US Road Systems

US Road Systems

Badass Badass
Last night, when driving home, I thought to myself, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, Michigan roads are terrible with all the pot holes and bumps and junk, then I thought about the entire US, they say our roads and train systems are going to be very troublesome soon, and I thought I would ask my Eden Peeps, where they were from and how bad their roads are.
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I live in Michigan and...
El-Jaro
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I do NOT live in Michigan and...
BobbiJay , js250 , Kitka , zwee75 , Beck , Do-Re-Mi , ~LaUr3n~ , blacklodge , Kindred , Jul!a , PassionateLover2 , aliceinthehole , Masokisti , P'Gell , Rin (aka Nire) , LoveDove , Rossie , Sammi , Bignuf , Stinkytofu10 , xoflxokcxo , MrWishyWashy , Steven Mink , alliegator , null , MissCandyland , Cookie Monster Mike , ddd masturbator(bye all!) , BlooJay , OroNomi , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Destri , married with children , dv8 , MR Chickhabit
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Holy crap the roads suck here!
js250 , Masokisti
2
Roads aren't that bad here.
blacklodge , PassionateLover2 , aliceinthehole , Sammi , Bignuf , xoflxokcxo , MissCandyland , El-Jaro , married with children , dv8 , MR Chickhabit
11
It's kind of 50/50 depending on the area.
BobbiJay , Kitka , zwee75 , Do-Re-Mi , ~LaUr3n~ , Kindred , Jul!a , P'Gell , Rin (aka Nire) , LoveDove , Rossie , Stinkytofu10 , Missmarc , alliegator , null , Cookie Monster Mike , ddd masturbator(bye all!) , Wildchild , BlooJay , OroNomi , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Destri , married with children
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Total votes: 72 (38 voters)
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02/08/2012
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BobbiJay BobbiJay
I live in southern CA and it kind of depends on what city your in or what area of the city. There are some places that are terrible. Others that are great.
02/08/2012
js250 js250
We are dealing with frost heaves in the roads right now, potholes are coming soon and fixing them will never happen.
02/08/2012
Kitka Kitka
I'm in Upstate New York and it's not too bad around me but it depends on what area you're in here. NYC is the worst, thought I was going to die on those damn roads lol.
02/08/2012
zwee75 zwee75
Quote:
Originally posted by Kitka
I'm in Upstate New York and it's not too bad around me but it depends on what area you're in here. NYC is the worst, thought I was going to die on those damn roads lol.
same here...
02/08/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Chicago isn't too bad depending on the area, but where I'm at college, it's horrible.
02/08/2012
blacklodge blacklodge
Middle TN has pretty decent roads. I live more north and you can always tell when you've hit KY because the roads instantly become shit.
02/08/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I haven't been driving in the city in a long time, but the suburbs are hit and miss depending on where you are.
02/08/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
I live in Washington state. I used to live in Michigan and I know the kind of problems you have. Most of that is due to salt applied on the roads in the winter and the heavy trucks beating the pavement. You have more trucks as a crossroads of America. Here in Washington, NO SALT is applied to the road systems for eco purposes or the rain-off to local streams where fish live. You will never see a rusty car here in Washington!
02/08/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
When you have snow, rain and salt being used to break up ice, the roads are going to be bad.

I live in the Chicago area, like several on Eden. Our local road (the one that runs in front of our house) is not part of the actual village, nor will the state take care of it. We have to wait until the township decides to get around to spot fixing it. I don't care, because we don't have side walks, and it's only a few blocks from a major arterial road and assholes like to run down our street to avoid traffic on the main road. Only, when the road here is bad, WE know where the bad spots are (like 2 foot deep, 6 feet across holes, which are often filled with ice, snow, water or mud) and we avoid them. I love to see some asshole going 60 MPH down our street (endangering our children and the rest of us) only to see him bottom out his car in one of the holes he couldn't see. (I'm evil that way.)

