Hi, Howie, welcome to RTA! Much of Indiana's I-70 was a construction zone. Add that to the horrific rains we drove through (only to have a tornado whip through there 30 minutes after we passed through), I'm not sure what condition the highway was in. We too have noted that the further north we go, the roads need work (or are currently getting it). Of course, the old adage applies: there are two seasons on the highway - Winter, and Construction. In the southwest, where snow does not interfere (only heat), construction goes year-round, sometimes at night. Finally, the further east we go, the more expensive the fuel is, other than California. As I noted in the above report, much of Pennsylvania's diesel fuel prices are higher than they currently are in our hometown in California, which has surprised us.