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stargirl96

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Posted: 06/14/18 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We drove the Turner Turnpike about four weeks ago, and I made the comment to friends later that the Turnpike Authority should have to pay me to drive the turnpike. Lots and lots of road construction, and highway narrowing to one lane for no discernible reason at a couple of points. The most aggravating thing is they have these concrete barriers right up against the lanes of traffic so you worry that you're going to hit them. Not too long ago there was a fatality because of a semi-truck running into the back of a car at one point when traffic was stopped.

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People gripe when there's road construction. AND they gripe when the roads are in bad shape!!

Our roads aren't any better or worse than any other state. And I've been in lots of states, in the car, truck, bus, on the motorcycle, and the motorhome. The roads are all the same.


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No argument that people complain about road construction, but the way they're doing it on the turnpike is downright dangerous for motorists. Especially the concrete barriers placed right up to the highway lanes for miles and miles. My post was intended as a heads up for those driving large rigs that they might investigate other routes, depending of course on their destination.

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In construction zones, the workers are usually in more danger from the drivers. Narrow detour lanes may feel dangerous, but they give the workers a larger safe space.

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stargirl96 wrote:

No argument that people complain about road construction, but the way they're doing it on the turnpike is downright dangerous for motorists. Especially the concrete barriers placed right up to the highway lanes for miles and miles. My post was intended as a heads up for those driving large rigs that they might investigate other routes, depending of course on their destination.



Oh I totally understand it was mostly a warning. I go to Tulsa from OKC at least once a week. I can't recall off hand what the speed limit is through there but, I do remember most everyone was going 15-20 MPH over it.
But yeah, good heads up.

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BlindGuynAR wrote:

Yes i40 has been terrible for 25 years and it still will be 25 years from now


That's the truth. Never been on I40 between Barstow and Little Rock when it wasn't rough and full of potholes. My buddy used to tell me that if you ever get lost in the potholes going east on I40, just follow the baloney wrappers and you'll make it to Little Rock. [emoticon]

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