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Old 07-25-2011, 06:22 AM
 
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Default I-77 or US321 northbound from Charlotte to Boone area?

I'm driving up from FL in a couple of weeks for vacation and was wondering if US321 out of Charlotte (Gastonia) is significantly slower than I-77 or the same. 321 appears more direct but I imagine the speed limits are lower? I'm looking more to make time than glance at scenery though if I get scenery and a equal drive time it's a win-win. I'll be driving through on a weekday around midday. Thanks!
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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I always take 321, because it's closer for me. It doesn't take me very long to get to Boone, traffic usually flows pretty good. There are a couple stretches with red lights, but nothing taking significant time.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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I call 321 the NC Autobahn. NO stop lights til you get to Hickory and from Hickory to Boone takes 1 hr with stoplights. Just be careful for cops.
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