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Old 05-15-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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You can thank Nikki Haley for that. She blocked every effort to raise SC's gax tax. Now that she's not the governor anymore, the SC legislature recently approved a gas tax increase because of how bad things had gotten.
People think these perks such as state roads come from road fairies.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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People think these perks such as state roads come from road fairies.
Yep. I'd happily pay a higher gax tax to drive on a smooth road rather than one that looks like it's been used as target practice by the Air Force.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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How are the roads in Greensboro? I live in PA and the roads here are horrible, huge potholes on the turnpike...going 70mph and you have to dodge these car eaters isn't fun, most roads are not even paved properly. PA does construction everywhere but never finishes it.

I blew out two tires recently from a deep hole I couldn't see at night. Are the roads in Greensboro/NC any better?

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I moved from Scranton to Greensboro 2 1/2 years ago so I am very familiar with the teeth rattling, hub cap losing PA potholes and the eternal PA road work. The roads are 100% better than in Pennsylvania. First time I drove down here I couldn't believe how smooth the ride was compared to what I was used to. You may get patches of uneven pavement from time to time but the only craters I've seen are in lightly used back roads.
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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Thank you all for your responses. Gas prices are about 30-40 cents cheaper in Greensboro than here as PA as taxes on gas here on very high.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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The one thing about Greensboro roads that I am bothered about: they love stoplights too much. I find it highly inefficient and slower moving, commuting into downtown from west or north Greensboro compared to other NC cities because there are no highways cutting through its core like the others... So there's a lot of starting and stopping to make the trek. Some day I would like to see the city learn what a roundabout is, because there are so many intersections with light traffic that would benefit from them instead of a stoplight.

I'd love to see the city do to Spring Garden Rd what Raleigh did to Hillsborough street, and replace the lights with roundabounts all along the line, from Holden to UNCG. There are a few other areas would benefit from that too.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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The one thing about Greensboro roads that I am bothered about: they love stoplights too much. I find it highly inefficient and slower moving, commuting into downtown from west or north Greensboro compared to other NC cities because there are no highways cutting through its core like the others... So there's a lot of starting and stopping to make the trek. Some day I would like to see the city learn what a roundabout is, because there are so many intersections with light traffic that would benefit from them instead of a stoplight.

I'd love to see the city do to Spring Garden Rd what Raleigh did to Hillsborough street, and replace the lights with roundabounts all along the line, from Holden to UNCG. There are a few other areas would benefit from that too.
Holiday Circle has a roundabout, it sucks. Most roundabouts are built incorrectly.
As for Hillsborough St I followed it from end to end and there were only two roundabouts, unless I was on the wrong Hillsborough St.
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