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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:18 AM   #121
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Hmm.. well here's the SR-73 which runs through South Western Orange County:



















..and this is the SR-241, which runs through the eastern Orange County, through the Santa Ana mountains ... these pictures are pretty crappy..









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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:37 AM   #122
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The green ones are the toll roads, red ones are freeways and the yellow ones are highways (large/important streets)

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 08:43 AM   #123
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thx a lot guys
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Old November 25th, 2005, 08:28 AM   #124
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How about Illinois?
The highways in the Chicago area definetly can't handle the volume of traffic and are ALWAYS under construction, but this can probably be said of any big city. I haven't driven much outside of the area, so I wouldn't know what the roads in most other states are like.
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Old November 25th, 2005, 08:36 AM   #125
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:05 AM   #126
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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:54 PM   #127
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The worst State in the country with respect to freeways, roads and highways is Pennsylvania-it is not even close. travelling on Pennsylvania roads is like travelling back thru time. all freeways, bridges and roads need to be widened, resurfaced, repaired and or replaced.

I 76 thru philly-4 lanes, should be at least 8. ditto for pretty much every freeway in the Philadelphia metro area. i cant tell you how many back roads and small streets still have one-lane bridges. PENNDOT pay attention-improve the roads.

enough said !!

I completely agree. PA has some of the worst highways. Travelling back in time? Hey i live in central PA and I can attest to the whole travelling back in time thing. And all the people screaming out texas (some of whom have probably never even been to the state or used its highways) are simply wrong. Texas has pretty good highways (houston is crazy and easy to get lost in and traffic sucks but you can't blame the highways for the city being so big and sprawling). And I'm sure california isn't so bad either...i've never been there so I can't really say.

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Old November 26th, 2005, 03:56 PM   #128
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How are the roads in Alaska?
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:44 AM   #129
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The best freeways and highways in this country are in MD, VA and CA. although traffic is bad in CA, they have the best highway/freeway system in my opinion. They are designed well, maintained well and are very rarely in disrepair. Texas roads are also not bad. MD and VA have by far the best freeways on the East Coast. Again, all major freeways are nice and wide, with 8+ lanes in metro areas and the two states are not afraid to take initative to widen roads when it is necessary (Capital Beltway 95/495 may soon be widened to 10-12 lanes in some locations).

I live just outside of Phila, PA, and i hate travelling on the freeways here. so anybody that says CA and Texas are bad, come to Pennsylvania and get to know what "bad roads" really means. just have your car's suspension checked out prior to making the trip. Its like traveling off road!! Those states are like thousands of years ahead of PA with respect to highways.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:55 AM   #130
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Yeah, I vote for Alaska!
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Old November 27th, 2005, 06:55 AM   #131
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I have to go with W. virginia.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:07 AM   #132
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I-80 in Illinois. It's not just the conjestion. The pavement should have been replaced a decade ago.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 07:08 AM   #133
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Neither Texas or California should be at the top of the list.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 12:14 PM   #134
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I vote....I don't know. :-P As long it's usable, and smooth...I'll be fine. I remember going on I-80 from near bay area going on way to Vallejo, that huge "hump" sure scared me and it felt like I'm flying off the freeway! I think they got it fixed recently, not sure.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:13 AM   #135
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The best freeways and highways in this country are in MD, VA and CA. although traffic is bad in CA, they have the best highway/freeway system in my opinion. They are designed well, maintained well and are very rarely in disrepair. Texas roads are also not bad. MD and VA have by far the best freeways on the East Coast. Again, all major freeways are nice and wide, with 8+ lanes in metro areas and the two states are not afraid to take initative to widen roads when it is necessary (Capital Beltway 95/495 may soon be widened to 10-12 lanes in some locations).

I live just outside of Phila, PA, and i hate travelling on the freeways here. so anybody that says CA and Texas are bad, come to Pennsylvania and get to know what "bad roads" really means. just have your car's suspension checked out prior to making the trip. Its like traveling off road!! Those states are like thousands of years ahead of PA with respect to highways.
Maryland maybe, but Virginia uhhh, I don't know about that one, lol. In Northern Virginia, they've always done a good job of keeping the roads maintained, but in Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area, I-64 is in terrible shape.

My last visit on I-95/395 in Northern Va, I felt like I was hitting speed bumps every minute or so. And for the life of me, I don't know why VDOT hasn't at least widen I-95 to 8 lanes (not including the HOV) at least from Stafford County to the Beltway, since the road serves both commuters and out of town travelers. It can literally take 2 1/2 hours to drive from Woodbridge to Stafford (15 mile drive) on both 95 and Route 1 during holidays.

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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:14 AM   #136
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californias highways really suk
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:38 AM   #137
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Can someone tell me what they're doing with that humongous construction crater near I-80 just south of Chicago? I was driving through this past summer and couldn't believe how big it was and couldn't figure out what it was for. It looked like those mining pits you see on TV.

Bad roads/highways: northern NJ especially Jersey City.
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Old December 4th, 2005, 09:52 AM   #138
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:38 PM   #139
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^ I agree. Though Michigans highway network is pretty extensive, some of there interstates really are bone rattlers. Fortunately they seem fairly eager to to improve there networks condition.
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Old December 5th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #140
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When I get onto any freeway in LA here, and there is no traffic, then I think about how nicely built our system here is. Its when there is traffic that is really gets awful. The roads here are OK, some areas are new, and others have been revamped. There are still plenty of places that need repair though. Especially the streets and boulevards here.. If the system here had wider lanes, and more of them, it would be a lot more manageable.

Roads here tend to deteriorate real quickly, but we have the most registered cars in the Country, and thats not including the non-registered cars (which there are a lot of!)
plus all the tourists, and foreigners.. Cali had a policy for a while to give licenses to you even if you didnt have citizenship, ahem...
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