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Old 08-08-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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I should have posted this message sooner, but I'm driving down to Burlington, NC tomorrow and have never made this trip. There appear to be 3 options. One is to take 95 south to I-85, etc., but I prefer to go down 29. It's a much nicer drive. My two options via 29 are to take 29 all the way into Greensboro and then head east on I-40 to Burlington. The other is to take 29 to Danville (VA), then hit 86 south to Yanceyville (NC), where I get onto 62 south toward Burlington. I'm wondering if anyone has made this drive and, if so, which route do you prefer?
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:27 PM
 
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I grew up in that area and have made many many trips back over the years. Personally, I prefer I-95 to I-85 because it moves a lot quicker than 29. 29 is totally worth it on the weekends though because I-95 is horrendous. There is also a lot of construction on 95 around Richmond right now too.

If you want a scenic route, the 29 to 86 to 62 is probably the best route. It's going to add about 30 minutes to your trip and personally I find that route very boring.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:51 PM
 
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I grew up in that area and have made many many trips back over the years. Personally, I prefer I-95 to I-85 because it moves a lot quicker than 29. 29 is totally worth it on the weekends though because I-95 is horrendous. There is also a lot of construction on 95 around Richmond right now too.

If you want a scenic route, the 29 to 86 to 62 is probably the best route. It's going to add about 30 minutes to your trip and personally I find that route very boring.
Thanks a lot. I appreciate your recommendation.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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I grew up in that area and have made many many trips back over the years. Personally, I prefer I-95 to I-85 because it moves a lot quicker than 29. 29 is totally worth it on the weekends though because I-95 is horrendous. There is also a lot of construction on 95 around Richmond right now too.

If you want a scenic route, the 29 to 86 to 62 is probably the best route. It's going to add about 30 minutes to your trip and personally I find that route very boring.
I agree with 95-85. I used to go to college in Greensboro, next to Burlington and 85 is the best way. It's actually quite boring but it is quick.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:09 PM
 
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95-85 is the best route to go!
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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I have driven the route from the DC area to the Greensboro area hundreds of times. I detest I-95 and have always thought Route 29 much more scenic and less stressful. Now, with the by-passes around Lynchburg and Danville, it is even faster. Charlottesville is really the only pain. I would do the I-40 leg to Burlington.

Have a safe trip!
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:07 AM
 
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I have driven the route from the DC area to the Greensboro area hundreds of times. I detest I-95 and have always thought Route 29 much more scenic and less stressful. Now, with the by-passes around Lynchburg and Danville, it is even faster. Charlottesville is really the only pain. I would do the I-40 leg to Burlington.

Have a safe trip!
Thanks a lot. I was leaning toward the route you just recommended, and your post seals the deal. That's how I'll go.
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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I grew up in the area as well. I take 29 to the Burlington Area and places western all the time from Manassas Park.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Here's one small word of advice that I forgot -- Amherst County (just north of Lynchburg) is notorious for speed traps!

Have a safe trip.
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