I-49 worst road for washroom breaks in U.S., study reveals


Discovering a washroom on the street is a continuing wrestle for truck drivers, however those that journey I-49 have to carry it for longer than their friends on different highways.

A research from QS Provides exhibits the route that runs from Lafayette, Louisiana, to Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, has two relaxation stops spaced a mean 264 miles (425 km) aside on the 528-mile (850-km) interstate.

And the longest stretch of U.S. freeway with out services is the I-22 from Birmingham, Alabama, to Byhalia, Mississippi — a 202-mile (325-km) run with no stops.

Map of rest stop distances

Relaxation areas, in contrast to truck stops, are funded by state transportation departments and forbidden from promoting gasoline or meals, or internet hosting industrial companies. Sadly, they’ve turn into a drain on state assets across the nation, and lots of have now closed widening the hole between bathroom stops, the research mentioned.

Two stops alongside 849 km freeway

Each of the I-49’s washroom stops are in Louisiana (one close to Boyce, the opposite close to Washington), the place the unique a part of the I-49 first existed. The street additionally runs by way of Arkansas, however you’ll have to carry it in that state till you attain the endpoint in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri, the research revealed.

At some stage, the 2 sections of the I-49 will meet briefly in Texas when the ultimate half is accomplished – and whereas public funding for the mission is restricted, it appears probably that non-public enterprises in Texas will reap the benefits of this main south-north thoroughfare by catering to the wants of drivers.

Graphic on rest stops

However in the event you suppose you’ve bought issues unhealthy in Missouri, you’ll be tying your legs in knots in Mississippi. The Birmingham, Alabama to Byhalia, Mississippi I-22 is 202.22 miles (325.44 km) of scorching, thirsty street and not using a single washroom cease.

That’s three hours of crossing your legs and your fingers — practically twice the time you’ll wait to alleviate the stress on the third-longest washroom-free stretch, which is on Route 220 in North Carolina.


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