When they "fix" the streets (basically they throw asphalt into the hole and let the cars run over and over it until it's a depression again) then the assholes can go fast without bottoming out. I prefer out local road in BAD shape, because it keep people OFF our road.
02/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Pennsylvania's pretty good with its roads in general, from what I've observed. Here in Philly, it depends on the area and the recent weather. Snow cleanup is pretty bad in this city, and some streets are riddled with potholes while others are completely smooth.
02/08/2012
LoveDove LoveDove
Pittsburgh sucks with potholes right now, but I think they'll start fixing them once it stops snowing. But they're generally good at repairing potholes. I hate potholes because I walk a lot of places (if it's close enough) and the buses/trucks will drive into a pothole and potentially just SOAK you if it's raining out. (And it's always raining in Pittsburgh.)
02/08/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
Last night, when driving home, I thought to myself, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, Michigan roads are terrible with all the pot holes and bumps and junk, then I thought about the entire US, they say our roads and train systems are going to be very troublesome ...
We are FROM Michigan. Live in Florida now. Have some land in Georgia and Arizona. I will tell you, the HORRIBLE roads in Michigan are NOT reflective of the country (we drive all over). It is reflective of 1. Horrible FREEZE and THAW cycles cracking the roadway (ie. WEATHER there) and 2. Lack of cash to do GOOD quality fixing and restoration of the roadways.

Down here the roads tend to be in VERY good condition.
02/08/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Neighborhoods in higher socioeconomic levels often have better roads (and the roads are kept in better condition) than neighborhoods with lower socioeconomic levels here. I would think that all these neighborhoods are a part of the city, but some neighborhoods just feel very neglected, even when their roads are in dire need of repairs
02/08/2012
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
I'm in NC, the roads are actually very good in my opinion, the thing that is bothersome is looking out for all the idiot drivers here! OMG, I am thankful to get to work and make it back home every day accident free.
02/08/2012
null null
Arkansas roads are pretty good. I've always thought it's funny that you can tell when you've entered Oklahoma because of the sudden pot-holes.
02/08/2012
MissCandyland MissCandyland
I'm in NC also. I think for the most part, the roads are really nice.
02/09/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I live just south of Green Bay in Wisconsin and I guess it depends on the area. Some areas in town are just horrid and haven't been worked on in what seems like 50 years. You might as well be driving off road for peeps sake.

Other areas have been nicely paved and are holding up even during the super cold winter. Right now they are working on a major project along HWY 41. Like a 7 year long project and something like 156million dollars I think. Here in town they have put in round-a-bouts at all the on and off ramps and other places down town. I don't mind them, but 80% of drivers are complete fuck-tards and should not be on the road (sorry for the language, but people here really piss me off). The HWY is going to a full 3 lane on each side, and most, if not all of the bridges are being rebuilt including the one over the lake here.

Overall the roads suck where they are working on it, where it is finished it looks and feels great.
02/09/2012
Wildchild Wildchild
Quote:
Originally posted by Badass
Last night, when driving home, I thought to myself, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, Michigan roads are terrible with all the pot holes and bumps and junk, then I thought about the entire US, they say our roads and train systems are going to be very troublesome ...
Drive thru the state of New York.
02/09/2012
Badass Badass
I guess it really just depends on what part you are in of where you are.

Lovedove, I'm glad I'm not in the only place where all of the cars hate life.

Bignuf, I thought I had actually heard about the roads in the US deteriorating, so I googled it, you might be interested in this link
02/09/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
They are okay, but there are some serious potholes that need to be fixed around here.
02/09/2012
El-Jaro El-Jaro
It's mostly on the counties to fix it from what I've seen, local road commissions. It's definitely on the freeze/thaw.
02/09/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am in Ohio and some of these streets are a hot mess.
02/09/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I live just south of Green Bay in Wisconsin and I guess it depends on the area. Some areas in town are just horrid and haven't been worked on in what seems like 50 years. You might as well be driving off road for peeps sake.

Other areas ...
Hay Mike, I think the 80% of the drivers you speak of are all over the country! We, got them here too!! Since we don't get much snow out here in Seattle and when we get just 1" of snow, everyone goes crazy; you'd think they never drove a car before!!!
02/09/2012
Destri Destri
I'm in Arizona and it pretty much depends on where you are. The major highways like I10 are in good shape, but when you get off them and try to go to out-of-the-way places, it gets really bad.
02/09/2012
Badass Badass
Quote:
Originally posted by PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am in Ohio and some of these streets are a hot mess.
I'm glad you dig!
02/10/2012
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