Foodie posted at 09:49:50 AM on Jan 21, 2014:
Molsonator posted at 09:41:03 AM on Jan 21, 2014:
It seems the Anthony Wayne Trail is a ship wreck until you reach Maumee. Then it seems fine. Why?
We should probably avoid answering that question lest we force this thread off to /p/...........
No, it would be banished only to local /p/, which is less of a slum.
If you want an answer about the specific segment between the I-75 ramps and the nearest intersections, that's because whomever is responsible for maintenance does not give a flying fuck and thinks concrete expansion joints should be just fine filled with hot and cold patch, instead of cut out and re-poured with concrete. Oh, and because there was some talk about a MAGICAL DOWNTOWN GATEWAY WITH LANDSCAPING AND SHIT at one point.
If you're talking about the stretch SW of 75 towards Maumee, it's because the shit asphalt is deteriorating and because I think the city's attitude towards crack sealing and preventative maintenance amounts to "why should we bother?"
If you want to keep the potholes from getting bad, you need to keep water from getting under the surface layer of asphalt. Which means you either need to cut out the shitty spots of surface asphalt, or crack seal/surface seal. Both are, of course, labor intensive, which means they ain't getting done.
Maumee maintenance takes over at Maumee line which means the road is better because Maumee don't fuck around and let their roads get that bad.