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Old 06-29-2016, 10:59 AM   #1
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We are taking I90 east all week and may end up driving around the Chicago area on Friday.....the Friday before Fourth of July weekend! The last thing we want is to be stuck in crazy holiday traffic. Any suggestions on routes around that may be a lot less crazy even if we have to add a few miles? I was thinking maybe I39 south to I74 east?

If it matters, we will eventually be connecting into I80 in Ohio to go through Pennsylvania. Thanks!!
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We are taking I90 east all week and may end up driving around the Chicago area on Friday.....the Friday before Fourth of July weekend! The last thing we want is to be stuck in crazy holiday traffic. Any suggestions on routes around that may be a lot less crazy even if we have to add a few miles? I was thinking maybe I39 south to I74 east?

If it matters, we will eventually be connecting into I80 in Ohio to go through Pennsylvania. Thanks!!
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I would rather dive head first off the Sears tower onto a thumb tack before doing I-90 thru Chicago. I have been that way twice arriving around noon and both times it has been like a parking lot. Add that with the crazy drivers....Not for me!
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Irene67,

I was told last Saturday that I80 all thru Ohio is construction. 3 hr longer for cousins to get back home from going out East.
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What about taking Hwy 2 across into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then south? You'll see different things than on the interstate and through Chicago.
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I would rather dive head first off the Sears tower onto a thumb tack before doing I-90 thru Chicago. I have been that way twice arriving around noon and both times it has been like a parking lot. Add that with the crazy drivers....Not for me!

Hahahahahaha!!!
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I was told last Saturday that I80 all thru Ohio is construction. 3 hr longer for cousins to get back home from going out East.

Ugh. I am starting to think a few side roads may be a better option .
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What about taking Hwy 2 across into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then south? You'll see different things than on the interstate and through Chicago.

Thanks but that would add quite a few days and after a month on the road with 3 kids and a dog....we are getting eager now to get home!!

I would love to go there though on another trip. I have heard it is just beautiful.
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Perfect!! Thanks!!!
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What about taking Hwy 2 across into the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and then south? You'll see different things than on the interstate and through Chicago.
Or you could take the ferry from Manitowoc Wi to Ludington MI:
https://www.ssbadger.com/schedule-fares/
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there is a current thread on the same subject ... check it out

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