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Old 08-10-2010, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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In Illinois, Interstate 80 between Route 45 and Joliet needs to go from 4 to 6 lanes.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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I-10 between Casa Grande, AZ and Chandler, AZ.
I-25 between Fort Collins, CO and Longmont, CO
I-90 between Chicago and Rockford, IL
I-70 between I-76 and the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state line
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway (I-295)
I-83 between Baltimore and York, PA
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Old 08-11-2010, 03:11 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I-35 from Denton to San Antonio.

Its a mess trying to handle heavy traffic & millions of cars with only 3 lanes wide at its widest point.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:33 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I-35 from Denton to San Antonio.

Its a mess trying to handle heavy traffic & millions of cars with only 3 lanes wide at its widest point.
When I was in Texas two years ago, I remember how frustrating the drive down I-35 was from Fort Worth to Austin. Many parts of it were just four lanes, which is unacceptable considering the amount of truck traffic on that highway.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Every California interstate, US highway, state highway, city street....yeah.

You can tell when you cross back into California just by feeling the pavement change from a smooth ride to rough jostling. The difference is so drastic comparing Nevada's and California's roads that a blind person can tell if they've entered California just by hearing the pavement change (keep in mind Nevada has some of the best kept roads in the nation, California some of the worst).

I-5 between LA and Sacramento is just the worst example of the worst kept rural interstate I've ever driven on. In fact, I found that I-5 NORTH of Sacramento is actually kept in better condition than I-5 SOUTH of Sacramento, despite many more people using the latter than the former.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:25 AM
 
Location: The City
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America's 24 Worst Highway Bottlenecks — Infoplease.com

Deadliest Highways: Ranking the 100 Interstates Most Likely to Cause a Fatal Crash - The Daily Beast
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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In northern Illinois:

Interstate 90 from the Rockford Curve (I-39) to Randall Road in Elgin. It's a stretch of about 35 miles. The entire Jane Addams Tollway is 3+ lanes accept for this missing link.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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For the PA and Virgina ones there was a planned dual Passenger / Freight corridor that would take millions of cars and trucks off the I-81 corridor but i haven't heard of anything recent. Politics are really starting to cause troubles in NE , although its the 2030 plan we need something now.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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All of I-35 East and West in Texas are horrible. Also I-45 from Houston to Dallas. It's not as bad as I-35, but almost.
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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They want to extend I-72 west from Hannibal to St. Joseph, using the U.S. 36 right of way. It'll go right past the towns where my parents and most of my extended family were born and raised.
There are a lot of US highways and some state routes in Missouri that either are already in place or will be in place that are designed for eventually being controlled access highways. The I-72 extension is one that is currently being worked on. Part of this is to deal with capacity issues on current interestates and to allow trucks to take highways that avoid the major metro areas.
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