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Old 06-27-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Route from Memphis North to FROG Rally

Hi All

I will be driving to the FROG rally and coming in from the south.
What do you suggest the best route going north from Memphis TN would be?

I do not want to go north around Chicago.
So far I plan on driving north from Memphis on I-55 to I-57.
I noticed I can take the back roads at Champaign IN which is a shorter route. Speed I know will be a little slower than the interstate but that's OK.

Do you agree or disagree with my plan?
Have any ideas or route you'd like to share?
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Personally, I would take I-57 to I-94 at the South end of Chicago and work my way east from there, but I am not driving your vehicle and understand that other people do not look at driving the way I do. Google Maps shows that route to be 613 Miles (9 hr).

If you leave I-57 at Champaign, They also look to be good roads. Google Maps shows that route to be 616 Miles (9 hr, 32 Min).

The other choice I see is to take I-70 from Effingham, IL to Indianapolis and take US-31 North from there to Peru, US-24 East to Wabash and State Highway 115/15 straight North to Goshen. Google Maps shows that route to be 608 Miles (9 hr, 25 Min).

Just my thoughts. But I drove a truck for many years and it is hard to leave that mentality.

None differ enough in miles or time to matter. Good luck on whichever route you choose.
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Old 06-27-2015, 07:04 PM   #3
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Iggy,

What day will you be coming in? That might make a difference in your decision.

I-57 to I-94 misses the worst of the Chicago traffic, and depending on the time of day, isn't too bad, but try to hit it as early in the day as you can. Rush hour traffic leaving Chicago and heading east gets pretty dicey.

I've driven US 31 north from Indy. Not a bad drive...4 lane most, if not all, of the way, although there are quite a few stop lights.

I've done both routes. Either way is OK.

Travel safely!

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They just completed the by-pass around Kokomo on 31 last year.

That by its self cut out several stop lights. So 31 north out of Indianapolis is a four lane really good road now.

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Iggy,

What day will you be coming in? That might make a difference in your decision.

I-57 to I-94 misses the worst of the Chicago traffic, and depending on the time of day, isn't too bad, but try to hit it as early in the day as you can. Rush hour traffic leaving Chicago and heading east gets pretty dicey.

I've driven US 31 north from Indy. Not a bad drive...4 lane most, if not all, of the way, although there are quite a few stop lights.


I've done both routes. Either way is OK.

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The Nashville to Goshen crew will be travelling 31 on Monday prior to the rally and report on its drivability! dbler will lead the way with the Kenworth..
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The Nashville to Goshen crew will be travelling 31 on Monday prior to the rally and report on its drivability! dbler will lead the way with the Kenworth..
Great thanks. It may look like that's the route we may have to take.
31 north out of Indianapolis
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31 north to Hwy 6 to 15 north. Hwy 6 & 15 are good two lane roads that travel thru Amish country. Beautiful farms.

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Google maps takes me up 31 and then crossing over to 15 via 24. Are we better off taking 31 all the way up to 6?

We'll be coming from Elizabethtown, KY thru Indianapolis on the Monday before the rally, if that makes a difference. A little concerned about Louisville traffic Monday morning.... I have spent so many hours routing this trip my head is spinning!

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Head north and follow the signs... Last year the GPS routed us through back roads into Goshen! Just like home (we live in old order mennonite country) with horse briquets on the front of the trailer!
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