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Old 09-30-2010, 11:16 PM
 
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Hi,

I read some posts from over a year ago that the commute traffic from Fort Mill up I77 to Charlotte was pretty easy. Still true? What about up I77 to where it meets the I277 area? What kind of drive would that be like???

I'm not from the area but am weighing a couple of job opportunities and have been researching good options to live around Charlotte. I like Fort Mill from what I've seen on-line.

Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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I work in the ballantyne area of Charlotte and dont take the highway to work. I take 160 and then a backroad that leads me into Charlotte.

I highly dont recommend taking 485 going towards pineville from I-77 in the morning rush. Ive heard from Fort Mill to I-277 is about 40 minutes in the morning commute.

Remember, Charlotte is very large, so, jobs arent all downtown.
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Shakedown Street
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I drive up to Tyvola and don't encounter much traffic until where 485 merges. But it still moves pretty well. Sorry, I don't go all the way up to 277.
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Old 10-01-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill
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I work in Uptown, and it takes me about 40 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the evening, with roughly 10 mins of that each way getting from my house to the interstate.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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Hi,

I read some posts from over a year ago that the commute traffic from Fort Mill up I77 to Charlotte was pretty easy. Still true? What about up I77 to where it meets the I277 area? What kind of drive would that be like???

I'm not from the area but am weighing a couple of job opportunities and have been researching good options to live around Charlotte. I like Fort Mill from what I've seen on-line.

Thanks!
I've found that when the traffic is heavy, or during the afternoon rush hour, things are fairly smooth and moving until around Tyvola, then it improves again once you get past Woodlawn. It might be that 4 lanes are changing to 3 and 3 to 2 near Tyvola. This is the problem taking 485 toward Hwy. 51.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Tega Cay, SC
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I work in Uptown, and it takes me about 40 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the evening, with roughly 10 mins of that each way getting from my house to the interstate.
About the same for me, coming from Tega Cay to uptown. I think the traffic is heavier in the 7:00 hour than the 8:00 hour...seems to add about 5 minutes when I go earlier. I found that my stress level goes through the roof with the single file wait to turn left onto I77 at exit 88 (with all the cars driving around me and cutting someone off to jump in front of the line) so I've been getting on at exist 85 instead. It's farther but so much easier and it doesn't take any more time.
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:37 AM
 
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If I leave at 6 am from Baxter (exit 85), I can be in my parking space in under 25 minutes. As long as I leave before 7 am, my commute there is under 30 minutes. Going home, it is always more than 30 minutes unless I leave after 6:30 pm. The worst times to leave are between 4:45 and 6. Typicall takes 35-40 minutes to get home. Much better the then any other place we looked at living for the house we wanted.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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As long as it isn't raining (people around don't know how to drive in the rain), the drive for my fiance takes around 30 minutes from Gold Hill exit to middle of uptown (Wachovia/BOA area); leaves around 7:45am and leaves at 5:00 like everyone else. She hits normally two snags on the way north; 1) at I-495/I-77 merge and 2) getting on the John Belk freeway. Recently, she avoids the number 2 by getting off at Remount and taking South up.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:13 PM
 
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Hi,

I read some posts from over a year ago that the commute traffic from Fort Mill up I77 to Charlotte was pretty easy. Still true? What about up I77 to where it meets the I277 area? What kind of drive would that be like???

I'm not from the area but am weighing a couple of job opportunities and have been researching good options to live around Charlotte. I like Fort Mill from what I've seen on-line.

Thanks!
In addition to what everybody is saying, it depends what time you're driving on I-77 and where you're going. If you're getting on I-277 between 7-8am, traffic is gonna be bad. But pretty much you're looking at 30-45 minutes.
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Old 10-12-2010, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I had the same question, but anything's gotta be better than commuting to Atlanta.
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