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Old 09-25-2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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I-95 Thru Jacksonville

Will be rolling thru Jacksonville, FL. next week, and was wondering if I should use I-295 around it, instead of going thru it. And if I-295 is better, which side should I use, East or West side?
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I have used the West Side.

We went through Jax last month-construction ongoing, slow moving getting across the St Johns River (traffic Narrows down) . But- I still think it takes longer to do the Beltway.

No big deal either way-not like Atlanta-St Louis-New York-Boston etc. Lots of water views..
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I'd stay right on I95. The loops take you out of the way and the traffic isn't that bad on I95.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:56 PM   #4
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Seriously?? 95 through Jacksonville sucks Donkey Kong. The new loop is better then sliced bread and I use the east loop to head south, Oh ya I've used it every year since they started construction on it and called it Rt 9 I think.
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And time your trip to avoid rush hour traffic. 11AM was OK for me last time, but maybe a local can chime in with a better window.
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Old 09-25-2015, 01:15 PM   #6
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We have been using the beltway around Jacksonville for several years. We have found that the eastbound route is much better than the westbound route.
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Best idea is to avoid rush hours, Epically evening rush.. 3 am you will not have any backups less someone does something very stupid and likely fatal (In front of you hopefully several miles)

Hey I don't knwo where you are coming from but 49 miles north of the FL state line is Darian, GA.. 3 miles north of the exit is Cathead Creek Ranch RV park.. your SAT TV will work great here (NO Shade) I'm on site 12
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We have gone straight thru about half the time and have used I-295 the other half. No real issues either way. Both ways can be busy and last year, we were stuck for sometime on I-295 due to a traffic accident. Just avoid rush hour traffic using either route.
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Will be rolling thru Jacksonville, FL. next week, and was wondering if I should use I-295 around it, instead of going thru it. And if I-295 is better, which side should I use, East or West side?
Drove through Jacksonville on I-95 9:30 am ten days ago. Had no problems. Traffic moved very smoothly.
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I take I 95 straight through several times a year. Just avoid rush times. Traveled at the speed limit every time.
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Of the 3 choice's, which one has the best roads.........
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The east side bypass has the better road. If you run thru JAX around the rush hour, either way will go from 70-80 mph to a complete stop where the bypass joins the main I-95.
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The east side bypass has the better road. If you run thru JAX around the rush hour, either way will go from 70-80 mph to a complete stop where the bypass joins the main I-95.
Thank you Dave
Which do you prefer when going through...? I am not sure at this point what time it will be .......when we pass through. I am going to say it is going to be on a Sunday anyway.
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Is there any way to go through there and avoid those bridges? They are not fun!
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