Interstate speed limit dropped because of potholes

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Lepton1, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. Slowmover1

    Slowmover1 Road Train Member

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    Those taxes haven’t been raised since 1992.

    Fuel SHOULD go up 30-40/cpg to do it. The roads should be self-sustaining. And they aren’t.

    It used to be a point of pride. Back when this place was America
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I think every northern state has that problem in the winter.

    Utah had a 20 mile stretch on 15 before the plows went to bed for the year. They milled the road and repaved.

    Asphalt gets laid before the concrete does.
     
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  4. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    I thought the roads were extra rough coming home from loading friday night.
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    Just doesn't end.
     
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  5. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Heavy Load Member

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    the state police in indiana dispatched 2 troopers to bad portions of the interstate to block both lanes and travel - at 45 mph. despite signs designating a lower speed bc of poor road conditions, people kept blowing out tires and crashing as they ignored the signs. brilliant.
     
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  6. PE_T

    PE_T Road Train Member

    I-40 from Flagstaff to Kingman, AZ, anyone!? It used to be really bad. Now, not so much, but the roads in that section just don’t last. Who knows why.
     
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  7. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    Do they still have that sign that says, "Rough road next 63 miles"?
     
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  8. LGarrison

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    Less asphalt more concrete and do it right the people that are building our roads are idiots and your State's keep paying for it over and over and over
     
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  9. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    You must be a Millenial.
    Our roads are made for us tough people. My generation is rough and tough, just like an old snapping turtle.
     
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  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Concrete don't last like asphalt does. They're making the layers thicker and thicker now. Along with asphalt underneath.

    Concrete was supposed to be cheaper then asphalt. That's probably not the case now. Since they're having to spend more to make it last.
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Concrete will last decades. Asphalt won’t, especially if it’s laid over concrete. It cracks over every joint within 3-5 years.
     
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