How are the roads near you?

United States
April 8, 2009 3:13pm CST
Well winter is almost over..lets hope anyway... Now that we have a few good days of nice weather here and there, our roads are taking a toll!!! There have been a few "pot holes" that have been opening up that you could lose your car in....so of course around here summer means "road construction season"... and they are going to have there work cut out for them.... How are your roads?
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
9 Apr 09
My first answer would be: "There are no roads". I live in a country with virtually no highways. Literally. There are only about 200 km (about 125 miles) of highway in Romania, and most of the roads in the country are terrible. Only the national roads and some of the county roads are good, but to really get where you need to, you have to cross through hell, or wait for hours. Many, many hours. To make an idea of what I'm talking about, there is a new highway "under construction". They managed to build 5 km (that's a bit over 3 miles) of highway in 4 years...
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• United States
10 Apr 09
Your Kidding!!!! WOW, and I complain about our summers that they work on the roads here....ok, you win!!! sorry to hear about that and I hope they get something done for that area!! thank you for the response.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
10 Apr 09
The thing is the main road network is in very good condition, but when it comes to the secondary roads, branching from the main network and leading to the smaller cities, the difference is huge. For example, my home village is located about 70 miles from the capital city. To go there by car, one has to take a European road, in excellent condition (but still not a highway, it crosses villages and has normal speed limitation), that branches into a national road, still in good condition. But when it comes to the last 5 miles, that can barely be considered a road. It crosses some villages and the cereal crops between the villages and it consist of a path that cars and wagons use to take, represented by nothing else than hard ground that turns into mud and water pools when it rains heavily... Good luck in trying to pass through that without a full traction vehicle or a tractor! Thank God I usually travel by train!
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I thought winter was over till the other day and today I got up to leave to go to work and the car had snow on it. I want summer to come I hate snow and winter.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
I am with you, I can not wait for summer!!! thanks for the response.
• United States
12 Apr 09
Your welcome Happy Easter. I like to swim and the warm weather that's why I cant wait for summer I just sick of the snow and cold.
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
8 Apr 09
Same here - pot holes! Then they repair them here in the summer too and put a great big sign up that is supposed to make us happy - "Sorry for any delays - we are working for YOU" - which is fine if they are actually working. Is coffee break to be considered as work and do we have to stop each side of the roadworks on red and green lights while they take their break?
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• United States
10 Apr 09
Wow the roads are bad by you too?.... ok, it seems everywhere the roads are bad and then they are now complaing that no one is buying new cars...ok first the economy sucks and we cant afford it...and then second who wants to buy a new car only to lose it in the streets that we drive....doesnt make sense!!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
10 Apr 09
It certainly doesn't! Mine is old and it shows but I am not buying a new one to leave it out on the road and then have to manouvre it round all those obstacles
@Jenniferp (210)
• United States
9 Apr 09
I live in North GA and we really never have pot holes. The county usually does a good job with keeping them smooth. I have heard some stories from up north and I cannot imagine the damage they would do to your car. I guess that you are always on the lookout huh?
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• United States
10 Apr 09
Yes we are!! It is dangerous on the roads some days if you are in a hurry and not paying attention, there have been many who lose tires on our pot holes, they are very bad....the other day on the news someone put a refridgerator box in one to show how deep it was and to help other drivers avoid it.... its good that you have good roads.... I may look into relocating.... thanks for the response.
• United States
9 Apr 09
our roads look like they've been shelled.but then,they pretty much always look like that.i'll be damned if i know what the state does with the road money. we had a guy who planted a tree in a pothole to prove a point.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
oh that is too funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good for him to prove his point! I would have love to see that!! thanks for the response.
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@sid556 (31006)
• United States
9 Apr 09
Our roads are horrible and really bad for the tires. The road crews here have already started work which is a pain as well because they are working all over the city and many detours and traffic delays. Nothing we can do about it...it has to get done. At least here they print in the paper the areas where work is being done so if you read and plan, you can allow time or plan to go a different route before getting caught up in the traffic delays.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
that is awesome that you can reroute yourself before you even leave the house....LOL thanks for the response.
• United States
9 Apr 09
to tell the truth i haven't been around in days! i am sure that there are plenty of potholes. we live in a busy area with lots of traffic. it seems in some places they have been doing construction on the roads forever. one area that i can think of they are repairing an overpass and it started last summer and they are still half done. by the time they finish it will be a year that they started it. it is crazy! they always work on this stuff at rush hour yet!
• United States
10 Apr 09
oh yeah....and they start working on the roads earlier every year and working longer through the year too...so it is a longer construction season and yet the roads are still not great!! thanks for the response.
• India
9 Apr 09
bad roads - Roads in India ,in rainy season
Hello freind i live in India,and i think you too .The roads here are just too bad in the rainy season especially.Govt.do something please.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
so sorry to hear that....it seems the roads are bad everywhere. thanks for the response.
@chiyosan (29383)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
the roads are pretty well, arent rough and we do not have winter but the summer's heat is great and the wet roads during rainy season makes the road slippery but still everyhing is fine..
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• United States
10 Apr 09
oh that sounds nice...I am very happy for your area!!! thanks for responding.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
8 Apr 09
You are right - Let's hope the winter is almost over... the roads in where I live always seems to have lots of sands and holes in some area, I hope the town hall will have people come fix it soon!
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• United States
10 Apr 09
Lets hope they do fix them soon!!! I actually saw on the news the other day a pot hole/sink hole that they put a refridgerator box in it to show how deep it was and to let cars have to swerve to miss the hole... thanks for the response.
• United States
8 Apr 09
it was snowing here in Ny earlier today. The roads in NY are in really bad shape.. They always put down that salt that kills the concrete. They need to find something else that will work better.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
yes, they use the salt here too.... I heard they use sand up north, I could only imagine that being so dirty and not working well but since I dont live up there I have no idea. thanks for the response.
@webeishere (36355)
• United States
8 Apr 09
In the city I live in, the County Road Crew does an excellent job with road care especially during the winter months. No pot holes that are bad around my neighborhood. Now 14 miles South in Minneapolis, I've hit quite a few that rattled my brains etc. Luckily no damage to the suspension or on the aligh=nment. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
10 Apr 09
oh I dont think there is an area that doesnt have pot holes or sink holes here where we can drive and they are forever doing construction on the roads...it doesnt make sense!!!!!! The roads should last but as soon as winter comes, the roads are bad again.... thanks for the response.
• India
7 Aug 09
well i'm from Mumbai,India and this area of mine has roads with full of potholes and it's uncommon to find a proper smooth road ..certainly a luxury to drive on