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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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I will make this somewhat simple... Right after the 4th of July weekend I will be leaving the Rogers Park area to make a trip back to my native Nebraska. Just a simple question, what would be the quickest route out of town to head towards I-80? I will probably be driving the car, but still would prefer to avoid as much traffic as possible. Looking at mapquest, google, and every other online mapping engine just gets me confused more than anything because they have the "quickest route complex" which is total bs because they don't take into consideration traffic flow. I won't be in any real big hurry so taking the off beaten path will be fine, just want to deal with as little city traffic as possible to get out of town on a Westerly route. I am still trying to get used to the city layout as I don't drive that often. Open for any suggestions though. Thanks

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 01:59 AM
 
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Get on I-88, take it until you hit Exit 1 1-B for I-80 ... take 80 pretty much through Iowa ... from there I'm not sure. I drive to Iowa City constantly because that's where I go to school. From Cary, I can get to Iowa City in 3 hours (I drive 75-80mph the whole way). Since I'm in an inconvinient location to get to I-88, I have to take Randall Road to Algonquin Rd to 72 to 47 to 38 then turn on Peace Rd, then I get on 88.

I'm pretty sure that you can take 80 as a straight shot right into Omaha.
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Hop on Lakeshore drive south and get onto I-55 South to I 80 towards Iowa.

That's by far the quickest way to get to I 80 from Rogers Park unless you wanna take the Dan Ryan to 80/94 and sit in traffic for awhile.

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Take Devon Ave, West, after you pass Caldwell stop light and the forest preserev make a left turn onto Milwaukee and then immidiate right onto the first street(can't rememner its name). Take that to 90 west and then 294 south. You will avoid downtown area And once you get on 90 you are only few minutes away from airport, and once you are on 294 you are free of traffic. Then take 55 south and drive to 90.

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+1 with Mustang. Made this trip too many times to count. From Rogers Park, I'd go a touch North and get on 290. Take that to 88, switch over to 80 just before the river. Once you're on 80... set cruise control, tie off the steering wheel, and take a nap for about 6 hours. When the alarm goes off, you should be seeing the Welcome to Nebraska signs.

Enjoy!

For those that suggested going to 80 right away, I'd recommend a map. Going down to 80 this far East will tack another hour on to an already miserable drive.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-16-2005, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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thats what i was thinking underdog, seems like all of the maps I have seen are telling me to go through town and that is not what I want to do. would like to get to a fast paced road out of town then I can always just shoot south and run into the interstate system. who knows I might even take the scenic route. thanks for the suggestions guys.

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