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Old 06-21-2016, 08:51 PM   #1
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Indianapolis to Elkhart Lake Wisconsin

Looking for alternate route traveling from Indy to Elkhart Lake Wi. rather than using I-65 to Gary In. and then thru Chicago what are my options without going to far out of my way ?? Thanks for any suggestion..

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Old 06-22-2016, 04:26 PM   #2
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Haven't gone through Chicago for years since I bypass everything by going through Rockford, but if you must go through Chicago, my memory is to use I-94 and I-294 (Tri-State toll road). Others will likely chime in with better information.

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Looking for alternate route traveling from Indy to Elkhart Lake Wi. rather than using I-65 to Gary In. and then thru Chicago what are my options without going to far out of my way ?? Thanks for any suggestion..

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Old 06-22-2016, 04:50 PM   #3
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The only real option for bypassing Chicago is I-74 over to I-39. That route adds about 120 miles and you still have to deal with Milwaukee. Going a little farther up and then over via US151 avoids Milwaukee, but adds another 30 miles.

The best route is still I-65 to I-80/94 and then stick with I-294 until it merges back with I-94 north of the city. You don't actually go through the city of Chicago, but stay in the suburbs.

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If you want to avoid Milwaukee ... from Rockford stay on I-39 to the north side of Madison ... take US-151 (all four lane) to Fond du Lac ... and then WI 23 to Elkhardt Lake.

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Chicago can be just fine or not, it depends on time of day. I'd only plan a trip through the city between 10am and 2pm. Even then any wreck can create havoc on any freeway, even the one you picked as the diversion.

I only travel through Chicago using Google Maps or Waze and follow the traffic guidance it provides. Don't second guess it. Take the route it suggests.
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