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Old 10-16-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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That area to uptown and Huntersville to uptown can be the roughest commutes if done at the wrong times. I do 19 miles from Fort Mill to Charlotte in t30 minutes in the morning, but I don't have to go all the way uptown.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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yeah, well number one lets pray for the job. and number two lets pray for early hours!!!
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:55 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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Your best bet is to take Rea to Colony, cut through Myers Park near the High School (if you can after 7:15am), to Selywn, to W. Queens Rd (which turns into Kings Rd), turn onto Morehead & then turn onto Tryon. I used to work off Freedom & I lived off Rea. I had to be at work at 8am & would leave my house at around 7.....sometimes even 7:30 and could make it there by 8am. The only slow portions of that route are when its down to 1 land on Rea & Colony and even near the High School. My mother, who still lives in that area, worked near me as well and she has to be at her job at 8. She leaves around 7 & can make it up there by 8, sometimes earlier.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:52 PM
 
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I lived on Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Polk for a few months, but have since moved (actually moved out of Charlotte, way to congested for us). One day I counted the number of traffic lights into the city, I stopped at 34.....
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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I lived on Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Polk for a few months, but have since moved (actually moved out of Charlotte, way to congested for us). One day I counted the number of traffic lights into the city, I stopped at 34.....
Thanks for exciting me!
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Old 11-05-2007, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Okay, so I was able to negotiate 7-4 hours. So, what I've gotten from this is that if I leave at 6:15, I'll be able to make it to uptown by 7:00. However, if I leave at 4, can I expect to make it home by 5ish (don't include if there is an accident or something like that). With these hours, would it be ideal to take the back roads or freeway? Luckily, this is a temporary location. Not sure for how long, but nonetheless, they're looking to move closer to me! Phew.
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Old 11-05-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC (Charlotte 'burb)
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485 east generally builds beginning at 4. Personally, I don't get on the inner loop between 7 and 9:30 am or the outer loop between 4 and 7 pm. I would advise the backroads leaving uptown at 4. You should also be ok on 77 at that time.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:03 PM
 
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5 minutes can be the difference between an hour drive and a 30 minute drive. Good luck finding that window I choose to move where I work to avoid Charlotte traffic but not everyone can do that of course.


4 would be the latest I would leave N. Graham starts getting packed around 4:30 till about 6:30. I live off N Graham so that's my experience and I see it everyday. Just my FYI.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:19 PM
 
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A couple weeks ago I was looking at my new (being built) house in Cornelius. My friend came out to deliver some things he was storing for me. We left Cornelius at what I would consider the worse possible time during rush hour. We drove down I-77, through town to Independence Blvd all the way to Matthews. I must admit that it really wasn't that bad from downtown to Matthews. There were quite a few cars but everything was moving smothly. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:08 PM
 
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A couple weeks ago I was looking at my new (being built) house in Cornelius. My friend came out to deliver some things he was storing for me. We left Cornelius at what I would consider the worse possible time during rush hour. We drove down I-77, through town to Independence Blvd all the way to Matthews. I must admit that it really wasn't that bad from downtown to Matthews. There were quite a few cars but everything was moving smothly. I was pleasantly surprised.

And you say I-77 this happened on? Did you take pictures and record some historical data?
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