The "Crossroads of America" is home to two roads in the country that people despise driving on the most.

Indiana is known as "The Crossroads of America," mainly because the city of Indianapolis is the hub for several major Interstate highways that crisscross the state, connecting Hoosiers to the rest of the United States. Recently, the state of Indiana was named one of the best states in the entire country to drive in. While Indiana is full of roads that offer great scenery and make for a great Sunday drive, we also have a few sketchy roads throughout the state too. Whether they are very narrow, curvy, crowded with other drivers, or just full of potholes, I'm sure we can all think of a few roads that we tend to try to avoid for one reason or another.

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We here in Indiana hear people complain about traffic in certain parts of the state, whether it be Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, or Evansville. Everyone knows which roads to steer clear of if you want to save yourself a headache. Recently, there was a survey from  They surveyed 3,000 drivers about which highways are the most hated. Granted, 3,000 is a pretty small sample size when considering how many drivers and highways exist in the U.S. That being said, two Indiana highways made this list. You may or may not be surprised by the results.


Indiana Has Two of the Most Loathed Highways in America

Do you think you have an idea which two roads here in the Hoosier State made this list? Chances are, you probably won't be surprised to find out that both are in the Indianapolis area. While neither Indiana road was near the top of the list the top 100 most loathed roads to drive on across America, it's still interesting that these roads were despised enough to make the cut. Let's check them out.

Coming in at number 58 on the list was I-65. More specifically, the parts of I-65 near Indianapolis and northwest Indiana near Chicago. The survey says that this interstate can be congested and prone to delays. Which, if you have ever driven on that stretch of road (especially during rush hour) you'd most likely agree.


The second highway in Indiana a part of the most loathed list was I-456, which came in at number 78. This bypass around Indianapolis sees its share of traffic, especially during rush hours, and if you have ever been stuck in the middle of that traffic, I am sure that you've shared a few choice words about that road and the drivers on it.


The one road that I personally would have added to the list would have been the Lloyd Expressway in Evansville. Those who have driven on it all feel the same. It's called an "expressway" but it seems far from it. That's what folks in my neck of the woods live by the saying "avoid the Lloyd." If you found this information interesting, you can check out the full list by clicking here. You can also dive a little deeper when it comes to Indiana roads by discovering the Indiana highways with the most fatalities by clicking here.

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