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Old 12-16-2019, 09:57 PM   #99
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401 through Toronto Ontario they say is the most travelled corridor in North America and I would not dispute that as I have to travel through there regularly to get to my daughters
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Washington DC even in a car
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:27 AM   #101
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San Francisco, no doubt.
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Old 12-17-2019, 08:58 AM   #102
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All cities have their challenges but after getting stuck in St. Louis for 3 hours looking for diesel I decided to make a flight plan before my day of travel. I open up Google Maps in advance and plot my route then check the travel time at various times of the weekday or weekend. Most cities are best between 10-2 on weekdays. Watch for weekend rush on Fridays (out) and Sundays (in). There is a lot to see in these cities so don't just pass through.
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:18 PM   #103
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Birmingham, Al!! I65 is the roughest road we've come across ANYWHERE. The first time through about 20 years ago, we were towing a 5th wheel with two bikes on a rack on the rear. got to the North side, stopped expecting to find all of the cabinets on the floor. instead, the bike rack was bent back with bikes almost touching the ground. 2019 back to the south driving a Monaco MH. No better!!! If you want to destroy ur equipment, drive through birmingham!! GGGGRRRR!!!!
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Old 12-17-2019, 05:38 PM   #104
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Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, all things LA. I also avoid I-40 west of Flagstaff.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:26 AM   #105
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I would avoid DC just because of the toxic fumes emitted by the politicians
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:42 PM   #106
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The westbound entry to the Kilpatrick (?) tollway in Oklahoma City is 1. Unattended booth, 2. Has one rate sign listing prices located just as you are slowing and avoiding traffic weaving ahead as they look for the best lane, 3. accepts coins only, 4. Has a change machine with a slot well below what any driver in a MH can reach (but you dont know how much change to get anyway because you couldn't read the sign in time). Ask me how I know. Dont hold up the long line, just blast through. No worries. Call tollway violations section. Talk to Fred. He'll take care of you. BTW: it's $4.90 for 5 axles.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:37 PM   #108
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Short answer. All cities between 3:30 and 6:30 pm and & 7-9:30 AM.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:44 PM   #109
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Memphis Tennessee.

Most large cities can have rush hour traffic. No surprise. Driving thru Memphis was one pot hole after another. I thought it was going to destroy our coach. I think I have two cracked floor tiles because of the roads driving thru the city on the interstate.

The King says "thank you, thankyouverymuch". Enjoy the Graceland tour...

Not only are the roads terrible, MEM has some of the worst drivers to ever operate an automobile. I think worse that Philly, so that's saying something.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:42 PM   #110
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I come from Long Island NY. If I wanted to go anywhere, I had to drive thru NY City. It is what It is.

I don't avoid city's, I take the highways thru them. What's the big deal, some traffic ?
Lon Gisland? I thought I detected an accent in your writing!
Yeah, sometimes it's best to hit the traffic in the middle lane and stay there through the city; at rush hour the loops and beltways are just as bad and makes the route longer.


Leaving Ft Worth a few weeks ago at 430p was an adventure (in my car). There were toll express/HOV lanes that ended up moving no faster that the "free" lanes. There was no 'thru town' way to get back to I35W...
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Tacoma-Seattle, actually all of I-5 in western Washington.
Las Vegas is not much fun.
Phoenix is not bad, they just opened the 202 loop and that makes I-10 through town much better. 10 was always the worst in the area.
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Shreveport La. worst roads I have ever seen. Apparently they spend their money on river boat casinos and not highway improvements.
Riverboats fund the tax base, not the other way around. Highways, if U.S Highways or Interstate are mostly funded by U.S. tax dollars, 90% I think. State and local highways are funded by those individual political subdivisions.

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When traveling across the country, what cities do you find the most challenging to pass through? And what routes do you use to avoid them?
My opinion was that the poster was referring to traffic conditions not road maintenance conditions. Naturally I could have misinterpreted the post.

As a long time Shreveport resident, I can attest to its traffic congestion or lack there of. Interstate I-220 is best for most routing. If arriving by I-49 from the north take I-220 east or west as the case may be. Similar routing when arriving from the south. I have never seen traffic slow to a crawl on I-220 or US Hwy 3132. Taking I-20 through mid city will save you about 4 miles, but frequently slows during frequent rush hour times.

In my travels around the U.S. Canada, central and south America, Shreveport would not even make the worst 100.

As is with anything, it is an opinionated opinion.

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