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Old 06-24-2016, 06:16 PM   #15
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We went up the 5 last July, man was I surprised it was terrible. It was worse then driving the roads in Mexico. (nice to see our tax dollars at work)
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We went up the 5 last July, man was I surprised it was terrible. It was worse then driving the roads in Mexico. (nice to see our tax dollars at work)
They have been tearing up and resurfacing many mile stretches of I5. In some cases there were no warning signs when you were about to fall off the end of the earth. I really don't understand how CalTrans permitted huge expanses to be torn up at once and secondly why the first CHIPS officer who hit one of the drop offs he didn't get a warning sign in place, pronto. The upside is when the resurfacing is completed the ride is very smooth. I am hoping by this fall all the work will be done. Of course, it looks like they never intend to fix the area under overpasses on I5. On 99 the problem is the underpasses are left undone.
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:29 PM   #17
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F4gary, Not sure how far north in CA you are, but I try to avoid as much of CA as I can and I have found an excellent route from WA to AZ. I-5 S to Shasta then US 89 to US 44 thru Shasta Nat. forest, Susanville, then 395 to Reno, I-80 as others have suggested.

The route on 89 and 44 is very good, little traffic and 55 MPH which is your max in CA anyway.

Take a look, you may find it fits your requirements.

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Old 06-25-2016, 11:46 PM   #18
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F4gary, Not sure how far north in CA you are, but I try to avoid as much of CA as I can and I have found an excellent route from WA to AZ. I-5 S to Shasta then US 89 to US 44 thru Shasta Nat. forest, Susanville, then 395 to Reno, I-80 as others have suggested.

The route on 89 and 44 is very good, little traffic and 55 MPH which is your max in CA anyway.

Take a look, you may find it fits your requirements.

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Just did a trip from Chico to Grants Pass, OR. I5 is pretty nice north of Sacramento.
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F4Gary, I am convinced that the Caltrans Engineers got most of their experience designing jumps for Evil Knievel. The thought of traversing from a overpass to the roadway without some sort of jump seems out of the equation for most of them. JH
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I live here on 99. Both suck but I prefer I5. Going east I like 50. Two lane but easy driving and fuel is plentiful now thanks to debit pay pumps. 395 south from Susanville is a good drive all the way to four corners. Roller coaster from four corners to 15. Love my 8 air bags....Hate Calif roads!
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No matter which hwy, I-5 or 99 you take, there will be times you are convinced that the other one MUST BE BETTER THAN THIS!

But it is just sections, and about the time you have just had it with the road, it gets better.
For a while.
You got that right!!
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