Indy to Akron, I-74 instead of I-70?

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  1. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Heavy Load Member

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    Actually Whiteland, IN, south of Indy.

    Google Maps is recommending that I take I-74 to avoid construction on I-70. Legit?
     
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  3. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    I have no info on construction. But use the 270 outter loop in Columbus.
     
  4. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    70 or 74 will be about a wash. Both have to deal with either Indy or Cinci outer loop then Columbus which can be a bear. Me, I’d run up 69 to US 30 across to 71. 30 is four lane with 65 and 70 mph limits. No major city to deal with once around Indy. Some one lane construction at border but usually isn’t bad. Some construction at Mansfield but if you don’t hit it at rush hour it isn’t usually bad either
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Akron, OH from Whiteland, IN? I don't understand I-74 to go that way. Take 465 east to 70, then hop on 71 to Akron, or if the traffic is that bad across Indiana on 70, you could run 465 to 69 to Fort Wayne, then get off the 469 loop, and run US 30 all the way to 71
     
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    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Lol you beat me to it
     
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  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    If your gonna run the 10 or 15 miles that way, might as well come across 18,29,33 to I75.

    I avoid that chicken coup at us30 at all cost.
     
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  8. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

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    I’ve never much had problems with them as opposed to that creeper cop that works the rest areas just north of 275 and those jerks on 71
     
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  9. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    I like going up rt 67 ro 33 then jumping on to 75 to 30
    There a restaurant on 67 that has truck parking and is open 24/7 ( I think it's 24/7)
    But it probably take a little longer then just going to 30 on over
     
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  10. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    You got that right. I normally would just say 69 to US 224 straight to akron. But 224 is closed at 53 in Tiffin for a few more days.
     
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  11. cman87

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    Could always try US 40 for a few miles then cut back up to 70
     
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