Funny that you should post this, just after DH and I were discussing the state of Missouri's roads after our trip to the midwest Rally last weekend. As we jarred and jittered over the highways from Hannibal to Jefferson City, we remarked on what a contrast our roads have with other states we've driven through--and it's often not a good contrast. Don't get me wrong, I love our state, but I cringe when I think of our tourism ads that induce people to come see our wonders (and we do truly have wonders in Missouri!) but then offer out-of-state travelers our pitiful highways. What DO we need to do to get our roads here improved? I guess the obvious would be a higher gasoline tax, but everyone howls at that, and so we have to jounce all over the highways and bridges. I think some of our little winding blacktop Ozark byways outshine our larger highways. I agree that 18-wheelers seem to beat the the highways to death. One thing we noticed on our Illinois drive is the third lane that most truckers and large RV's drove while lighter traffic took the other two. I don't see an easy or soon-to happen solution. I do know that we really notice when we drive OUT of Missouri onto a state's highways that seem like silk in comparison. Ahhhhh, relief!
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