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Old 05-29-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Looking for advice on possibly commuting from the southern part of Lexington or Richmond to London. Job would be for a year or two and I currently live just north of Cincinnati. Aside from needing a high mileage lease, would be interested in finding out how tough of a trek of this would be on a daily basis.
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Old 05-30-2018, 02:49 PM
 
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It's not too bad, you see a fair amount of commuting the other way from the London area to Lexington. Expect about a hour on average, but I would give myself a hour and half to two hours to be safe. There is some construction on I-75, well there always is to be honest, but it doesn't slow me down that much. Winter driving might be a problem, but I-75 is well maintained and would be shut down only in the worst conditions. in the Summer, you do get a fair amount of vacation traffic and that could be a problem.

You will get to a point where you will consider taking alternate routes due to boredom, but I would say don't as the alternate routes are slower.

I suppose the main question I would ask is where you would live. Depending on how far south you live, the drive will be easier.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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Richmond or Berea would be a much shorter and easier commute. It always takes me about two hours to reach London from Lexington's older suburbs on the southeast side of town.

If I were you, I'd be looking in Berea. Or in London itself - it has some pleasant areas. Berea, Richmond and of course Lexington have a lot more going on, though.
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Old 06-01-2018, 03:52 AM
 
Location: London, KY
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I drive I-75 several times a week from London to my job at the VA Hospital in Lexington. The drive typically takes takes me an hour and 15-20 minutes. It’s not a bad drive as 75 is quite scenic in the hills of Rockcastle County and southern Madison, near Berea.

They are in the middle of a huge widening project from MM 55 to MM 69 in Rockcastle, but they generally keep all lanes open.

Traffic can be quite heavy on holiday weekends and on Sunday afternoons during the summer. Lots of folks from Ohio and Michigan traveling back north during this time. I would highly recommend downloading the Waze traffic app if you have a smartphone.

In the event of an accident or lane closure, be prepared to exit and use US 25, although it can get quite congested as well.
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:43 AM
 
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Looking for advice on possibly commuting from the southern part of Lexington or Richmond to London. Job would be for a year or two and I currently live just north of Cincinnati. Aside from needing a high mileage lease, would be interested in finding out how tough of a trek of this would be on a daily basis.
Yikes! I'd move closer. Long long trek.
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