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Old 11-06-2015, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Agree with the Schuylkill in Philly--that road is a nightmare, both directions.

Surprised not to see the Cross Bronx Expressway on that list. NYC has other terrible freeways like the BQE, but I've NEVER been on the Cross Bronx and it wasn't backed up in some form or fashion. By far the worst of the worst (and it devastated an entire borough, to boot).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Bronx_Expressway
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Old 11-06-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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405 easy,It's said to be the busiest freeway in the world .
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Easily the worst most dangerous stretch of road in the US. Fatalities every week and sometimes several days in a row.
That's the stretch with that bridge, right? Hate driving that stretch in Louisiana.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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pics.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Agree with the Schuylkill in Philly--that road is a nightmare, both directions.

Surprised not to see the Cross Bronx Expressway on that list. NYC has other terrible freeways like the BQE, but I've NEVER been on the Cross Bronx and it wasn't backed up in some form or fashion. By far the worst of the worst (and it devastated an entire borough, to boot).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Bronx_Expressway
The Schuylkill is a mess, even more so when there's a deer on the road. I've parked on the Blue Route, 476, when all lanes were closed due to an accident on one side.
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Old 11-06-2015, 01:35 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Agree with the Schuylkill in Philly--that road is a nightmare, both directions.

Surprised not to see the Cross Bronx Expressway on that list. NYC has other terrible freeways like the BQE, but I've NEVER been on the Cross Bronx and it wasn't backed up in some form or fashion. By far the worst of the worst (and it devastated an entire borough, to boot).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Bronx_Expressway
Yeah the Cross Bronx, which is I-95 in New York City, needs to be at least given an honorable mention. It's so bad we call it the "Highway to Hell." No matter what direction you're going or what time, it's a slog. There are no shoulders so a minor breakdown can really screw things up as it closes a lane automatically. Plus, people have been known to toss things off the many overpasses.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:44 PM
 
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I-95 south out the DC Beltway heading down toward Fredericksburg VA is a completely gridlocked nightmare pretty much any weekday after 3pm. Also while hardly a highway (it still has the interstate designation) I-676 in Central Philadelphia which links I-76 to I-95 is one of the most ridiculous I've ever seen with three lanes of traffic dead-ending at either end and dumping off all traffic into single lane ramps.
I completely agree, especially with that one I use alot, I-95 into Virginia. DC should have two listings in the top .My mother is from loudoun county and she said I-66 represents everything she hates about the changes in northern Virginia, of course Maryland gridlock is horrible as well.

I lived in Germany with the best engineered cars in the world and the whole system in germany is to discourage automobile drivers, costs 2-3 thousands to get a license, close to a year long class and tough exam, even more to drive high speed and at night on the autobahn. Cars are not a given and a necessity in alot of Europe like they are in the states, you can get on some amazing Deutsche bahn train or some great high speed rail and travel in and between cities and countries .

Best part will be the tolls, northern virginia really is turning into the northeast. The sad truth with northern Virginia is extending the metro hasnt eased congestion at all, there are just too many damn people in northern Virginia and a car dependent culture.
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Some of Oklahoma's would be up there. I-40 and I-44 come to mind. Pothole and rudderboard city!
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Thrillist compiled a list of the top 12 worst freeways in the country

1 - I-66 in DC/Northern VA
2 - 1-10 in New Orleans
3 - The 610 Loop in Houston
4 - The 405 in LA
5 - I-70 in Denver
6 - I-635/LBJ Freeway in Dallas
7 - I-35 in Austin
8 - I-80 in San Francisco
9 - I-880 in San Jose
10 - I-376 Parkway West in Pittsburgh
11 - I-76/Schuylkill Expressway in Philadelphia
12 - I-95 in Providence, RI

Their reasoning primarily being all of them are traffic nightmares, and some are considered windy or dangerous, bad road surface or a number of other reasons. I've definitely heard that freeways like I-35 in Austin are a traffic nightmare, and the 405 in LA kinda goes without saying in that respect. I thought that Dallas just recently upgraded the LBJ Freeway, not sure how much of an impact that's having there. I've sat in traffic on the Schuylkill in Philly. I remember shouting some profanities, I'd loose my mind if I had to commute on that incredibly inadequate freeway

I think they left off some, like I-95 in Fairfield County, CT must exist somewhere in hell and is much worse than I-95 in Providence. Is this list on point or no? Are road improvements or upgrades possible?


https://www.thrillist.com/cars/natio...rleans-houston
I found I-25 to be worst than I-70 in Denver. None in Chicago...ridiculous. What about the Kennedy (I-90 from O'Hare/the I-294 exchange to the I-290 exchange) and the Eisenhower (I-290)...
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Old 11-06-2015, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Some of Oklahoma's would be up there. I-40 and I-44 come to mind. Pothole and rudderboard city!
I'm from Oklahoma. I can always tell when I get back home to Northeast Oklahoma by:
the number of wal-mart sacks on the barbed wire fences
the smell of chicken houses
THE HORRIBLE ROADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

to balance it out:
the bluest skies I've ever seen
gentle rolling hills covered with Oaks and Hickory
Lakes and streams everywhere you look
Mom
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