5 Worst Roads In Flint – Our Bottom Five
Flint, Michigan has many problems including the ever-increasing violence and dwindling job market. Perhaps the biggest of all the problems are the buck-nasty road conditions that we deal with on a day to day basis. From downtown to the outskirts, you can't drive more than a mile without hitting a pothole. It is with this in mind that we bring you the 5 worst roads in Flint.
Between Grand Blanc and Hill Roads
Initially this list was going to be Worst Potholes In Flint, but there are so many it would take years to decide which ones were worse. The perfect example of this is the continuous crater that stretches the entire length of this part of Fenton Road. Seriously, where the lines separate the lanes there is a super long ongoing pothole in it's place.
Bristol RoadBetween Center and Belsay Roads
A lot of Bristol could use work, but this particular section is like riding a mechanical bull. Much of the road is covered with both fresh and patched potholes that make for an incredibly bumpy ride. The problems actually start around Townsquare Drive (where our station is), which is worth mentioning only because our long divot-filled dirt driveway is the number #6 worst road in Flint. I'm glad I drive a beater to work, unlike some of my co-workers who dirty up their Caddy's and Camaros on the way in.
Belsay RoadBetween Court Street and Davison Road
Technically in Burton, but I still have to drive it everyday so deal with it! This one isn't all awful, it's spotty, but the bad spots are BAD! Especially in the outer lane if you're headed northbound. This road has been terrible for years and it doesn't look like they plan on fixing it anytime soon. At least after beating the hell out of your suspension, your shocks will get a break when you get stuck waiting for a train at that stupid railroad crossing. The only good thing about GM leaving town was that trains didn't stop at that crossing anywhere near as much.
Davison RoadBetween Center and Genesee Roads
Davison, along with the next road on the list, could probably be contenders for the worst road in America. This one has so many cracks and patches it looks more like a quilt than a road. When headed east your whole car might fall apart if you pass Burger King in the outside lane. It's consistently awful all the way up to Genesee, your tires get some much needed rest on the recently re-done stretch between there headed towards Belsay.
Center RoadBetween Atherton and Davison Roads.
Clearly the worst stretch of road in the Flint area, it starts to get pretty rough in front of Meijer and remains choppy until you cross Lapeer Road. The potholes actually vanish for about 200 yards between Bob Evans and the on ramp for I-69, but once you cross Court Street all bets are off! The road gets progressively worse from there on out: constant potholes, poorly patched old potholes, and two of the roughest railroad crossings in Flint make it damn near impossible to go 40mph and not lose a tire or break an axle.