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Raleigh, North Carolina Complaint - Highways - NC Highway / Government

Review by ncstan on 2008-02-26
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA -- I just got a flat tire from a pothole on Interstate 40. First there are no lights on the highway next there are always potholes left over deers and other debris on the highway and never cleaned up.

The state should pay for all of the damage to the citizens cars.
Comments:18 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-02-27
Posted by chris513 on 2008-02-27:
So...what exactly was it that caused the flat...the dead deer or lack of streetlights?
Posted by chemman on 2008-02-27:
If you think Raleigh roads are bad, try living in Detroit! I moved to Raleigh from Detroit and I could not believe how nice the roads are here. In Detroit, you are lucky if you can go 30 feet without hitting a teeth rattling pothole. Compared to Detroit, Raleigh is like driving on silk, they are so smooth.
Posted by Sparticus on 2008-02-27:
I hear you chemman. I think anywhere in the Midwest this winter has crates for potholes. With all these warm then cold cycles the roads are falling apart...
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
Fellow Detroit-ish-er here. These roads are horrendous! This year they are worse than I've ever seen. Of course, that means that come spring, the construction will be in full force!
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-27:
Cherpep... if you have to drive north, the Zilwaukee bridge is closed at the northbound side for the next three months... you'll have to use I-675
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
What?! Why is it closed, OF? I just drove over the bridge 2 weekends ago. Yes, I travel that way quite frequently to visit my mom and my sister.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
The Zilwaukee Bridge, that's always been my family's point of reference to the north. Once you're across the bridge, you are officially 'up north'.
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-27:
Cherpep... they are changing the bridge bearings and each side will be closed for three months
They couldn't start until last week because of the lousy weather..
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-27:
Right now everyone is ending up at the Speedway gas station at Tittabawasee and 675 begging for directions..LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
Well, at least the mall should get a bit more business during those months, huh?!
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-27:
You may be right, of course it will raise heck on Bay road in the neighborhood where I live...
Posted by Ponie on 2008-02-27:
Think the Zil bridge will hold up this time? :)

I live in the area bound by Crooks, Big Beaver, Livernois, and Maple Rd. All last summer they were working on one end of Livernois, Maple, and part of Crooks. Also, the 'alternate' route of 14 Mile Rd. in Clawson. Since I live on a boulevard smack-dab in the middle of this square, for about a week I had no trouble getting out but had to drive three miles out of the way to get home. Now--the other end of Livernois and Crooks is going to be worked on this summer. Oh joy!
Posted by Ponie on 2008-02-27:
(P.S. to above.) I don't know how it works but MI has some sort of program in place to pay for damage to automobiles caused by our super(?) highways.
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
Ponie - for years, I worked in the Top of Troy building there, the triangle building at Big & Beaver and I75. Actually, that's where I met my husband. I get fond thoughts whenever I think of your neighborhood.
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-27:
It was really cool when the Zilwaukee brige sank into the mud before they finished building it... It was funny as heck to wake up Sunday morning and see the bridge out of line by 10 feet..
Posted by Anonymous on 2008-02-27:
Remember the days of being stuck on I-75 waiting for boat to pass under the drawbridge, though?!
Posted by old fart on 2008-02-27:
I remember it well
Posted by MSCANTBEWRONG on 2008-02-27:
Before they completed construction on the new bridges in Charleston, you would have to get up in the morning and listen to the "bridge" safety news. They would tell you whether the tide was right to safely cross the expansion bridges. Most mornings it was deemed "safe" but on some mornings they had the bridges closed due to hazardous conditions. I sure was glad when the new bridge construction was complete.

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