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Old 06-15-2016, 09:44 AM   #1
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Western PA to Indy - I-70 or alternate route?

Heading from Washington PA (south of Pittsburg) to a campground northeast of Indy. Maps seem to show lots of construction along I-70. Does anyone know the road conditions or if there is a recommended alternate route? I didn't see any obvious alternatives on the map without going many miles out of the way. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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We just did that route last week and it wasn't bad at all. Other than the road itself is awful. but we tracker on a Sunday which may have helped.

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There's no other route as fast or safe as I-70. You could get off I-70 and follow U.S. 40 where it still exists, but much of it was absorbed into I-70. Alternate routes have turning cars, cross traffic, stop lights, etc. I've been driving that route since it was under construction in the late 1960's, it's the best route, believe me!

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It's the most direct route & as long as you plan to not go through Columbus, OH during rush hours, you'll be ok. Last I was through there, the section west of Richmond, IN was horrible with pot holes & patches. I thought we'd blow a tire it was so bad. Just be careful going through there if it's not changed any.

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I agree with Lori about the road conditions. Also, between Richmond, IN and Indy the road is 2 lanes each way, very flat, and it's the section of the highway I've been trapped behind 18 wheelers that block both lanes of traffic for long stretches. I think it's because there's no grades to make them pull over to the right lane so it's just a wall of trucks for miles on end. In Ohio and other stretches in Illinois, the highway opens up to 3 lanes or more. Just be patient!

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And if your not in a hurrybhow about US30. Its our only route thru that area
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It's a shame the interstates are in this horrendous condition. With a country that is 20 Trillion in debt and not a cent has hardly been spent on infrastructure, it's just shameful!

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