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Old 12-08-2015, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Every time I hear about Texas there is always some mention of good freeways....

But Texas is in this list three times.
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:32 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I can't believe that Miami's 826 (The Palmetto Expressway) didn't make this list. It's an absolute nightmare to travel and to cross under during rush hour at numerous exits in its path.
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:06 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Considering bad road surfaces (pot holes rule) and commuter congestion:

Nominate: I-25 through central Colorado Springs.

Just spent $800 in repairs from hitting a pot hole the size of a Fiat during morning rush this week.
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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If you consider Paseo del Norte to be a freeway, it's pretty sh*tingly done. Substandard grading, missing exits, and...an at grade rail crossing? Seriously?
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Old 12-11-2015, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta metro (Cobb County)
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Given we have some of the nation's longest average commute times, interesting to see there are no Atlanta area roads on the list. Traffic congestion is generally awful during rush hours, but for the most part the highways have several lanes, smooth pavement, and reasonably configured on- and off-ramps. It helps that the area tends to have newer infrastructure and less severe winter weather than the majority of the nation.

When I lived in Austin several years ago the highway infrastructure was definitely lacking relative to the rapidly growing population, and I-35 through downtown was especially tricky.
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm surprised I-77 in NC isn't on this list. Once you hit the Iredell County/Northern Mecklenburg County part of that highway- it's a must to avoid, and has congestion even when it's Not rush hour.
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Old 12-12-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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US 250 excluding the scenic parts in Ohio along the corner of Amish Country and Tappan Lake.
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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The 91 from Orange County to riverside county is probably the worst freeway I've ever had to drive on.

I think what makes it so terrible is the fact that it's one of the only routes out of greater LA and into the desert communities, Vegas, Arizona, Havasu, etc. There are a few other routes but they are either too out of the way for most travelers in that direction. It's also a major commuter route for folks who work in LA but live in the inland empire.

The absolute worst section is Between Anaheim hills and Riverside. 14 total lanes including 4 Fast Trak lanes and it's always a parking lot.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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The 91 from Orange County to riverside county is probably the worst freeway I've ever had to drive on.

I think what makes it so terrible is the fact that it's one of the only routes out of greater LA and into the desert communities, Vegas, Arizona, Havasu, etc. There are a few other routes but they are either too out of the way for most travelers in that direction. It's also a major commuter route for folks who work in LA but live in the inland empire.

The absolute worst section is Between Anaheim hills and Riverside. 14 total lanes including 4 Fast Trak lanes and it's always a parking lot.
I'm not super familiar with the LA/OC region but I am familiar with the 91 since that is the road I take to get to Huntington Beach, and my family always makes us stop in Corona to look at all the dirt bike stuff in that area. That freeway is very bad especially when it oddly goes from freeway to not being a freeway suddenly down by Newport Beach that traffic right there is something out of purgatory. Then again I think the entire greater LA/OC area could qualify for this list for traffic alone. I would probably go insane if I ever lived in southern California for this very reason.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I'm not super familiar with the LA/OC region but I am familiar with the 91 since that is the road I take to get to Huntington Beach, and my family always makes us stop in Corona to look at all the dirt bike stuff in that area. That freeway is very bad especially when it oddly goes from freeway to not being a freeway suddenly down by Newport Beach that traffic right there is something out of purgatory. Then again I think the entire greater LA/OC area could qualify for this list for traffic alone. I would probably go insane if I ever lived in southern California for this very reason.
I know exactly what your talking about. That's the end of the 55 freeway where it just suddenly turns into Newport boulevard. Advice from a native, get off at one of the exits prior and try to get to harbor boulevard. Much easier than trying to make it through that transition.
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