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Old 09-23-2014, 03:09 PM   #15
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In order bad to worse:

- I15 West of New Orleans (just plain rough)
- I80 in Indiana (same)
- I65 in Indiana (same but worse)
- I40 East of Williams (rougher and no let up till West of Williams)
- I5/US101 anywhere in CA (the "hoop de coos" roller coaster ride broke the straps on the MC)
- Some state road North of West Yellowstone (broke the highway peg the MC was tied down to)!!!!!

It is a shame we couldn't spend some of that enormous amount of budget spent overseas on infrastructure and the jobs created to fix our Interstate and US highways. Pls don't turn into a political commentary...the point that I'm trying to get across is the road system is deteriorating faster than it is being repaired. Out West is the worst, but i wouldn't disagree about I95 on the East coast as well! That's all....and it needs money...now!
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l\Loking for routing suggestions, currently in Old Orchard Beach, Me headed to St Johnsbury, Vt. on Thursday. Looking for routes that avoid thruways etc.
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l\Loking for routing suggestions, currently in Old Orchard Beach, Me headed to St Johnsbury, Vt. on Thursday. Looking for routes that avoid thruways etc.
Rt 2 accross Maine and whatever it might change to on the way. Hilly but not all that bad. Just did Maine to turnoff to N Conway NH.
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I-15 out of LA up to Vegas is pretty bad. I also really dislike the concrete freeways of Houston with uneven bridge abutments all along the way.
Yeah, if memory serves, closer to Vegas the tire noise is almost unbearable...
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In order bad to worse:

- I15 West of New Orleans (just plain rough)
- I80 in Indiana (same)
- I65 in Indiana (same but worse)
- I40 East of Williams (rougher and no let up till West of Williams)
- I5/US101 anywhere in CA (the "hoop de coos" roller coaster ride broke the straps on the MC)
- Some state road North of West Yellowstone (broke the highway peg the MC was tied down to)!!!!!

It is a shame we couldn't spend some of that enormous amount of budget spent overseas on infrastructure and the jobs created to fix our Interstate and US highways. Pls don't turn into a political commentary...the point that I'm trying to get across is the road system is deteriorating faster than it is being repaired. Out West is the worst, but i wouldn't disagree about I95 on the East coast as well! That's all....and it needs money...now!

We spent 1.7 Trillion dollars on the Iraq war and look at where it is today? Meanwhile, we have bridges collapsing, corroded gas lines and a deteriorating interstate system just for a start.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:49 AM   #20
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Pls don't turn into a political statement. We just need to spend more money on roads, wherever it will come from.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:54 AM   #21
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Worst road in America = Louisiana.

You have to want to build roads this rough.

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We spent 1.7 Trillion dollars on the Iraq war and look at where it is today? Meanwhile, we have bridges collapsing, corroded gas lines and a deteriorating interstate system just for a start.
If memory serves me correct, didn't we have bad roads before this? ...just saying...
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We just did the PA turnpike about a month ago, west to east from the I-79 interchange all the way to the Downingtown exit, which is about 30 miles west of Philly. The eastbound lanes were not TOO bad, although there was construction here and there on the WESTbound lanes around Harrisburg. The Turnpike's NE extension is also undergoing a lot of work, in both north and south directions.
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hwy 69/75 from Big Cabin Oklahoma south to Sherman Tex will beat your rig to death. It is a great shortcut to get from I 44 to I 20 but really hard on a RV
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I am confident that I-95 on the east side of the George Washington bridge has to be the worst road in America. Drove it earlier today, after paying a $68.00 tool to cross the bridge and have never driven over such a rough road as exist there.
Do you have a worst road story to share?
I-65 from Louisville, KY to Indianapolis, IN. That road is criminal negligence. The Governor of Indiana should be sentenced to drive that road non-stop, fulltime until it's replaced (I don't think it can be fixed it's so bad). Parts of I-35 in Oklahoma are pretty bad also.
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Notice many of the reported highways are the high volume pathways. More traffic, especially trucks, means more wear and more inconvenience when under rebuild. Volunteer to pay higher fuel taxes, tolls, etc. to fix our crumbling infrastructure. We've spent decades passing the problem on to our children by deferred maintenance. Sadly, repairs don't get cheaper with delay.
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Worst road in America

I agree with I-15 west of New Orleans being pretty rough, and I-40 east of Kingman, Arizona being really bad.

But my vote for the worst road I've driven is the stretch I drove last May on old Hy-99 south of Sacramento until (as I recall) around Fresno. The bumps, bad pavement, lane closures, pot holes, and etc. just never seemed to let up.
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Notice many of the reported highways are the high volume pathways. More traffic, especially trucks, means more wear and more inconvenience when under rebuild. Volunteer to pay higher fuel taxes, tolls, etc. to fix our crumbling infrastructure. We've spent decades passing the problem on to our children by deferred maintenance. Sadly, repairs don't get cheaper with delay.
Here's an interesting article regarding the Federal Highway Trust Fund and fuel taxes:

Gas Tax Can't Fill Up Federal Highway Trust Fund - Businessweek
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Here's an interesting article regarding the Federal Highway Trust Fund and fuel taxes:

Gas Tax Can't Fill Up Federal Highway Trust Fund - Businessweek
I read similar articles. The other factor I didn't bring up here, on an RV forum was besides fuel and use taxes, we need to re-develop public passenger services to cut down on private auto use. As a kid in suburban Philadelphia, I could ride a county wide bus service that connected with train, trolley, and subway forms of passenger travel. Now, in Cincinnati, I can ride a bus downtown, a 15 minute drive in my car that takes the bus 55 minutes. Once downtown, I could transfer to another bus and go back out to another area. Not very user friendly.

A lot of the kvetching about our highways is the orange barrels, lane closures, and construction. We RVers want to travel in the warm months, the same time construction crews are busy.
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