Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 30

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 35,975, Level: 58
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 675
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,193
    Points
    35,975
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 6

    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.



  2. #2
    Legend
    Points: 211,799, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,684
    Points
    211,799
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 331
    Given: 526

    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.



  3. #3
    Legend
    Points: 285,555, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 94.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VeloClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    Posts
    14,311
    Points
    285,555
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,307
    Given: 2,351

    Re: Interstate Travel

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





    "There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr

  4. #4
    All-Star
    Points: 35,975, Level: 58
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 675
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,193
    Points
    35,975
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 6

    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!



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 62,136, Level: 77
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 1,114
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    besserheimerphat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Posts
    2,696
    Points
    62,136
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 134
    Given: 240

    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.


    You can spend a lot of time and money picking out the perfect floral bouquet for your date ... but you're probably better off checking if you have bad breath and taking the porn out of the glove compartment.

    The moral: you gain more by not being stupid, than you do by being smart. Smart gets neutralized by other smart people. Stupid does not.

  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 402,703, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 91.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialOverdriveVeteran50000 Experience Points
    Wesley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    59,556
    Points
    402,703
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 646
    Given: 404

    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!
    There are some huge holes in the road around Charleston, WV. That is all.



  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 211,799, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesVeteran50000 Experience Points
    dmclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    50131
    Posts
    13,684
    Points
    211,799
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 331
    Given: 526

    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.



  8. #8
    All-Star
    Points: 35,975, Level: 58
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 675
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,193
    Points
    35,975
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 6

    Re: Interstate Travel

    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.



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 111,748, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,130
    Points
    111,748
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 278
    Given: 311

    Re: Interstate Travel

    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.
    I used Google Navigation on a trip to Michigan this past week and it routed us around traffic/construction on I-80 near Chicago. Was very surprised how accurate and up to date it was.



  10. #10
    Pro
    Points: 71,157, Level: 82
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 293
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Cyclones_R_GR8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Omaha
    Posts
    3,474
    Points
    71,157
    Level
    82
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 261
    Given: 509

    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


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 35,975, Level: 58
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 675
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,193
    Points
    35,975
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 17
    Given: 6

    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
    Thanks



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 135,623, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    ISUCyclones2015's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ames via Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    5,829
    Points
    135,623
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 548
    Given: 168

    Re: Interstate Travel

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


    My teams: (as of 6/15/14)
    Cleveland Browns: 4-12 - .250
    Cleveland Indians: 34-35 - .493
    Cleveland Cavs: 33-49 - .402
    Iowa State Cyclones (FB): 3-9 - .250
    Iowa State Cyclones (BB): 28-8 - .778



  13. #13
    Pro
    Points: 53,841, Level: 71
    Level completed: 87%, Points required for next Level: 209
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Gonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Behind you
    Posts
    2,570
    Points
    53,841
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 168
    Given: 4

    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.



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 335,694, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 78.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    9,574
    Points
    335,694
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,067
    Given: 510

    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    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.

    Methinks this might be a little unreliable in his trip from southern ohio to ol' wess vir-ginny....




  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 135,623, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    ISUCyclones2015's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ames via Akron, Ohio
    Posts
    5,829
    Points
    135,623
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 548
    Given: 168

    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.


    My teams: (as of 6/15/14)
    Cleveland Browns: 4-12 - .250
    Cleveland Indians: 34-35 - .493
    Cleveland Cavs: 33-49 - .402
    Iowa State Cyclones (FB): 3-9 - .250
    Iowa State Cyclones (BB): 28-8 - .778



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FS1
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 11:00 AM