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Old 08-24-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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I accepted a job offer in T&C missouri. Without getting into too much detail, for the first few months I will be commuting from Springfield, IL a few times per week and working from home the other days until my house sells.

Anyway, I have been to STL countless times and have commuted in "rush hour" traffic but it has been a while. What are peak trafifc times? and is 270 the best bet as far as traffic flow goes? crossing the river on 55 is a nightmare because people cannot grasp the concept of merging.

I-55 to I-270S to 40?
I-55 to 64/40?
or I-55 to 255 to 64/40?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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that's about 300 miles round trip - good grief.

Probably best to avoid the poplar street bridge at all costs. I hope your company is paying for your gas.

And welcome to StL!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Probably a better idea to rent a hotel room or get a travel trailer.

Thats a haul
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I-55 to I-270S to 40 is going to be your best bet. 270 southbound will be heavy in the morning, but not as bad as northbound.

Do you have some flexibility in your schedule? Where you could be in the office by 10 and stay until 7? That's probably your best bet if you want to avoid traffic.

It'll be tough, but it's certainly doable -- much more so than if you'd taken a job in Chicago.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Yeah, it's gonna be tough. I just hope my house sells fast, I am going to grab a hotel in between my commute days and my work from home days. I won't be commuting on consecutive days. If I have to bite the bullet and rent an apartment sobeit but that's last resort.

Thanks again everyone.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:34 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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You may try 270 to 44 W to 141 N to Clayton Road which dumps you smack in the middle of Town and Country. Sometimes avoiding 40 all together is your best best. 141 North is rarely hairy. Going home, however, is a different ballgame. 141s can be a nightmare.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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You may try 270 to 44 W to 141 N to Clayton Road which dumps you smack in the middle of Town and Country. Sometimes avoiding 40 all together is your best best. 141 North is rarely hairy. Going home, however, is a different ballgame. 141s can be a nightmare.
Huge design flaw near the Ralston Purina feed store where the train crosses 141...the pillar that supports the tracks results in a short left turn lane onto Vance that backs things way up if you're heading north on 141 during evening rush...
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Huge design flaw near the Ralston Purina feed store where the train crosses 141...the pillar that supports the tracks results in a short left turn lane onto Vance that backs things way up if you're heading north on 141 during evening rush...
YES! Precisely! Though luckily he would be heading in the AM. 141 South is just bad all together.
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