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Old 07-31-2017, 12:37 PM   #1
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States With The Worst Roads

http://247wallst.com/special-report/...e-worst-roads/
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:42 AM   #2
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Couple surprises such as Louisiana and Wisconsin but the rest ......
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:11 AM   #3
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I liked the noted cost per driver vs the condition of the roads.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:35 PM   #4
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I-80 especially in PA was bad when it was built. No reason for LA roads to suck as badly as they do. Pulling a 5er on I-10 is asking for problems.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:26 PM   #5
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Washington State comes in at #7 with just over 31% of its roads in poor condition. As someone who lives in Spokane, that's not surprising. Our roads are terrible here in Eastern Washington. During the winter they actually had to lower the speed limit to 60 mph on a good size section of I-90 near Sprague because the freeway was so bad. Our country has ignored the transportation infrastructure for too long and now we are paying the price.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:32 AM   #6
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We bought our diesel in the Detroit area as the local dealership wasn't interested in negotiating price. So, to save a significant bit of money, we drove the 150 miles and it was "well worth the trip"... That said, during closing, I was surprised at the "extended warranty offerings" that could be added to the price. We all expect the typical mechanical extended warranty, maybe the appearance coatings that protect the interior and the paint. Heck, even the oil change maintenance plan ??? But I was surprised to see a "tire damage warranty" that would replace tires damaged from potholes and an "upgraded package" that included replacement wheels and also covered alignments. And those packages weren't cheap by any means, so I'd suspect that those who do buy them (we didn't) have enough claims to keep the price "up there". It would have been over $1000 to buy the tire/wheel/alignment damage plan for a 5 year period. Too much for me, that's for sure. Besides, I'm typically looking at the road and don't suspect that I'd "drive into a hole big enough to blow a tire and bend a wheel".... I always thought that's what insurance was supposed to cover.... ?????

So, the way I see things, we (the public) are still paying for the roads, just not to repair them, rather to repair our "stuff" that gets damaged from the "tax spenders" not spending it on that "transportation infrastructure" that it was intended to be spent fixing..... Of course we're getting "very close" to talking politics, not something that is allowed on the forum. Seems to me that now we're not only paying to "not fix the roads" but we're also "buying insurance to fix things busted by the roads".... A double whammy.....
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:37 AM   #7
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I have lost track of Ford's ESP (now Protect) but it seems that about everything imaginable is covered. I'm keeping their Base Plan on my '11 to 136,000 milessince it's a Job 1 with a tender set of right cylinder head valve. But even that plan covers much of the suspension - and the fact that our roads hammer the parts --- hard. NY, I believe is #11 - and, without being too political, our stste has expensive and useless to most residents, pet projects that our taxes are paying for rather then infrastructurerebuilding
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:04 PM   #8
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I-10 and US-90 in South Louisiana are terrible...mostly because they are built over swamps!!
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:37 PM   #9
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I-10 and US-90 in South Louisiana are terrible...mostly because they are built over swamps!!
When I was a kid (yup, I was "young once upon a time) US 51 from Ponchatula to Laplace was the worst road in Louisiana. Every bridge over a "mudhole" was anywhere from a 6" to 18" rise. I well remember riding in the back of grandpa's old red pickup, dodging his tobacco spit and holding on for dear life as we "jumped the bayous" on those bridges. If you weren't holding on, it was real easy to get thrown out of the back and nobody was dumb enough to sit on the wheelwells on that road. That road was replaced in the 70's by Interstate 55, but around Manchac you can stop at Midendorf's for some of the freshest seafood in Louisiana and take part of "old 51" down to Interstate 10. Don't be surprised if you have to slow down for alligators sunning on the asphalt, they really are the "landlord" and we're the tenants in that part of the swamp.
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Old 08-04-2017, 06:56 PM   #10
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I-10 and US-90 in South Louisiana are terrible...mostly because they are built over swamps!!
So, did they use styrofoam to build over the swamps? Up here, the powers that be decided about 12 years ago it would be a great idea to bury 8' deep of styrofoam blocks for about 100' length under the asphalt highway near us where it went thru a slough (MN version of a swamp). Starting about 5 years ago said styrofoam started to compress, along with the heaving/dropping in winter when the ground would freeze. Now, signs say "bump", but you should see the gouges in the highway from people's trailer hitches hitting the tar at 60-70 mph when they go over the "bump up" on either end of the dropped section which is down 6" about.

I know MN isn't ranked as real bad yet according to the article, but between letting a bridge fall over the Mississippi and using styrofoam under the roads, MnDOT just isn't the smartest...
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