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Old 02-13-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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In a thread in Las Vegas a guy claims the roads in Rochester are awful. Now I stopped visiting about 15 years ago but at that time the roads were very nice so what is you rochestarians think. have the roads going to hell?
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Old 02-13-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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Are the roads going to hell as in deteriorating? Heck no. And actually, the roads are in the best shape they've ever been in. I remember when I was young 490 on both the east side and the west side of the city were horrendously bad. They've both been paved all the way. On the west side of the city 490 up to a couple of years ago was horrible. But they repaved and redid that road and it is a dream to drive on. Plus the beautiful new Susan B. Anthony bridge over the Genesee. So in all my time living here the roads are in better shape today overall than they've ever been.
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:55 AM
 
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Well, it depends on where you are. Plenty of roads are deteriorating and downright awful to travel on, and plenty have been repaved or completely dug up and replaced.

If you want to travel in a warzone, take a trip down Mt Read between Lyell and 490. Mother of god, that stretch will make you need an alignment once a month.
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:03 AM
 
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Monroe Ave is also really bad most of the time. All the construction last year did not help. As one of the most heavily traveled roads coming out of the city, you'd think they'd take a little better care of it. But then you have a road like East Ave that is perfect after the repave they did a couple years back, so it's a mixed bag for sure. I would say the majority of roads are pretty good, with a couple very bad spots around.
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:24 PM
 
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As in any northeast city, the roads get bad in the winter. It's caused by the freeze/ thaw cycle. They'll fix or repave in the spring. It's part of living in the northeast. Only a few more weeks.
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:40 PM
 
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As mentioned in other posts, being a northeastern city the winter can reek havoc especially with the salting of roads. This year, in particular, with the unusually cold winter temp and abundant snowfall many roads took a beating.

This is, however, NY State and one reason for higher taxes is well maintained roads. With the summer season the NYDOT, along with county and town highway departments will be out patching, fixing, resurfacing and sealing the roadways and highways.

As someone who has driven for a living (for a time) and across the country, comparatively NY has very good to excellent roads. Not to say there aren't a few places with teeth-jarring potholes or bridges and roads in need of serious work.

But then I've driven some roads in other less taxed states where if you get off the interstate highways your suspension had best be in good shape. And roads that haven't been painted(lines), repaired or patched in years (if not decades).

In general, Northeast and New England have very good roads.

It's all relative to specific driving experiences. If you had a road trip where you were experiencing delays from construction, backroads of days gone by or driving in the North just after the spring thaw then your perspective might be less than stellar.

The ROC roads are, IMHO, in great shape; all things considered.
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