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Old 05-11-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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I75 or I95 That is the Question!

The DW and I are currently in Kentucky and are headed to southern Florida using Hwy 75.

We have done the trip several times but this time we consulted Sally the Wonder Girl on our GPS system first. (I think she is related to Sam but we prefer Sally)

We live north of Toronto and Sally wanted us to cross the border at Ft. Erie and ultimately come down 95 and finally join up with 75 near our destination.

Doing some quick map readings it looks like she is right by about 100 km but in talking with several others from our area it seems that allot of people prefer 75 over 95.

So, I guess the question of the day is "What do you prefer and why?"

Since I started this here goes.................

It is the way that I have always done it and I like it. Nice views along the way too.

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It depends where you pick up 95.South of D.C. is past the congestion and tolls.If I stay on 95 into Ct the tolls are over $100 with motorhome towing a car.

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If you're in Kentucky, it makes sense to stick with the I75 route to get to FL. Just watch Atlanta traffic.

If you were in Port Erie, then the route takes you pretty much due South until you pick up I95 in SC where it intersects with I26.

We have two 'Sallies' in our motorhome that often select different routes. I combine that with Mappoint on my computer to further confuse things...
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Hi Ray,
My assumption is the GPS has you taking the Florida Turnpike from I75 to get to I95, in Ft. Pierce. Then I95 South from Ft. Pierce. For me this is not a good route. Starting in West Palm Beach all the way South past Miami, traffic is terrible.

Consider I75 all the way. The only bad part is Atlanta. In Florida I'll take I75 over I 95 any day. Especially in South Florida.
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Haven't driven I-75 in a while, but I-95 has several areas of road construction especially north of Baltimore around Washington DC and in the Richmond VA area.
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When ever I take I 95 anywhere I say my prayers and bring cash. The traffic From the Maine border to south of DC by many miles is a P.I.A construction congestion narrow lanes and impatient drivers drive me up the wall. Close to any city route planning is essential to avoid going into the city. I 95 in and around Miami is at times dangerous and confusing. Stick with I 75 till you get to Florida and then reconfigure your route depending on where your going and avoid Atlanta if you can go around it ...way around it.
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Traffic on I-95 is generally worse than I-75. Unless you're going from KY to Miami, I wouldn't go near I-95. The potential problem on I-75 is Atlanta, and if you time your trip for a weekend, or at least to pass through there at mid-day, you shouldn't have a problem.

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