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Old 05-17-2015, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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Fusion.

You should be more concerned about driving UNDER the Gardner.

Jim B.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Aren't they tearing that thing down?
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Fusion.

You should be more concerned about driving UNDER the Gardner.

Jim B.
Good point - how about driving on the Gardner and Below it!!
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Sudbury has awful roads. The city pays for car damage often, I hear. If that gives you any indication of the sitch up North.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Aren't they tearing that thing down?
Not the whole thing.. They are mulling over options including tearing down the eastern stretch (east of Jarvis for about 1.7 km) or leaving it up with some modifications..
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Old 05-17-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Although I understand that potholes (and everything transportation-related) are a politically sensitive topic in several cities, or provinces even, I often hear that some Canadian cities are horrible with respect to potholes.
  • Edmonton
  • Montreal
  • Winnipeg

As a Montreal-area native, I often hear about potholes being significantly worse in Montreal than in Ottawa, Plattsburgh or Burlington (and Minneapolis, too, since I am attending Minnesota for my PhD and will get a Minnesota driving license, if only because it makes rental of moving trucks that much easier and/or cheaper).

But is that actually the case?

Who actually have it worse for potholes?
Minneapolis (the whole Twin Cities area actually) just recently upgraded a good chunk of its freeway system in the last 10 years so its not a fair comparison. while most of the freeways are beautiful some of the surface streets are horrible right after winter (April/May)... but things are usually good by summer.

Fargo, North Dakota also has very nice freeways for a city its size.

Manitoba doesn't really have American style freeways but that doesn't mean their highways are bad, the main highway going from the US border to Winnipeg seems like a nice smooth road but it still has many intersections and it goes into small towns.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Dang, I've seen some torn up streets in Winnipeg, but nothing quite that bad.

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Detroit/Michigan has some pretty god awful potholes. lol


https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...31924201616145

https://www.google.ca/search?q=detro...an%3B640%3B480


Windsor isn't so great, either.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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Detroit/Michigan has some pretty god awful potholes. lol


https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...31924201616145

https://www.google.ca/search?q=detro...an%3B640%3B480


Windsor isn't so great, either.
Michigans roads are the worst! They spend the least on roads than any other state in the union. Windsor's roads aren't great, but they are nothing like Michigans!
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:37 AM
 
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Potholes are everywhere where there is cold and snowy winters and in need of use of salt. Canada's potholes are no worse than Northern US cities trust me.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Detroit/Michigan has some pretty god awful potholes. lol


https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j...31924201616145

https://www.google.ca/search?q=detro...an%3B640%3B480


Windsor isn't so great, either.

Yes! Many roads in Metro Detroit are terrible.
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