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Old 09-06-2016, 09:42 PM   #1
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Planning Trip, Indiana road conditions

We are looking to start a trip West around the 20th of Oct. Was wondering if anyone has traveled I 65 south from Indianapolis recently and can advise on the condition. Seems every year we travel 65 and there is never ending construction. Narrow lanes with concrete barricades on each side and lots of traffic. Red Knuckles in a car let alone a 36 ft MH with a toad.
We will be going to Nashville and taking the Natchez trail to around Jackson Miss. and heading west to Arizona from there. Looking at possibly I-20 or I-55 down and taking 10 across. also open to suggestions there.This will be our first long trip in MH. Any advise or suggestions would be appreciated. Looking to avoid snow, bad weather, big moutains.....
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Old 09-06-2016, 10:17 PM   #2
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Ongoing construction, seems it never will end.
The best website I've discovered for current road conditions is Stop Shop for Travelers. Also, Indiana Traveler Information, and I65 road conditions
seem to have accurate information.
The ramps are really messed-up, so watch signage carefully as you cross the Ohio river bridge.
When we use I65, once we reach road construction, I get in the center lane and follow a semi-truck. Car drivers usually ignore the construction speed limits, but the double-fine law has penalties I can't ignore.
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We traveled I 65 in July and it was horrible, had to go back north in August and took 24 to Il and went up 55 just to avoid I 65.
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We live about 25 miles south of Indy on I-65, You will hit construction at the 90 mile maker and it will be that way for about 25 miles or so. Its been all tore up and now they are putting it back together, they have split lanes and have workers and machinery moving about. Road is new in places and very smooth by Indiana standards. I would avoid the exits at 99 and 95 mile makers as those have bridge const or road const. at exit 95 has the Love and flying J they are doable if you dont try to cross over the interstate to get to one or the other.

I have not been around Louisville in the MH since early spring and it was full of const and once we crossed the bridge into louisville it was crazy, the lanes went everywhere and narrow. The new bridge was open and they are trying to make exits for I-71 and I-64. Indiana has been working on that section of road since the interstate was built, I cant remember when there has not been any const. when we came back I took the by pass around the const. it was a nice trip vs the const. Hope that helps a little.
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There is all construction around the Louisville area but it is not nearly as bad as it was. Parts of I-65 are fine but lots of it are under construction.
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