I290 vs 1294 ride quality in Chicago

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Rukamfg, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Chrisap55

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    294 isn't bad if you know what you're doing, and not being one of the morons cruising in the middle lane at 50-55mph for no reason. I stay in the right lane and go 70-75mph. All merging cars go straight to the left two lanes to avoid the stupid truck drivers and the stupid truck drivers merge straight to the middle lane at 35mph because they're scared of traffic.

    There ain't a speed limit in Chicago. Just don't get in those left 2 lanes. I've been pulled over going 75mph in one of their 45mph work zones and the officer never mentioned my speed just gave me a left lane violation warning.
     
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  3. Anywhichwaybutloose

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  4. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    I'm a local here now too.
     
  5. ThisNameTaken

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    You're a menace on the highway.
    Lemme guess - you're going to try to tell us you're a "Law and Order" person too, right??
     
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  6. LtlAnonymous

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    I mean, I was never part of a CREW, but...

    294 is your answer, OP. lol
     
  7. slim shady

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    Welcome to the Crew
     
  8. LtlAnonymous

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    Gimme a beef and some deep dish.
     
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  9. Rukamfg

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    Well I ran I39 to I74 n across, traffic was fairly thick in Wisconsin n figured it only get worse. Going to run 65 north n 294 for sh#s n giggles since it'll be 2-3 am. Shouldn't be too bad.
     
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  10. JerzyG

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    If you're running at 2-3AM, why don't you just run up 94N to 41N? That way you won't pay any tolls?
    I know that from 294N - 95th St to WI it is around $35 during the day (Different rates during day/night).
     
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  11. LtlAnonymous

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    I'm one of the idiots doing the posted (and largely ignored) speed limit, but I stick to the right lane.
     
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