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Old 06-19-2018, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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I saw the pic originally don't know why it disappeared.

It was a pic of a placid body of water.
I saw it as well, but now it's gone.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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From his description, that may have been Norfork lake, but
he was talking about "highways" so it may have been an error
that he deleted, but then couldn't get the replacement to take.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:07 PM
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There are 2 long bridges over Norfork: U.S. 62/412, and state hwy 101. If you take a picture of one of those, water will be in the picture. I'm all too familiar with both.
The U.S. highway is almost tolerable.
State route 101 is an older road in serious need of repair or a significant upgrade. It wouldn't have to be some big wide intrusive thing, just a better road bed and a little more shoulder width.
That's an issue for most Ozark roads. Even when they're newly paved, they're not necessarily "smooth" because of old road beds in bad need of upgrading. This does seem to contribute to car sickness in some people. All those little dips and bumps take their toll after a little while on a trip.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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There are 2 long bridges over Norfork: U.S. 62/412, and state hwy 101. If you take a picture of one of those, water will be in the picture. I'm all too familiar with both.
The U.S. highway is almost tolerable.
State route 101 is an older road in serious need of repair or a significant upgrade. It wouldn't have to be some big wide intrusive thing, just a better road bed and a little more shoulder width.
That's an issue for most Ozark roads. Even when they're newly paved, they're not necessarily "smooth" because of old road beds in bad need of upgrading. This does seem to contribute to car sickness in some people. All those little dips and bumps take their toll after a little while on a trip.
Has it been a while?

The ones in Baxter, Izard, Stone, Fulton,
and Independence counties, today, are in pretty good shape.
Some of the ones in Marion County aren't real good, but some are.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:34 PM
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No, I travel these roads a lot.
Some are okay. Others not so much. The newly paved ones could still be better with the smoothness and overall design, but it is what it is.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains Arkansas
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No, I travel these roads a lot.
Some are okay. Others not so much. The newly paved ones could still be better with the smoothness and overall design, but it is what it is.
I'm also confused about the supposed bad highways in the ozarks. I live here in the thick of the ozarks and drive them daily and they are all in very good shape.
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Old 06-20-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I'm also confused about the supposed bad highways in the ozarks. I live here in the thick of the ozarks and drive them daily and they are all in very good shape.
I live here and drive them daily too, and most are in good shape.
But then, I am a bit SE of where I suspect Sub drives,
so he may have a different experience.

Also, if he drives for someone like ABF Freight, he will see
a wider variety of roads than you or I. (You know them
as Upack, and they deliver, literally, everywhere.)
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Old 06-20-2018, 02:32 PM
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I'm also confused about the supposed bad highways in the ozarks. I live here in the thick of the ozarks and drive them daily and they are all in very good shape.
I was just trying to clarify that the picture could be both of the highway and the water, but I never saw it, so I can't be certain.
The rest was an attempt to stay on topic.
I said "almost tolerable" in that the U.S. highways are not quite as crooked and narrow as the secondary routes. Generally, they're smooth enough except for the slightly noticeable dips and bumps.
A lot of states have the same issues.
And yes, some roads are in need of some extra attention.
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Old 06-22-2018, 01:24 PM
 
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Thanks a lot for this information!
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Old 08-04-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Paradise CA, where else, Zip 95969
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Please forgive me for butting in from another state.
Here in Northern California, in a small mountain town at 1,700 feet elevation, the two major concerns are:

Forest fires
and
The price / lack of availability of property insurance. It is nearly impossible to get new or change homeowners insurance because most large companies like State Farm, Farmers, Geico refuse to accept new clients. It has to do with the fires we have all over.
Car insurance is easy.

If you don't mind, what are things Arkansas residents worry about the most?

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