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Old 09-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #1
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I-90 from Beloit to Madison

This road is mediocre at best. It is heavily under construction, and it desperately needs repair. Some area are OK at 60-65 mph but in several areas the pavement is so bad you will have to slow to 50 or even 45 with flashers on to hold your RV together. Unfortunately, there is no "rough road ahead" warning and you are into the slam/bang zone before you can even react. After Madison things improve considerably.

US-51 which runs mostly parallel may be an alternate route, but I haven't driven it so can't rate it.


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Old 09-22-2016, 06:26 AM   #2
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I know what you are speaking of. Another rough stretch is I-43 from Port Washington to Green Bay. Two wks. ago, I lost the wiring cover out of my Dometic awning due to vibrating it's way down and out of the channel!
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:32 PM   #3
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Wisconsin has only 2 seasons, winter and road construction.
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:48 PM   #4
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Wisconsin has only 2 seasons, winter and road construction.
Nah, there's still 4: Almost winter, winter, still winter, construction.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:09 PM   #5
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For what it's worth ... the KOA on the northern outskirts of Madison, WI ... right off I-90 - has a couple fenced dog runs.

Minnesota has the same two seasons, Snow and Road Destruction.

Coming from Chicago, I make the assertion that the Tri-State is CONTINUOUSLY under construction. At least what I know from 55 years of driving in and around Chicago-Land ...
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:59 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=MNtraveler Some area are OK at 60-65 mph but in several areas the pavement is so bad you will have to slow to 50 or even 45 with flashers on to hold your RV together.[/QUOTE]

Just an FYI, in most states it is illegal to drive down the road with your flashers on. They are only to be used if you are broke down and not moving.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:09 PM   #7
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Coming from Chicago, I make the assertion that the Tri-State is CONTINUOUSLY under construction. At least what I know from 55 years of driving in and around Chicago-Land ...
When we go back to visit the DW's family I always tell them that due to the construction the tollways don't look any different to us than they did when we moved away in 1982. That goes right down to the potholes.
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Just an FYI, in most states it is illegal to drive down the road with your flashers on. They are only to be used if you are broke down and not moving.
In South Carolina, state law requires trucks to use four way flashers when they are traveling significantly slower than traffic. It's on the CDL written test and you'd better know it during the driving test. I've seen it done in many states.
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That stretch of I-90 will be rebuilt and widened very soon. It is about the only highway project in WI that isn't getting put on the back burner. We have to accommodate all of the traffic from Chicago heading to Wisconsin Dells every weekend.
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I'm hoping they will do more asphalt and less concrete. The expansion joints on that road are at just the right distance to create a resonance in my truck/trailer combination. Ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk, ka-chunk.
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