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[*] posted on 1-15-2018 at 07:34 PM
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Had a recent report that the pot holes from chapala to Guerro Negro are sooo bad you need 4x4 compound low. Any updates appreciated heading south tues, the snow is a coming.
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[*] posted on 1-15-2018 at 08:00 PM


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Had a recent report that the pot holes from chapala to Guerro Negro are sooo bad you need 4x4 compound low. Any updates appreciated heading south tues, the snow is a coming.


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[*] posted on 1-15-2018 at 08:33 PM


I think the Green Angles are going to supply a crane to lift the cars out.



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[*] posted on 1-15-2018 at 09:17 PM


Well I done a little of that pothole patching as a young man and on that skinny road with all those high speed trucks it takes more nerve than Buffalo Bill to work out there. However I’m sure those little orange vests will save you, or at least distinguish you from the coyote remains.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 07:16 AM


6 weeks ago it was worse than I have ever seen. A friend drives LA-Cabo every month and he would concur that is is super bad right now
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 08:09 AM


Baja California has little incentive to maintain a road that just provides an avenue for people to pass through on their way to drop a load of cash in Baja California Sur. People forget that they are driving through two states.



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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 08:38 AM


just as everyone is stating here...the Potholes are bad. Drove it two weeks ago and a lot of "street Racer" type cars with low profile tires sitting on the side of the road. This was after they passed us really going fast. We knocked a head lite loose. Crazy driving thru there...take your time.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 08:39 AM


Drove up last week. Yes there are some deep holes but I've seen a lot more and longer stretches of the bad stuff. South bound side appears worse.



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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 09:04 AM


The problems of the pot holes are in Baja California North. The two governors have different perspectives on road maintenance.


Quote: Originally posted by weebray  
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 09:14 AM


There is no ongoing maintenance program of any kind for any road. They pave it and walk away. No crack sealing or no oil coat on an annual basis. Potholes are patched without doing proper preparation. Not enough time to do it correctly, but plenty of time to do it over and over.

And don't forget the unenforced weight limits on commercial truck traffic

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The problems of the pot holes are in Baja California North. The two governors have different perspectives on road maintenance.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 09:41 AM


Confirmed bad to REALLY bad. Was following a compact car and it hit one so hard I could not believe the tire did not blow.

Heard reports that there are some REALLY REALLY bad one's in the Catavina area but we didn't go that route this time.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 09:54 AM


2-3 weeks ago, somewhere just North of GN a bus slammed on its breaks around a bad pot hole stretch. We were going the other way. Watched a semi slam on its breaks and avoid hitting the bus by inches as smoke bellowed from its tires and it swerved into our lane. We had plenty of distance to get off the road thankfully.


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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 09:55 AM


...and the road is only going to get worse.





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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 10:08 AM


Odd that governors have any say on a FEDERAL highway... but there is a difference between the two states as far as how Hwy. 1 is maintained.

One factor is that Guerrero Negro is a sizable city at the north edge of Baja Ca Sur. In the other state, nothing 'big' in either population or commercial crops is south of El Rosario or San Felipe to the state border. L.A. Bay may be the exception. Highway 5 paved section south of Puertecitos is good because it is new and built to the newer highway standards. The 50 miles north of Puertecitos is old style, narrow highway with the terrain following (vados) instead of bridges and culverts installed.




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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 01:57 PM


I was thinking that if you are on your way to BCS, you could avoid some of the pot holes below Cataviña, but after Lake Chapala you would still have 30 miles of the craters.



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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 02:24 PM


Most of Baja Sur has cell service as well. Forget about it north of GN.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 03:44 PM


Drove up last Thursday from Loreto. Agree potholes are bad, however did see Bacheros working in the Northern areas. Just slow down.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 03:51 PM


The gov. of Baja norte just signed a bill to fix roads, time will tell keep your fingers crossed
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[*] posted on 1-16-2018 at 04:13 PM


I was told by the office of tourism in Northern Baja that the Feds give money to the states to fix roads as needed that are on the Federal zone. But what happens to that money after it is awarded, is anyone's guess (just as is in the USA).




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[*] posted on 1-17-2018 at 02:40 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Odd that governors have any say on a FEDERAL highway... but there is a difference between the two states as far as how Hwy. 1 is maintained.

One factor is that Guerrero Negro is a sizable city at the north edge of Baja Ca Sur. In the other state, nothing 'big' in either population or commercial crops is south of El Rosario or San Felipe to the state border. L.A. Bay may be the exception. Highway 5 paved section south of Puertecitos is good because it is new and built to the newer highway standards. The 50 miles north of Puertecitos is old style, narrow highway with the terrain following (vados) instead of bridges and culverts installed.


While the feds provide SOME funding for building and maintenance it is up to each State to build and maintain them. Thus the signs congratulating the governor etc. Just a different way of doing things by giving local control.
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