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Old 06-01-2006, 06:41 AM   #1
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Interstate 80 thru Nebraska

Has anyone taken this road lately. I have a friend who has a friend from California who thought it was one of the worst in the country. This was traveling on it from 2004-late 2005.

I could always run west on I70 thru Missouri. However, I don't think much of I70 either. Used to live in Topeka, Ka. and hated to run I70 to Ohio because it was so rough.

Which is worse?
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:45 AM   #2
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I drove I-80 from Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO in April. The freeway condition was fine... nothing remarkable to mention. As you might expect, it was long and not much to see. I can't compare the road condition to I-70, as it has been a few years since I went that route.
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Old 06-01-2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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I-70~nothing to brag about, at least in MIssouri. Sadly, we almost always notice a remarkable improvement when we leave any highway in Missouri and enter another state. I hope we catch up someday. I-80 through Nebraska~it's been a couple years since we drove it, but what I remember best is the ka-chunka, ka-chunka we endured. Not whiplash quality, but tiring. Funny, in spite of the road surface, we have always enjoyed the scenery on roads west. I think it's a state of mind Have a good trip, whichever you choose. ~G
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I-80 across Nebraska might be okay in a car, but when towing our AS it was mighty rough even down to 45 mph. . . so bad for us with our 28' that we finally dropped parallel onto US Hwy 6 for a good portion, and it was wonderful by comparison. On our return trip we thought I-70 in Ohio was a lot smoother than the I-80 experience in Nebraska. That was two years ago, so maybe they have done extensive work across Nebraska since then!
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Might I suggest......

I crossed Nebraska and South Dakota last fall almost entirely on two lanes. Good roads, better scenery, better traveling in my opinion. fair warning though, you might accidently see america....
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I used to travel extensively on I-80 in Nebraska, but I can't comment on it's condition since it has been a while.

I do want to point out that there is a slight curve in the road when you go through the town of Pine Bluffs, at the extreme western border. That was my favorite part.

Man, is that a straight road!

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I 80 in Nebraska, isn't that the road you tie the steering wheel down, put a brick on the gas, and go in the back to take a nap.... Just kidding. The last time I drove that road, was at night, all night. At dawn you turn left and head for Denver.

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I-80 across Nebraska might be okay in a car, but when towing our AS it was mighty rough even down to 45 mph. . . so bad for us with our 28' that we finally dropped parallel onto US Hwy 6 for a good portion, and it was wonderful by comparison. On our return trip we thought I-70 in Ohio was a lot smoother than the I-80 experience in Nebraska. That was two years ago, so maybe they have done extensive work across Nebraska since then!
Thanks to all for the replies. I have a 29' and I know all about the 45mph thing. Had to do that last year in Alabama on I59 north of Birmingham.

My friend said farmers don't pay taxes, guess he is right.
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Well, my take on farming is that it is the only business in the world where the operator buys at retail and sells at wholesale. Wingfoot's friend should know that farmers, like all of us, pay their own way. They don't pay tax on fuel used in agricultural production, however.
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Ok, enough Nebraska jokes... here's a link to the Archway. It really is an interesting stop.

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