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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-20-2010, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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Sky vs Potholes

Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia the snows this winter have reeked havoc on the road system. For all intensive purposes the State's entire road repair budget has been used to remove the white stuff. I have seen potholes just traveling back and forth to work that would inflict damage to the low front end of the Sky. I am sure several of those little Smart cars are probably at the bottom of the larger ones. Even after the weather breaks Sky driving is going to involve allot of caution and checking the distance for asphalt black holes. How are the roads in your area guys?
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Hit or miss here. The problem with nice straight smooth fresh paved roads is speeding tickets.

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Welcome to our reality here in MI. People in the northern part of our state drive on snow all winter long on roads with a limited plowing schedule. In the more populated southern areas drivers panic when the roadways aren't completely clear and dry. The dilemma is that plowing and the application of anti-icers costs money, and the result of the increased freeze/thaw cycles promoted by the ice melters are the potholes you are seeing now. The dilemma is that in order to keep commerce going in winter, large amounts of funding is spent on keeping roads clear with no long term benefit beyond the winter cycle. The cash spent then isn't available for the long term maintenance and reconstruction of the infrastructure.
So far snowfall has been unusually light here in the Detroit area so the pothole season should be a couple weeks shorter.

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and with it, probably record potholes. I-270 going around Columbus is a nightmare. I commute from Lancaster every day. Rt. 33 has relatively new pavement from Lancaster almost to the Franklin County border, so potholes are nil. Once you are in Franklin County--holy cow!!

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I bent a rim on my other Saturn Thursday on a nice pothole on the interstate of all places.
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Same here! Just keep two hands on the wheel like your going through a slalom of cones!


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Roads are pretty bad around here.

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That's one reason I keep tire pressures at 40-41 psi.



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the driveway to my apartment shares a service road with a Kroger, so we get a lot of semi's coming and going, normally it's not so bad but with the past month being so bad the frost cracked the normal pot holes and they are large enough i can't straddle them anymore so i have to just about go up onto the curb to get away from them.

well it seems informing my landlord that any damage to my car's suspension and front grill would be coming out of my rent did some good, they are supposed to start repairing the road today...

Otherwise little rock and central Arkansas's roads are in pretty good repair, only a few pot holes i have to remember.

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I've hit some hellacious potholes in my daily driver here in NE Ohio. Surprisingly, I haven't bent a rim yet.

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Good roads here in SE Texas! My 'new' 2008 RL loves 'em! Of course, we don't have the freezing road problems that y'all up north do.

Eating up the miles along the Gulf coast and having a blast!
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Good roads here in SE Texas! My 'new' 2008 RL loves 'em! Of course, we don't have the freezing road problems that y'all up north do.

Eating up the miles along the Gulf coast and having a blast!

THANKS for rubbing it in Yogi!

Oh how I miss the two days of winter in Texas and the many top down days the rest of the year!

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