We lived in Sharon PA and Youngstown for a period of time and would go back & forth to St Marys on I-80. Spent many trips taking detours on and off I-80 since they built it in sections, miles apart from one section to another.
Now it’s just one continuous pot hole that The Donald is going to fix!
In 1962 my family moved from Washington, PA to New Wilmington, PA. Most every weekend we visited my grandparents in Eighty-Four, a 90 mile trek that took 3 hours – mostly on Rt. 18. Like I-80, I-79 was built in bits and pieces and it took some time for enough of it to be done to merit our taking it and detours onto Rt. 19. By the time the whole rig was finished I had graduated high school, graduated college, and was going to grad school in Charlottesville, VA. And by then my grandparents had moved to New Wilmington!
We never did get to use a completed I-80, but we did venture out to the Emlenton Bridge ‘just to see it’ and we did use the completed section between West Middlesex and Mercer to race cars in college.
And do I ever remember those Pennsylvania potholes! Freezing cycles and salt means that they will forever be part of the PA moonscape, regardless of who is President. The (non-duck) Donald might improve tings, but only global warming can solve that problem.