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traveling I80 from Ohio to Nebraska

Postby clip » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:16 am

I'll be leaving next week for a pheasant hunting trip on the west side of Nebraska, I'm used to long drives but have never traveled I80 outside of Ohio, looking on the internet many people say to avoid the section through Chicago I won't have a trailer just my truck and am not adverse to traffic, it should be AM before the heavy rush starts, just wondering if any locals can give me advice on that leg and the whole trip including must sees or potential problems areas.
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Re: traveling I80 from Ohio to Nebraska

Postby Philip » Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:59 am

Inbound heavy rush hour starts around 6:00 it can go as long as 9:00. Plan hitting there after 9:00 and your not in to bad of shape. There is one toll booth on I80 expect some minor delay there.

If your below I80 by much from your starting area. Think about 30 into Indiana. Then US24 west. West on US24 to 39 north in Ill. 39 north to I80. US24 is 4 lane to Logansport, IN. Then it goes 2 lane. Speed limit of 60 on 4 lane. 55 on two lane. I go this way when headed west. I miss Chi town all together. I do live on US24 BTW. I hate going threw chi town.
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Re: traveling I80 from Ohio to Nebraska

Postby clip » Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:09 am

I'm only a few miles from them both and I take route 24 often to MO,I'll check to see if it's much out of the way, thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: traveling I80 from Ohio to Nebraska

Postby Philip » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:33 am

I have driven a few times to Creston Iowa. I have traveled both 80 and 24. From my location mapquest shows 8 hours 47 minutes by 80= 541 mile. Going 24 to 37 8 hours 43 minutes= 473 miles to the same place. My normal drive time with rest stops to Creston is 9 hours max using 24.

The big roads you travel faster. How much milage does it add to a trip.
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Re: traveling I80 from Ohio to Nebraska

Postby clip » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:41 pm

best that I can figure it adds about 75 miles but 90 mins I would get to see Peru though, unless I'm figuring it wrong, I'm on the Oh/Mi border so it's a southern dip.
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Re: traveling I80 from Ohio to Nebraska

Postby Philip » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:30 pm

Peru is just a little hole in the wall. If you blink you might miss it. If you want to stop by and B/S send me PM.
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