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Old 03-18-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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If 3 digit interstates count, I-710 in the LA Area has horrible pavement quality, due to all the truck traffic, and I say that as a truck driver who has to use it regularly
About 10 years ago, I took a trip to California with several friends of mine. I arrived at LAX about two hours before they did so I could rent the minivan and be ready for them when they arrived, but that process only took an hour, so in the hour I had left to kill before my friends arrived, I drove south on I-405, then north on I-710, and then west on I-105 back to LAX to pick up my friends, but as I was driving north on I-710, I hit an expansion joint where the highway passed over a major arterial road, and there was a loud bang that startled me and redirected the minivan for a split second. I was able to get back to LAX with no problem, but after everybody packed their stuff in and we began to make our way to I-405, the suspension started making a loud, rhythmic noise, and I could feel the thumping from the suspension through the steering column, so we had to go back to the rental agency and trade for another minivan. That's literally the only time in my life that I've ever experienced poor road conditions damaging an automobile.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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About 10 years ago, I took a trip to California with several friends of mine. I arrived at LAX about two hours before they did so I could rent the minivan and be ready for them when they arrived, but that process only took an hour, so in the hour I had left to kill before my friends arrived, I drove south on I-405, then north on I-710, and then west on I-105 back to LAX to pick up my friends, but as I was driving north on I-710, I hit an expansion joint where the highway passed over a major arterial road, and there was a loud bang that startled me and redirected the minivan for a split second. I was able to get back to LAX with no problem, but after everybody packed their stuff in and we began to make our way to I-405, the suspension started making a loud, rhythmic noise, and I could feel the thumping from the suspension through the steering column, so we had to go back to the rental agency and trade for another minivan. That's literally the only time in my life that I've ever experienced poor road conditions damaging an automobile.
Another bad road, though not an Interstate, is CA 60 from Pomona to Moreno Valley
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Old 03-19-2017, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Oh, man! Interstate 40 in Albuquerque west of the Big I has some of the worst pavement I've seen on an Interstate Highway. If you value your tires and suspension, "maintain your lane" is just words. For some reason the vast majority of the potholes are perfect squares of uniform size, but random placement. If you focus too hard on dodging potholes, you will eventually run over big chunks of tire.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ
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All of them. Neighborhoods next to highways are usually bad.
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Old 03-21-2017, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, Merry Old land of Oz
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I-30 and I-40 across Arkansas, driven in late 2015, were appalling to me. In a small rented car, we felt every jolt.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I-90 at the aforementioned Illinois/Indiana state line....a true nightmare with ten million semis and usually atrocious weather. Good luck!!

I-95 in South Florida....the actual condition of the road isn't that bad but it's just a cluster of the worst drivers in the world: retirees, tourists, crackheads, spring breakers/party animals, newly-arrived immigrants, etc.

All the interstates converging in St. Louis....too small, too narrow, bad signage, etc.

I-76 through Philadelphia.....pure torture! It's like it was literally built in 1776....

I-17 going south as you get into Phoenix....too narrow, constant accidents, exceptionally hotheaded and aggressive drivers, and generally worse road conditions than the rest of the metro. Plus, if (or rather, WHEN) you get into the inevitable wreck, waiting for help in 110-degree heat. Yay!
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Old 03-26-2017, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Placitas, New Mexico
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I-84 between Danbury and Hartford, Connecticut. Lots of bottlenecks, narrow two lane (each direction) sections, and lots of left exit interchanges. Very poorly designed.
I agree with this and it doesn't help that construction there goes on for years and years to widen and improve.
Also I think roads in Pennsylvania are pretty bad.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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I-90 at the aforementioned Illinois/Indiana state line....a true nightmare with ten million semis and usually atrocious weather. Good luck!!

I-95 in South Florida....the actual condition of the road isn't that bad but it's just a cluster of the worst drivers in the world: retirees, tourists, crackheads, spring breakers/party animals, newly-arrived immigrants, etc.

All the interstates converging in St. Louis....too small, too narrow, bad signage, etc.

I-76 through Philadelphia.....pure torture! It's like it was literally built in 1776....

I-17 going south as you get into Phoenix....too narrow, constant accidents, exceptionally hotheaded and aggressive drivers, and generally worse road conditions than the rest of the metro. Plus, if (or rather, WHEN) you get into the inevitable wreck, waiting for help in 110-degree heat. Yay!
LOL, true about 95 in Miami
and true about i-76 in Philly.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I-10 from Lake Charles to Baton Rouge. Also the elevated portions from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. Fortunately from TX state line to Sulphur most of the interstate has been repaved, it's been repaved in the suburbs south of Baton Rouge, and in Metairie they just went through a major reconstruction that has been finished. But there are still portions with no shoulder, especially on the bridges.
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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I agree that parts of I-95 in SC are pretty bad.
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