Roads, Highways & Bridges…Know of a bad one?

By Russ Phillips

What is the condition of roads, highways and bridges you travel? We “hear” a lot about their condition but what is being “done”? Yes, we need a long-term solution but what about in the short-term? Potholes? Striping?

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The purpose of this post is to encourage you to comment, particularly in Indiana, about the “bad” places you travel.

Late October last fall I drove early in the morning before any daylight IN Hwy. 25 between Rochester and Mentone, a stretch I seldom drive. The yellow and white lines were very faint if at all making it difficult to stay in my lane, particularly when there was oncoming traffic. I sent a letter to the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and received this response. Several days ago I traveled a short distance on this stretch. Lines still had not been re-striped. (Note: On 11/15/15 an email was sent to INDOT with another concern. It will be published tomorrow.)

Last Thursday I drove IN Hwy 31 between Argos and Plymouth. Many potholes remain unfilled, particularly on the right side of the outside lane.

I’ve also noticed the edge of many roads are crumbling.

How are Indiana roads? County? Town? City? State? Interstate? I encourage you to comment, particularly in Indiana, about the “bad” places you travel.

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Roads, Highways & Bridges…Know of a bad one? — 1 Comment

  1. Yesterday wasn’t the first time I’v encountered LARGE holes in the national road that goes over the Tippecanoe River in Fulton County; -mainly in the southbound lanes. Very dangerous.