Ask any trucker and they can immediately name their least favorite highway. Whether it’s crushing traffic, giant potholes, accidents, poorly lit roads, small lanes, or a minimum number of road signs, these highways can cause even the most seasoned truck driver’s blood pressure to rise. We asked around and came up with ten of the worst highways in America:
- Interstate 4, Florida. This interstate is constantly under massive construction, making it one of the worst and most dangerous highways in America. A section between Daytona Beach and Orlando is rumored to be haunted because of the big number of fatalities that occur there every year.
- New Jersey Turnpike. Lots and lots of tolls, but very few exits make this highway one of the most hated. If you miss your exit, you may need to go all the way to Pennsylvania to turn around. The only good part about the road – it’s well-maintained, mainly due to all the heavy tolls.
- Interstate 55, Chicago. People claim this highway has so much debris that you’re practically guaranteed to blow a tire or get in an accident. The smells are pretty foul, too.
- Kennedy Expressway, Chicago. Chicago has many memorable roads, but this is one of the worst. A twenty minute drive can take up to three hours as you sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
- Interstate 35, Texas. This interstate cuts a sweeping arc through Texas, leaving a trail of immolated cars and debris in its wake. Torn up roads and cross winds make this trek especially dangerous and loathsome.
- Interstate 55, Louisiana. Most highways in Louisiana are poorly maintained, but I-55 takes the cake. Your semi is liable to blow a tire or suffer severe damage as it rolls and rattles over giant potholes and debris.
- Interstate 15, California. From Barstow to the Nevada state line, this road is just a string of brake lights. Its heavy traffic is mostly due to gamblers or foodies wanting to get a jump on the Vegas night. Don’t expect to go more than a snail’s pace here.
- Pennsylvania Turnpike. Narrow lanes and sharp curves make this highway extremely dangerous. To boot, it’s been under construction for decades.
- Interstate 44, Oklahoma. Usually, one or two lanes are always closed, forcing drivers to merge at high speeds.
- Interstate 10, Arizona. The 150-mile stretch from Phoenix to the California border is the worst part of this lengthy highway. Up to 85 people a year lose their lives through this lightly populated section in the desert.
Which highway do you hate the most? Leave it in the comments!