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Overdrive's 2008 Worst Roads Rankings
« on: February 02, 2009, 01:11:58 AM »

The magazine's yearly ranking is out with Pennsylvania still runner-up to Louisiana which again takes the title of "Worst Roads."  Respondents were all over the map, no pun intended, when it came to the Keystone Shortway.  Interstate 80 took first in "Most Improved Highway Segment," second in "Best Highway Segment," and fourth in "Worst Highway Segment" categories.  I along with my site were mentioned in the article again this year.

http://www.etrucker.com/apps/news/article.asp?id=75585
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Re: Overdrive's 2008 Worst Roads Rankings
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 03:30:16 PM »

I don't recall I-94 in Michigan having that bad of pavement between US 23 and the Indiana state line as of last November.  I think a couple spots could have used a third lane.

They should mention the poorly designed I-70 between I-79 and the Turnpike as one of the bad ones in Pennsylvania.

Regarding Missouri having fifth best, I'm not entirely sure I agree with.  The pavement may be much better now, but congestion is an issue, with I-70 being unpredictable and I-44 needing a few more climbing lanes, if not a third lane in some spots - Pacific to Sullivan for example.

I have doubts about the best highway segments, as I-40 seems to have congestion problems in Tennessee.  I-80 has some sections of bad pavement in Nebraska - there's a section somewhere west of Kearney that feels like driving on a rumble strip at the speed limit of 75.  I-75 in Georgia seems to be needing a fourth lane on some rural spots.

Regarding rest stops, seems Iowa should be one of the best (maybe not among the top three though), and Missouri among the worst (inadequate size, no weather information).

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Re: Overdrive's 2008 Worst Roads Rankings
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 09:15:55 PM »

The magazine's yearly ranking is out with Pennsylvania still runner-up to Louisiana which again takes the title of "Worst Roads." 

Why am I not surprised.

Yet they complain about I-10. But really, the only truly horrible sections of I-10 are from Lake Charles east to the Calcasieu/Jefferson Davis parish line (mentioned in the article), Lafayette to Henderson, and within eastern New Orleans. Otherwise most of I-10, pavement wise, is in good to excellent condition. Design wise, that's another story, but even Texas has its freeways of antiquated design (I-35 thru Austin, etc.).

Now I-55, on the other hand....
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Re: Overdrive's 2008 Worst Roads Rankings
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2009, 03:04:57 PM »

The magazine's yearly ranking is out with Pennsylvania still runner-up to Louisiana which again takes the title of "Worst Roads." 

Why am I not surprised.

Yet they complain about I-10. But really, the only truly horrible sections of I-10 are from Lake Charles east to the Calcasieu/Jefferson Davis parish line (mentioned in the article), Lafayette to Henderson, and within eastern New Orleans. Otherwise most of I-10, pavement wise, is in good to excellent condition. Design wise, that's another story, but even Texas has its freeways of antiquated design (I-35 thru Austin, etc.).

Now I-55, on the other hand....
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Re: Overdrive's 2008 Worst Roads Rankings
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2009, 07:36:08 PM »

I'm afraid to see where CA is on that list.
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