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Old 11-02-2009, 11:49 AM
 
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Default Best Route to Drive from Louisville to Raleigh NC

Hi,
We will be travelling with kids from Prospect to Raleigh NC one wekend before thanksgiving for a family re-union. Looking for the best route to drive during that time.

Google map shows two options. Through Charleston WV (64E, 77S) or through Knoxville TN (75S- 40E). Please let me know which route would you prefer and reason for choosing your route

-Is your choice more scenic drive?
-Is your choice faster way to get there?
-Is your choice better considering weather conditions around Nov20th?
-Any other reason?
-Take some other route instead?

Thanks for your responses.
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Old 11-02-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Hi,
We will be travelling with kids from Prospect to Raleigh NC one wekend before thanksgiving for a family re-union. Looking for the best route to drive during that time.

Google map shows two options. Through Charleston WV (64E, 77S) or through Knoxville TN (75S- 40E). Please let me know which route would you prefer and reason for choosing your route

-Is your choice more scenic drive? Depends on your time of day. Leaves will all be gone. Snow is more likely on the WV route. I like the Knoxville route typically.

-Is your choice faster way to get there? Depends again on the traffic. I-75 Lexington to Knoxville and I-40 could be heavy traffic zones.

-Is your choice better considering weather conditions around Nov20th? See above,

-Any other reason? Take one going, the other coming.

-Take some other route instead?

Thanks for your responses.
Best wishes
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Hi,
We will be travelling with kids from Prospect to Raleigh NC one wekend before thanksgiving for a family re-union. Looking for the best route to drive during that time.

Google map shows two options. Through Charleston WV (64E, 77S) or through Knoxville TN (75S- 40E). Please let me know which route would you prefer and reason for choosing your route

-Is your choice more scenic drive?
-Is your choice faster way to get there?
-Is your choice better considering weather conditions around Nov20th?
-Any other reason?
-Take some other route instead?

Thanks for your responses.
theyre about the same. either way both i40 and i77 pass through some decent sized mountains with lots of turns. Id go 64 through WV especially if youve never been that way, as many from Louisville have not.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Originally Posted by pinkfloyd View Post
Hi,
We will be travelling with kids from Prospect to Raleigh NC one wekend before thanksgiving for a family re-union. Looking for the best route to drive during that time.

Google map shows two options. Through Charleston WV (64E, 77S) or through Knoxville TN (75S- 40E). Please let me know which route would you prefer and reason for choosing your route

-Is your choice more scenic drive?
-Is your choice faster way to get there?
-Is your choice better considering weather conditions around Nov20th?
-Any other reason?
-Take some other route instead?

Thanks for your responses.
I've taken 64 to 77, and 75 to 40 to Charlotte from Louisville, and I prefer I-40. It takes a little longer but it just gets REALLY boring driving on I-77 because its pretty desolate from Lexington to Charleston, and there until you get into NC. If you take 40 than at least you go through Knoxville and Asheville. Like stx said, both have a lot of mountains, and if I'm remembering right (its been a few years) there were bigger mountains going through TN to NC. Also, I drove 64 to 77N last month and they are doing a lot of construction in WV, I don't know if that is true on 77S, but on 77N on almost every bridge it was down to 1 lane with a 55 mph speed limit. You'd probably have less of a chance running into winter weather if you take 40, but I don't really think that will be an issue this early in the year no matter which way you go.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:48 PM
 
Location: The Southern Apps of North Carolina
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I-40 is CLOSED due to a rockslide between Knoxville and Asheville. Take I-77.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I-40 is CLOSED due to a rockslide between Knoxville and Asheville. Take I-77.
well i guess that made the decision a little easier lol.
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: The Southern Apps of North Carolina
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well i guess that made the decision a little easier lol.
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Old 11-04-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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We just drove to Kentucky to look at houses the other week and took 77 to 64..of course you have to remember if you take 77 you have to pay the tolls.. which is now $2.00 per car.
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