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Illinois roads



My parents are driving our MR688 from PA to Indianola Iowa. Everything they have heard is that Illinois roads are awful. Can anyone give us feedback? A couple route options:

Rte 80

Rte 74 splitting to either 72 to Missouri or staying with 74 to Iowa.

Anyone know what shape these roads are in? Remember truck is a cabover bobtailing on 20k steer axle. It rides like shit, and my dad is nearing 70! 

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They detoured down to Kentucky and Missouri so they could skip Illinois completely.  I'll be driving the truck back in 6 weeks when the mixer is done and mounted on. I'll have to try and find out what condition 74 is in.  I would take US 34 from Iowa to Galesburg Illinois, then pick up 74 to Indianapolis. Or I'll detour south to Missouri and Kentucky.

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