average speed was 11 mph with a top speed of 20 mph and a minimum of 5 mph. The entire time the dishes were jumping around in the cupboards, things were falling off the walls, and everything in the refrigerator was either upside down or packed into a corner.

It took us over 12 hours to make the trip. When we got to Chicken the motorhome was so dirty you couldn't even tell what color it was. We moved on to a campground in TOK and spent another couple hours washing it before we dared open the slide and setup for the night. We will never travel that road again.
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How about those bridge abutments on HWY10 in Texas and Louisiana. Dentists need to do road side assistance on that stretch of road.

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