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Old 07-11-2016, 05:30 AM   #1
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Bad roads

Just completed a 2800 mile round trip from N. central Florida, Ga-Tn-Ky-Mo-Ar-Ms-Al and back. The further we proceeded outbound, the worse the roads got, That is until we got to Mississippi.US49 south through Jackson is an absolute nightmare! Repaired potholes that were still 2 feet deep. broken pavement - I could go on and on. Traffic moving 65-70, many semis, don't slow down or get run over! Campground owner where we stayed that night, told us it was "Yazoo clay", an engineers nightmare.They had never found a way to stabilize it for a roadbed. How we got through it without breaking something I'll never know. We did enjoy the cheaper fuel prices, but all in all, Florida has the highest prices, but the best roads. Guess I'll not complain so much at the pumps anymore.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:07 AM   #2
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Well, I-20 through Jackson MS is no better. We came through there last summer coming home to FL. What's funny is DH told me to route us home so we wouldn't go I-10 through Louisiana as we had done that the year before, and it was hideous. Wasn't any better on I-20 through Jackson, if not worse!! If I had dentures, I'm sure they would've fallen out. We've encountered other horrible roads and always comment on how pathetic and embarrassing it is. Someone's brother-in-law or cousin probably got the contract to do the road...follow the money.

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Originally Posted by TheOldMan76 View Post
.......told us it was "Yazoo clay", an engineers nightmare.They had never found a way to stabilize it for a roadbed.........

Yeah, there's always some excuse, isn't there? Clay, sand, swamp, cold winter, trucks, hot summer, yada, yada, yada.......
Fact is, they build them cheap. If the road was built right to start, and properly cared for, it would last and it would be less expensive in the long run. There are only two ways to do things: right, or again.

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