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Old 04-09-2008, 08:05 PM
 
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Default Rush Hour In Columbus?

I'm helping my family plan a trip. We're coming from Buffalo, NY en route to Austin, TX. Our planned route will take us around Columbus. We'd like to avoid rush hour times as much as possible.

To that end, what are Columbus's major rush hour times?

Thank you very much! My family appreciates your help!
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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5-7 is what I have noticed on many of my trips from Cleveland to Cincinnati. The 270 loop really isn't that bad. I found the areas around the suburbs of Dublin and Hillard to pick up a little bit. But I would go with the normal 5-7. Maybe even a little before 5. Depends on the day though too. Good Luck.
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Old 04-12-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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Alot of majory highways in Columbus can get pretty bad around 5-7 P.M. when people are getting off work. The 270 loop can get pretty bad and I-70 for sure gets real slow around this time. Not so sure about I-71 since I dont travel on it all that much but I imagine the same type of thing is possible. I dont think morning commutes get as bad as evening ones do but Im not sure
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: PA
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Are there easy ways of getting to and from Grove City and Columbus (CSCC to be specific) during rush hour and avoiding highways?
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Old 04-14-2008, 12:01 AM
 
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Are there easy ways of getting to and from Grove City and Columbus (CSCC to be specific) during rush hour and avoiding highways?
The highways are still probably the best route IMO. There may be a few alternative routes, but they are most likely going to be loaded with traffic-lights and will have a good amount of traffic too
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:27 PM
 
Location: West LA
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I've always found 315 and 670 to be good alternatives to 70 and 71.
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:46 PM
 
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Rush hour can actually begin as early as 3:30 or 4, but the worst times are between 5 and 6:30 or 7. What I have found is that you won't have much problem if you're heading out of the center of town in the morning rush hour and you won't have trouble heading back into the center of town during the evening rush hour. I currently live near downtown and work out in one of the suburbs and during rush hour, it seems like the majority of the people are the opposite (work downtown and head back home to the suburbs at 5).
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Reverse commuting in Columbus is a breeze. That was what I did and there was hardly ever any traffic.
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Old 04-18-2008, 11:25 PM
 
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I've always found 315 and 670 to be good alternatives to 70 and 71.
315 is a good alternative but 670 is just so-so. Usually 670 (especially 670 east) can be very slow around 5-6 o clock p.m. From my experiences, during rush hour it can be real bad on 670 where 315 and 670 meet until about the Ohio Wesleyan exit
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