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Old 11-28-2022, 03:23 PM   #1
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I81 Pennsylvania conditions?

i travel north and south through the years i have quit suing I81 through pensylvania especially ....it is the shorter route north to N.y. but in the past has been so bad a condition not worth it...so have you gone north on it lately?..how was the condition of roads? any imput appreciated.
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We don't recall it as having been bad a month or so ago from VA to Wilkes-Barre, where we got on I-84. However, we've noticed a lot of members have complained about roads we thought were OK, so either we're more tolerant of road conditions or our Bus smooths things out better than their rigs do.
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When we travel to New England, we typically take I-81 north from I-80 to up around Scranton, and then jog over to I-84 to eventually hook up with the Mass Pike. The initial section of I-81 up to around Wilkes-Barre is rough. It just seems that the points at which the pavement sections meet is always uneven, significantly enough to make for a harsh, unpleasant ride. I can only figure that the combination of poor, natural underlayment and winter freezing temperatures are enough cause these pavement sections to move relative to one another. It's not like they haven't tried to fix that section of the interstate, but the same issues always return. Farther North, the road seems to ride better. Just my observations.
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A few months back we took our class A from Virginia to Hershey PA using I-81. The only area that caught my attention was north of Harrisburg, PA. The road was in terrible shape, very bumpy and uneven surfaces.
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