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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:37 AM   #2441
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Does anyone know if New York roads are better maintained than California/Texas? I saw the pictures in the previous post and there are some pretty European-looking roads (as in not taking up too much room, decent markings, some well-maintained pavement, etc.)
New York City has some of the worst highways in the nation. Many of them are narrow because they are also some of the oldest in the nation...some of them were constructed in the twenties, and with NYC being as dense as it is, it was harder for it to construct freeways than other cities (it still cut up the city pretty good though).

The parkways in the city are OK to look at and drive in when it's not busy, but during traffic, it can be hell. The interstates (like I-95) are barely above interstate standards. When you drive on some of the highways, you can hear a noise coming from the pavement. That's how crappy it is.

The highways in the rest of the state are better, but aren't anything to marvel about.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:44 AM   #2442
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Heres a quote from another forum with some more pics ->

I70 stretch (hope at least some of these aren't red-x's):


Aspen/Vail area:






1.6mile long Eisenhower Tunnel:




That part of I-70 looks siiick with the tunnel.
That third picture looks more like Utah on I-15 or I-70. Colorado to Nevada on I-70 and I-15 is truly one of the great roads scenery-wise you'll find anywhere.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 05:00 AM   #2443
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Does anyone know if New York roads are better maintained than California/Texas? I saw the pictures in the previous post and there are some pretty European-looking roads (as in not taking up too much room, decent markings, some well-maintained pavement, etc.)
Hell no. New York road surfaces are awful. Downstate, there's heavy traffic and a lack of funding. Upstate, there's the same problems, plus brutal winters. What I do like about New York expressways is that they tend to be scenic.

Most California roads that I've seen are pretty good, though people from there that I know whine a lot about the road surfaces back home so perhaps they're not so great. Texas has generally good road surfaces, though I don't find them to be very aesthetic.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 12:34 PM   #2444
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Especially the Parkways within New York City are very outdated. Most of them were constructed from the 1920's to the 1950's, and cannot handle todays traffic. The parkways on Long Island in Nassau County and Suffolk County look better though.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 07:50 PM   #2445
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That third picture looks more like Utah on I-15 or I-70. Colorado to Nevada on I-70 and I-15 is truly one of the great roads scenery-wise you'll find anywhere.
That Utah shot is looking eastward on I-70 just west of Green River, UT - one of the most *remote* places on the I-system. The highway was built on a virgin routing from Green River to Salina, UT, a section of over 200 km with *NO* services (fuel, food, lodging, cell phone coverage or even electricity). Make sure that the tank is full before you drive it.

The image shows the highway's eastbound descent from the remote high-country into the Green River, UT area and includes 'runaway truck' escape ramps.

The first image is the WOW! section of I-70 through Glenwood Canyon just east of Glenwood Springs, CO.

Also, the west portal of Eisenhower Tunnel is the highest point on the I-system - and one of the highest motorways anywhere in the World.

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Old June 23rd, 2008, 08:08 PM   #2446
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Great scenery; the third pic reminds of Afghanistan or sth, just with a better road.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 08:49 PM   #2447
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Washington State Patrol stated yesterday that they will start enforcing the passing lane law.

http://www.komonews.com/news/2065678...?video=YHI&t=a

Good news to all!
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #2448
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Very good, they should enforce that much more in the entire United States. Especially on non-busy roads. Rushhour is different, but it's really irritating people sticking to the left when the right lane is free for hundreds of yards or even miles.

Don't they teach that in drivers ed or something?
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Old June 24th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #2449
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Very good, they should enforce that much more in the entire United States. Especially on non-busy roads. Rushhour is different, but it's really irritating people sticking to the left when the right lane is free for hundreds of yards or even miles.

Don't they teach that in drivers ed or something?
It's in drivers ed. Many newer drivers follow the rules, but older drivers are often unaware, or just "forgot" the law because it wasn't enforced. Then the newer drivers see the older drivers not following the law, and then they too think it's okay to break that law. In the end, no one follows the law. I hope this changes though.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 11:15 PM   #2450
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I wonder why driver's ed in the US didn't the teach the concept of lane discipline in the first place.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #2451
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Don't those not moving to the right once in while come upon someone even slower than themselves and bitch him/her? Shouldn't they then be able to realize they are doing the same to others?
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Does anyone know if New York roads are better maintained than California/Texas? I saw the pictures in the previous post and there are some pretty European-looking roads (as in not taking up too much room, decent markings, some well-maintained pavement, etc.)
Is that a joke? If you mean NYC roads those highways are some of the wost maintained roads i've ever been on and they don't take up too much room because 1) there isn't room and 2) their old.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 03:00 AM   #2453
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It's in drivers ed. Many newer drivers follow the rules, but older drivers are often unaware, or just "forgot" the law because it wasn't enforced. Then the newer drivers see the older drivers not following the law, and then they too think it's okay to break that law. In the end, no one follows the law. I hope this changes though.
It'll get worse, not better, in the future as the Baby Boomers are starting to hit retirement age. That means more left lane hoggers in the future.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 03:29 AM   #2454
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Is that a joke? If you mean NYC roads those highways are some of the wost maintained roads i've ever been on and they don't take up too much room because 1) there isn't room and 2) their old.
Well I saw Parkway pictures and they looked nice. guess not haha
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Old June 25th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #2455
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It'll get worse, not better, in the future as the Baby Boomers are starting to hit retirement age. That means more left lane hoggers in the future.
Yeah, hopefully they start to put some more serious enforcement into that law.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #2456
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Does anyone have any photos of new or expanded interstates?
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Can anyone create a map of new or planned interstates?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 09:49 PM   #2458
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Are there any updates on this proposed tunnel?
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Old June 25th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #2459
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Can anyone create a map of new or planned interstates?
I will take a few pictures of a relatively new section of I-90 near Seattle. Very nicely paved section. It will probably be a couple months though, because I don't travel through that stretch normally, only when school starts in September. I'll take pictures from my big yellow twinky :]
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Is there anything new since the last post?
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