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    Re: Interstate Travel

    If you wait a few years you'll be able to take I-74 all the way there.

    Interstate 74 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Can't wait to see Waze and google nav integrated.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    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.
    88...toll road. 294...toll road. Not to mention WAY out of your way. I'd wrestle Joliet construction every day to avoid extreme prices on tolls.

    80 to 74, 74 to 70 (or 465 around Indy to 70) 70 to Dayton. After that, I'm not as much help.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    88...toll road. 294...toll road. Not to mention WAY out of your way. I'd wrestle Joliet construction every day to avoid extreme prices on tolls.

    80 to 74, 74 to 70 (or 465 around Indy to 70) 70 to Dayton. After that, I'm not as much help.

    We bought an EZ-Pass in Indiana on a trip a few years ago for $10 (with $8 of toll credit), registered it, pay half-price using the open-road tolling, and it recharges automatically. It can be used in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and more.



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    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....






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    Re: Interstate Travel

    If you want a break from interstate driving you can get off I-77 just south of Charleston WV and get on route 60 (The Midland Trail). That is fairly scenic and you could stop at Cathedral Falls. Then go down 19 to cross the New River Vally Gorge. It's one of the highest bridges in America (maybe the highest) It's where they filmed the opening scene from Triple X where he drives the corvette off the bridge
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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    88...toll road. 294...toll road. Not to mention WAY out of your way. I'd wrestle Joliet construction every day to avoid extreme prices on tolls.

    80 to 74, 74 to 70 (or 465 around Indy to 70) 70 to Dayton. After that, I'm not as much help.
    Buy an IPASS from Illinois. it is $5 and you can reload it or do whatever. Half-price tolls and it saves about 20-30min on toll booths alone.

    Lawyered. Also, his number 1 priority was construction not tolls.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUCyclones2015 View Post
    Buy an IPASS from Illinois. it is $5 and you can reload it or do whatever. Half-price tolls and it saves about 20-30min on toll booths alone.

    Lawyered. Also, his number 1 priority was construction not tolls.
    I think most people interpreted that as time savings and not just avoiding construction.

    I second the ez pass and waze!



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



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Where are you heading to here in North Carolina?


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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by colbycheese View Post
    Where are you heading to here in North Carolina?
    A few days at my wife's parents in Mebane. They live in a golf community - good for me. Maybe a night in Chapel Hill at her sister's and then on to Emerald Isle for a week. It's our yearly trip although this is the first time driving.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    If you want a break from interstate driving you can get off I-77 just south of Charleston WV and get on route 60 (The Midland Trail). That is fairly scenic and you could stop at Cathedral Falls. Then go down 19 to cross the New River Vally Gorge. It's one of the highest bridges in America (maybe the highest) It's where they filmed the opening scene from Triple X where he drives the corvette off the bridge
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    3rd highest, I knew the Royal Gorge Bridge in Colorado was the highest. Learned after research that O'Callahan Tillman Memorial bridge in Nevada was #2. I've been to the New River Gorge Bridge and Royal Gorge Bridge, both very cool, Royal is #10 in the world, and New River is #14.

    REALLY want to see the Sidu River Bridge in China... 1600+ in the air? Color me impressed. I would have thought they would have just built winding roads up and down those mountains. I guess in China that is a waste of time.



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    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.



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    Re: Interstate Travel

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonetrombone View Post
    REALLY want to see the Sidu River Bridge in China... 1600+ in the air? Color me impressed. I would have thought they would have just built winding roads up and down those mountains. I guess in China that is a waste of time.

    I can see why they went with the bridge.



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