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    Interstate Travel

    Preparing for a drive to North Carolina. Anyone know of a good site that shows/discusses current interstate projects across the country? An initial search yielded little. There are a couple ways I could go so I'm trying to determine if a certain route is burdened by heavy roadwork.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    I swear google maps was showing that to me recently but maybe that was on my phone. I don't see it now.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Sounds to me like you are trying to take all of the excitement out of summer travel.





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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Looks like it was google navigation on my phone. I'm just guessing that it takes delays into account when it decides which route to take you on.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Sounds to me like you are trying to take all of the excitement out of summer travel.



    It's Dayton to Charleston, WV and down unless I see some crazy reason not to. My 11 and 9 year olds are plenty of excitement at 80 mph. Less exciting at 30-40 mph!



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    They have state by state info here with maps. Kind of kludgy but it might help.
    Interstate Road Conditions | Road Closures | Weather Delays


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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    It's Dayton to Charleston, WV and down unless I see some crazy reason not to. My 11 and 9 year olds are plenty of excitement at 80 mph. Less exciting at 30-40 mph!
    That's the route we took from central Iowa - the drive south on the Charleston Expressway is awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    Looks like it was google navigation on my phone. I'm just guessing that it takes delays into account when it decides which route to take you on.
    Thank you! Google maps on my phone actually shows a construction icon on roads. So I can follow my route and check it out.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    They have state by state info here with maps. Kind of kludgy but it might help.
    Interstate Road Conditions | Road Closures | Weather Delays
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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by kberyldial View Post
    Preparing for a drive to North Carolina. Anyone know of a good site that shows/discusses current interstate projects across the country? An initial search yielded little. There are a couple ways I could go so I'm trying to determine if a certain route is burdened by heavy roadwork.

    Have you checked out Waze? It's a pretty cool app that integrates nav with social media so you'll see things like construction, accidents, slowed traffic, even where state smokies are perched. It's a free app. It's dependent on how many other Wazers are in the area and have reported traffic issues. Still, might be worth checking out.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Let the amazing ISUCyclones2015 help you. Take 80 East to 77 South then to wherever. 74 to Salem 40 to Greensboro etc etc. The only construction you will hit is in Joliet, Illinois which can be avoided by taking 88 over to Chicago then 294 down to 80. And also in Western Ohio which can't be avoided but it isn't nearly as bad as the construction in Indy and Dayton. Or if you're taking the Cincy route, that sucks too.

    My way, you can stop and see things like Chicago, South Bend, Cleveland (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Canton (Pro Football Hall of Fame), Coshocton (really cool Erie Canal city and just awesome history), Marietta (same as Coshocton but on the Ohio River), the West Virginia Turnpike which is a blast to drive 65-75mph. And Parkersburg is pretty cool too.


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    Oh and if you go to Coshocton, go to Roscoe Village


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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Probably the best way would be to go to each state's DOT website. That would probably have the most updated info.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    I second the Waze app.. its pretty good.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    My recommendation is to use googlemaps, get to the street view, and click/"drive" every route conceivable until you find one with no road crew on it. Granted, those images are a year old, but judging by some of the states between Iowa and North Carolina, it is likely those still have road work on them in the exact spot they had in 2011 (looking at you Illinois).



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