How is US 23 through VA and KY?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by McCauley, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

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    I'm picking up a little bit west of Asheville, NC and headed to Chillicothe, OH. I'm wondering if I want to just shoot straight up 23 or if it's worth the extra 50 miles to just take i-75 up. How is that road?
     
  2. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

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    I'll have about 20k in the box
     
  3. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Medium Load Member

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    If you like the scenic route and it's during daylight hours. I would run it plus the 20k helps. I like seeing new places on the back roads of our great country. All the best & safe travels trucker.
     
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  4. Last Time Around

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    Run 23 .... It's a nice ride, small Truck stops, just as fast. IMO. I run that route often.
     
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  5. have fun from Bristol Virginia all the way up to Ashland Kentucky..especially through those Kentucky coal Hills once you get outside of bland Virginia.
     
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  6. 6wheeler

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    I'm totally lost. Where is 23 in VA?
     
  7. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

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    Very southwest
     
  8. 6wheeler

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    Enjoy that nightmare
     
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  9. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

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    Thanks I will. The other guys in this thread said it wasn't too bad.
     
  10. u.s. 23 is right up at the very top near Bristol Tennessee if you look up past Bristol Tennessee into Bristol Virginia you will see Abington Virginia.. basically between Johnson City Tennessee off of Interstate 81 it keeps going straight North part of it I guess nowadays you kids would call and i-26 but you keep following it and it goes straight on up through a portion of Virginia to Bland.. it's not many miles but nonetheless it does come through Virginia
     
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