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Old 04-03-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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CAUTION!! Avoid I-295 SE of Richmond at all cost

Fellow RVr's beware and go very slow -.. went from north of Atlanta to Williamsburg VA today. Most of the trip up I-85 was ok.. a few rough stretches. Probably the worst of I-85 was in Virginia, lots of potholes and pavement gaps. However!! the stretch on I-295 from exit 9 to exit 28 was just about the worst stretch of Interstate I have been on. If you can avoid this, please do. If you can't be prepared to drive slowly - I would say 50mph max!
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:55 AM   #2
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Glad for the warning as we may be in that area the end of the month.

Let me add another interstate to avoid if possible - I-88, entire 118 mile length between Binghamton, NY and Schenectady, NY. There are a few areas that have been repaved in the past few years but are bounded by the cracked and heaved original 1960's concrete
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:22 AM   #3
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We need to call the powers that be to have our roads properly replaced..this is not good...especially the east where toll roads are everywhere. The west is very bad as well...
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wasn't the "shovel ready" stimulus program supposed to address this?
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Also add I-81 in PA north of Scranton. I checked the car in Wilkes Barre at the rest area everything was ok, traveled the turnpike around Scranton and stopped at Cracker Barrel Exit 5 in Binghamton and the RF tire was completely gone. Fortunately there was enough rubber left on the rim that cushioned against the tread section that was flopping around to prevent damage to the rim. AAA came while we were eating in CB and we were on the road with our donut.

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wasn't the "shovel ready" stimulus program supposed to address this?
I don't think it's the roads that are "shovel ready".
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I don't think it's the roads that are "shovel ready".
I agree with you.

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Exclamation I-295

We traveled this road last week and it was full of patches and very rough.
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Add I-71 Northbound south of Columbus OH

I-71 Northbound south of Columbus OH, the slow lane felt like it was going to breaking something. I had to keep moving to the right on the shoulder to avoid that strip of patches on patches with potholes where the right tires had to be.
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I checked the car in Wilkes Barre at the rest area everything was ok, traveled the turnpike around Scranton and stopped at Cracker Barrel Exit 5 in Binghamton and the RF tire was completely gone. Fortunately there was enough rubber left on the rim that cushioned against the tread section that was flopping around to prevent damage to the rim. AAA came while we were eating in CB and we were on the road with our donut.

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It appears that you are a prime candidate for a TPMS.

I would strongly suggest that you invest in one!

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I was on 295n, after the tall bridge and before the 64e exit, and did not see the huge dips before and after a short overpass, and I think my azz lifted off the seat, at least it felt that way. Otherwise, the northbound potholes have been repaired since winter, and the southbound lanes looked like they've been repaved. The whole thing was horrible in Jan-Mar.
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Fellow RVr's beware and go very slow - the stretch on I-295 from exit 9 to exit 28 was just about the worst stretch of Interstate I have been on. If you can avoid this, please do. If you can't be prepared to drive slowly - I would say 50 mph max!
I just drove that stretch of road twice going to and from Cherry Hill RV Park in Maryland for a week long Washington DC RV tour with Fantasy Tours.

I didn't notice anything wrong with it BUT I am also not a fast driver plus I pay attention to the speed limits.

I drove the entire length of I-295 on the east side and there are much worse roads that I have driven on such as I-10 east OR west bound in Louisiana.

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Unless they've changed recently, I can't see anything being worse than Louisiana's I-20 in Shreveport and Monroe...
We actually left the ground in both cities going the speed limit with our 5'er...
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I drove the entire length of I-295 on the east side and there are much worse roads that I have driven on such as I-10 east OR west bound in Louisiana.



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That being said, the OP should NEVER attempt the NJ Turnpike from exit 11 to 18 among others. I actually was a little annoyed with I-295 last January & March but have been on much worse
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