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Old 08-25-2019, 11:21 PM   #1
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Getting through St Louis

We will be headed to DC via east bound I70 this fall. What are folks' opinions for getting through St Louis? We have no desire to stop in St Louis, just get through it, or around it as is best. Are there better times to plan on hitting the city.
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I've gone through Dallas, Houston and Los Angeles on Sundays in the morning around 8 am and was amazed at the lack of traffic.

So my guess is to go on a Sunday morning.
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We will be headed to DC via east bound I70 this fall. What are folks' opinions for getting through St Louis? We have no desire to stop in St Louis, just get through it, or around it as is best. Are there better times to plan on hitting the city.
64 to 79 to 66 might be an alternative to 70.

We stayed at Jellystone last year and took 44/55 to 64 and headed south at Charleston, WV and it wasn't a bad drive. It was midday so traffic was flowing unlike rush hour.
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The shortest route around the city proper is..I-70 to I-270 North. That will take you North around the city, through North County, across the Mississippi River and into IL. Follow I-270 until it intersects again with I-70 and be on your way. I have no idea about road construction going on, as I moved out of that area in 2006, but you can check on that using the MoDot maps and the IDot maps. Going South around the city on I-270 is an option also, but it's quite a lot longer than using the North bypass.
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The shortest route around the city proper is..I-70 to I-270 North. That will take you North around the city, through North County, across the Mississippi River and into IL. Follow I-270 until it intersects again with I-70 and be on your way. I have no idea about road construction going on, as I moved out of that area in 2006, but you can check on that using the MoDot maps and the IDot maps. Going South around the city on I-270 is an option also, but it's quite a lot longer than using the North bypass.


Yes, what he said.
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North I-270 will be shorter and faster than staying on I-70 and going thru the city
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The shortest route around the city proper is..I-70 to I-270 North. That will take you North around the city, through North County, across the Mississippi River and into IL. Follow I-270 until it intersects again with I-70 and be on your way. I have no idea about road construction going on, as I moved out of that area in 2006, but you can check on that using the MoDot maps and the IDot maps. Going South around the city on I-270 is an option also, but it's quite a lot longer than using the North bypass.
Depending on time of day but traffic can get fairly balled up at the I-70/I-270 exit. An alternative is take 370 just after the Mid Rivers Mall then connect to I-270 East.
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i would go through and see the city. See the gateway arch. if nothing else to.see it driving by. But big city driving even with my rig (63ft overall) in tow dont bother me. In an rv your not in hurry. Just take it easy and enjoy the ride.
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I just came through on 270 at about 10AM with no issue with a F350CCLB pulling a 35ft 5W.
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I just cam through on 270 at about 10AM with no issue with a F350CCLB pulling a 35ft 5W.
Any construction ?.....Am passing that way next weekend...
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Any construction ?.....Am passing that way next weekend...
I don't recall any, we maintained steady travel & it was better than I had expected. I drove a big rig and have been through when it was a night mare, rush hour.
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Thanks....If I go that way, I'd have to take the 255 south to the 64......might just get on the 64 where it splits off the 70....
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