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Author Topic: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?  (Read 6281 times)

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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2021, 09:47:45 PM »

The section in question is south/west of I-4 Ultimate's project limits.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2021, 07:18:27 PM »

The section in question is south/west of I-4 Ultimate's project limits.

It will probably be part of I-4 Beyond The Ultimate.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2021, 11:00:02 PM »

The section in question is south/west of I-4 Ultimate's project limits.

It will probably be part of I-4 Beyond The Ultimate.

Only in Florida would they give that name to a highway project.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #28 on: August 29, 2021, 10:49:54 PM »

I read somewhere a few years ago where one year they ranked the best and worst roads in all 50 states.  In it, Florida had the best, Tennessee had the second best, and Georgia the third best.  And if memory serves me right, I think Pennsylvania had the worst and Ohio the second worst.  I forgot where I read this though.
Tennessee surprises me, since they get plenty of snow. I remember times where they would get more snow than New York!

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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2021, 10:54:41 PM »

I read somewhere a few years ago where one year they ranked the best and worst roads in all 50 states.  In it, Florida had the best, Tennessee had the second best, and Georgia the third best.  And if memory serves me right, I think Pennsylvania had the worst and Ohio the second worst.  I forgot where I read this though.
Ohio second worst? I can think of at least 15 states with worse road quality than Ohio based on my own experience and posts on this forum, and Illinois and Michigan are two of them just to single some states out in the Midwest. Not sure if it's the absolute worst, but I agree that Pennsylvania's isn't that great, especially with I-70 between Washington, PA and New Stanton, and east of Breezewood.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2021, 11:12:55 PM »

I read somewhere a few years ago where one year they ranked the best and worst roads in all 50 states.  In it, Florida had the best, Tennessee had the second best, and Georgia the third best.  And if memory serves me right, I think Pennsylvania had the worst and Ohio the second worst.  I forgot where I read this though.
Ohio second worst? I can think of at least 15 states with worse road quality than Ohio based on my own experience and posts on this forum, and Illinois and Michigan are two of them just to single some states out in the Midwest. Not sure if it's the absolute worst, but I agree that Pennsylvania's isn't that great, especially with I-70 between Washington, PA and New Stanton, and east of Breezewood.

Try New Mexico on for size and it will makes the likes of Ohio feel outstanding.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2021, 12:49:30 PM »

Georgia has the third best roads? I'm gonna have to dispute that. They aren't in horrible shape (especially compared to their neighbors Tennessee and South Carolina), but they aren't exactly amazing either.

Alabama roads are way better than Georgia. Both state and county roads.

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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2021, 04:33:13 PM »

The section in question is south/west of I-4 Ultimate's project limits.

It will probably be part of I-4 Beyond The Ultimate.

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Otherwise, pavement rarely potholes in Florida, concrete (usually only on interstates), really does seem to last a long time in Florida. If there's not a lot of truck traffic, asphalt can last for a good long while.

Drawbacks are rain, high temperatures, lots of truck traffic, and a soft road bed. If it's not cambered right, standing water pools up in places, causing deterioration (same as anywhere else). Some places have a poorer subsurface than others, and even though there's no visual problem with the pavement itself, it can get "wavy" over time.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #33 on: September 19, 2021, 01:30:20 PM »

Georgia has the third best roads? I'm gonna have to dispute that. They aren't in horrible shape (especially compared to their neighbors Tennessee and South Carolina), but they aren't exactly amazing either.

Alabama roads are way better than Georgia. Both state and county roads.

You can't give any credibility to these rankings because they don't factor in the size of the state-maintained system. If that were part of the ranking criteria then Georgia would take a dive because it hasn't really built any new highways since the 1960s so it's not fair to compare to Florida who constantly is building hundreds to miles of new roads.

And yes, Georgia does try to keep its original interstates smooth and that's wonderful. But the whole South half of metro Atlanta is neglected and the pavement is in horrid condition.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2021, 10:03:16 PM »

I've got back from my vacation to the Clearwater, FL area and yes I can vouch that the roads are far better than the others states I have driven on this trip. Mississippi had the worst, followed by Arkansas and then Alabama.
Speaking of Alabama, they need to get on the ball and get that new alignment of US 98 west-northwest of Mobile finished.
Some of the pavement was a little rough / coarse on the interstates but very few potholes.
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Re: Do roads in Florida last longer than elsewhere?
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2021, 10:27:08 AM »

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