Suggestions Needed For Getting Through Chicago Tomorrow.

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Turtle's Comment
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I'll be coming in on 90 east from Wisconsin. Destination is Watervliet, MI. I estimate I'll be hitting the greater Chicago area 0700ish. I know this sucks but I gotta do it. My company routing as well as my RM730 wants me to stay on 90, then up 94.

I'm thinking 90, 290, 355, 80, 294, 94

What say ye, oh wise ones? What would be the least painful route through this lovely area?

Steve L.'s Comment
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I have always just stayed on the tollway.

John M.'s Comment
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355 is very nice way to get down to 80. If 94 starts to get ugly in Gary take 65 north to 20 east back to 94 Good luck. John Miller

Adam B.'s Comment
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Honestly as long as you're not going straight through downtown, Chicago isnt that bad, even during rush hour.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Honestly, Chicago isn't that bad. Traffic is traffic. Just stick to the tollway and you'll be fine. You'll probably be slowed down a little bit around the airport, but for the sake of simplicity, just stay in the hammer lane, keep maintain your following distance when possible, and you'll get through it.

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Tastebuds's Comment
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Whatever you do, don't get locked in. Again!

Turtle's Comment
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Whatever you do, don't get locked in. Again!

Oh you HAD to go there huh? Got jokes huh?

I asked for wise ones, ya know.

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Unholychaos's Comment
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Whatever you do, don't get locked in. Again!

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Oh you HAD to go there huh? Got jokes huh?

I asked for wise ones, ya know.

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You will forever be remembered as that guy who got locked in!!

Eric G.'s Comment
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Just be careful with the 94 to 80/90 exchange in Indiana. I was there 2-3 weeks ago and that exit was closed to get into 80/90 from 94, I'm assuming the same back as well.

Also 80 in Indiana was down to one lane traffic.

There will be a back up there if this is still going on. Once you get about 50-60 miles east into Indiana the traffic let up, but it was later in the day. Afternoon rush. The construction was one lane almost the entire state.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Just be careful with the 94 to 80/90 exchange in Indiana. I was there 2-3 weeks ago and that exit was closed to get into 80/90 from 94, I'm assuming the same back as well.

Also 80 in Indiana was down to one lane traffic.

There will be a back up there if this is still going on. Once you get about 50-60 miles east into Indiana the traffic let up, but it was later in the day. Afternoon rush. The construction was one lane almost the entire state.

Earlier this afternoon, at around 1400 or so, there was a truck broke down on 80/94 eastbound in the 3rd lane just past the Cline Ave exit (5) in IN, I think it was at like MM 10 or something. I hopped on exit 5 and scooted over to our terminal in Gary and waited it out. Came back 2 hours later and got right on rolling going about 45 for like 10m before opening up all the way.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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