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garysol

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Is there a hiway in worse condition anywhere? I have never been so beat up by a rough hiway in my life. Towing my TT from Flint through Lansing to Marshall Mi it felt like my spine was going to come through my head. How in the world did we let our hiway system get in such disrepair.....


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garysol wrote:

Is there a hiway in worse condition anywhere? I have never been so beat up by a rough hiway in my life. Towing my TT from Flint through Lansing to Marshall Mi it felt like my spine was going to come through my head. How in the world did we let our hiway system get in such disrepair.....


It has been like that ever sense they “fixed” it years ago.

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Need to ask Snyder about that. Better yet, let Whitless impose her 47 cent gas tax where the revenue will go primarily to other stuff rather than roads to fix them.

The secondary roads are much better. As a rule I don't drive on 69. 94 or 127.


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WOMC (Detroit area) used to put out parody songs
Potholes in the street (To the tune of Dancing in the street)

I got a copy on CD. (They burned it for me) I took it in and gave it to the MDOT project engineers. they copied it and adopted it a the MDOT theme song.

What can I say

For years we have been paying more and more tax "To fix the roads" and.. Well you said it.. And we are not the only ones.

I"ve traveled a lot of the eastern US and no I-69 is not the worst by a long shot. I've also traveled I-69 from Indy to Port huron. They worked on it last year east of Flint.. Sections are downright nice now.. I drive it every 2 weeks.


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Michigan has higher fuel taxes than most of the surrounding states. But, what really frosts me is coming back into the state from the south on I-75...

There is the "Welcome to Michigan" sign and "BAM" there is the worst road you have seen in several hundred miles....

Some welcome - huh?

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The trucking industry caused 99% of road damage, but they only pay 35% of maintenance costs. Data from the Congressional Budget Office.
Until they pick up the slack, there is no way that additional taxes on fuel will make up the difference. It's estimated that (1) fully loaded 18-wheeler does the same damage as 9600 cars.


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Trekkar wrote:

The trucking industry caused 99% of road damage, but they only pay 35% of maintenance costs. Data from the Congressional Budget Office.
Until they pick up the slack, there is no way that additional taxes on fuel will make up the difference. It's estimated that (1) fully loaded 18-wheeler does the same damage as 9600 cars.


I can't remember the last time i saw an open weigh station. Who's regulating what they haul?

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ZINGERLITE wrote:

Trekkar wrote:

The trucking industry caused 99% of road damage, but they only pay 35% of maintenance costs. Data from the Congressional Budget Office.
Until they pick up the slack, there is no way that additional taxes on fuel will make up the difference. It's estimated that (1) fully loaded 18-wheeler does the same damage as 9600 cars.


I can't remember the last time i saw an open weigh station. Who's regulating what they haul?


Moot point. If those figures are correct just tax them 2/3 more. But keep in mind they will not be the ones paying it, you will every time you purchase something. And it will still be spent on protecting habitat for the Hairy Chested Nutscratcher instead of the roads.

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Unfortunately I have to come up to Flushing/Davison in July. There is no good side road to take as an alternate either or I would do that. I guess I will make sure things are battened down and tires are inflated properly and go slow. I know 85-90 is a common speed for people there, glad I moved out.

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