Your least favorite stretches of road?

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  1. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

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    That road hasn't been touched by construction for at least the 10 years I've driven over it. Probably not for 40 or 50 years though because it was just as bad 10 years ago.
     
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  3. Dockbumper

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    It is as smooth as glass compared to the 20! Lol
     
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  4. Dockbumper

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    It must not have been one of those "Shovel Ready" projects 12 years ago. I can't seem to remember who to attribute that quote to........:rolleyes:
     
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  5. bentstrider83

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    Back when I used to live in CA and run the five corridor. Nothing worse than being put on some load going from SoCal all the way up to some place in WA. 55 all the way with some pretty rutted out spots in between.
     
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  6. Six9GS

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    If I'm at less than 75K gross, I'm light. I'm usually between 78k to 79k. I take Shasta, Donner and Eisenhower regularly. Also on Snoqualmie (I-84 East of Seattle) and Cabbage (I-84 in northeast Oregon) commonly. Love the scenery. I could do without the I-70 road conditions. But, otherwise, I'll drive those roads anyday. Beautiful country to go traipsing through!
    Road I don't like US89 in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The Utah portion is too much of a tourist road for a truck and the Northern AZ portion has absolutely terrible road conditions. I've driven it once and probably, hopefully, won't drive it again. I stay on I-15 to Vegas and US93 and US60 into Phoenix. Adds about 70 miles and is basically as fast. But, a much more reasonable road for a truck the US89!
     
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  7. TNSquire

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    75/24 split in Chattanooga, 153/75 split, and the 24/27 north split...
    All hairy as fook, and 4 wheelers get raytarded despite being well marked...
     
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  8. Brandonpdx

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    I-80 in IL from the Indiana state line to out past Joliet is pretty lousy in either direction.
     
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  9. Six9GS

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    I'm basically a West coast reefer jockey. I sometimes go East to like Ohio, but seldom.
    Anyway, has anyone else noticed that most of the unpopular roads being mentioned and in the East?
    There's a reason I like to stay in the West. You do have to contend with alot steeper and longer grades and twisty roads. Once you get used to it, really isn't an issue. But, the scenery is usually beautiful to drive through and the runs are typically longer with fewer urban areas to contend with.
    Anyway, just my obeservation and opinion, ymmv!
     
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  10. Lennythedriver

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    Anything heading out of the NE or So cal. You’ll use an entire shift of hours just to get out of those areas nine times out of 10.
     
  11. striker

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