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Old 07-03-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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Hi,

I have a route from Chicago to Ohio but tomorrow being July 4th, I am pretty skeptical about taking the route suggested by Google Maps... I have to start from Chicago (from Des Plaines) at 3 PM so if someone can suggest a good route to get to Ohio, I would be really grateful... Would there be insane traffic?

Thanks
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:54 PM
 
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Stick to the Interstates. There's no quicker way, regardless of traffic. I think most travelers started out today anyway, so it's possible that traffic won't be that bad. It's a Saturday, so there won't be a rush hour.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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Hi,

I have a route from Chicago to Ohio but tomorrow being July 4th, I am pretty skeptical about taking the route suggested by Google Maps... I have to start from Chicago (from Des Plaines) at 3 PM so if someone can suggest a good route to get to Ohio, I would be really grateful... Would there be insane traffic?

Thanks
Where in Ohio ?? The second leg of the trip makes a big difference .. The first leg is from Des Plaines south on 90/94 to the skyway .. Skyway takes you into 80/90 .. Now, at some point, you either continue on the Indiana Toll Road if you're headed to Put'in Bay, Toledo, or Cleveland.. for Columbus or Cincy, you're probably heading south on 65 to Indy ... Traffic shouldn't be that bad tomorrow at that time coming from the NW Suburbs and then thru the city ..and , once you're out of that, there's not much traffic to speak of ( Possibily a little in Indianapolis if you're headed south) .. the toll road should be fine .. there are stretches that are relatively desolate once you get East of Elkhart ( or south of Merrillville on 65) ....
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Thats a great relief... Thank You so much Lookout Kid and snoylekim... By the way I will be going to Beavercreek. The route suggested by Google Maps is like this:


Head south on N River Rd toward Balmoral Ave
0.1 mi

Make a U-turn at Balmoral Ave
0.3 mi

Take the I-190 ramp to Chicago
0.9 mi

Merge onto I-90 E
Partial toll road
Entering Indiana
45.1 mi

Take exit 17 to merge onto I-65 S toward Indianapolis
Partial toll road
150 mi

Take exit 112A on the left to merge onto I-70 E
Entering Ohio
117 mi

Take exit 44A to merge onto I-675 S toward Cincinnati
9.8 mi

Take exit 16 for Grange Hall Rd
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I hit the expressways yesterday in the afternoon. With a Cubs day game, Taste, and the fireworks going on, it was still pretty smooth sailing. Even at 8pm just before the fireworks were to start the Edens and Kennedy were still moving until you hit downtown.

I don't think you have much to worry about. Most people who planned to go somewhere for the weekend already left yesterday or Thursday.
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Great... Thank you so much people.. Have a nice holiday... Thanks again...
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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Thats a great relief... Thank You so much Lookout Kid and snoylekim... By the way I will be going to Beavercreek. The route suggested by Google Maps is like this:


Head south on N River Rd toward Balmoral Ave
0.1 mi

Make a U-turn at Balmoral Ave
0.3 mi

Take the I-190 ramp to Chicago
0.9 mi

Merge onto I-90 E
Partial toll road
Entering Indiana
45.1 mi

Take exit 17 to merge onto I-65 S toward Indianapolis
Partial toll road
150 mi

Take exit 112A on the left to merge onto I-70 E
Entering Ohio
117 mi

Take exit 44A to merge onto I-675 S toward Cincinnati
9.8 mi

Take exit 16 for Grange Hall Rd


Woah, you're going to the area I moved to Chicago from! The drive is fairly soul crushing, what with NOTHING existing in Indiana.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:58 AM
 
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Lol... It's just for a couple of hours to visit my friends... I'll be back!! Lol...
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Aww c'mon ... at least it gets a little hilly once you're out of Indiana-noplace ... And, Waffle House, Cheap cigarettes and gas, and a 70 MPH speed limit !! Red State fun, fun fun
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