Grumpy Old Man

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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Also 88/290/90 section of interchanges kinda marks the “midway point”. That generally section is where inbound vs outbound direction changes. So in the morning you want to make that section by the time the rush starts. In the evening you want time getting to that point at the end of the rush. I generally use TA Chicago North (Russell Rd) and TA Gary as my “gateways”. Except if I am going on US-41, then I use Phil’s Truck stop as my southern point. I don’t pass one of those points unless I have enough time to make the point on the opposite side.

For example from TA Chicago North to 90/290/88 interchanges is roughly 30-45 mins without traffic. If you are heading south in the morning you want to leave Chicago North NLT 0600. Any later than that and you WILL get backed up traffic. If you leave TA Chicago North by 0530 you can usually stay hammer down the entire way thru on 294.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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5PM Update:

"KENNEDY A PARKING LOT! PROBABLY AN ACCIDENT"...

CB ON!

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(I do #'s not names but I believe 94 is the Edens and Kennedy is 294 or 290).

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Thanks everyone.

Now I have enough info to pick one depending on what time I pick up my load home. Now if my truck would just get out of the shop so I could sleep.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Stay off 90/94 there is a lot of contruction near the loop also there are a lot of over night\ early AM shootings that close it for hours. On the Skyway a toll for a semi is $30-$45 depending on time of day, but usually it isn't too backed up.

I would just use 294 there is some construction but for the most part it is your best bet no matter the time. If you come through during the morning rush you will still catch traffic but nowhere near as bad as 90\94.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Stay off 90/94 there is a lot of contruction near the loop also there are a lot of over night\ early AM shootings that close it for hours. On the Skyway a toll for a semi is $30-$45 depending on time of day, but usually it isn't too backed up.

I would just use 294 there is some construction but for the most part it is your best bet no matter the time. If you come through during the morning rush you will still catch traffic but nowhere near as bad as 90\94.

Thanks. GPS tried to route me on 94 on the way up but I overrode it. I wish it were easier to just add your own route on a rand McNally gps. I used to use my laptop and microsoft streets and trips in my car when I did sales, it was so easy to build a route.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Just for future reference the skyway heading east is usually always clear through chicago but heading west thru indiana is always backed up theyre doing contruction west of where 90 meets 94 before 65.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Just for future reference the skyway heading east is usually always clear through chicago but heading west thru indiana is always backed up theyre doing contruction west of where 90 meets 94 before 65.

Good to know

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