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mikemc53

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I-75 Cincinnati
« on: November 16, 2020, 06:57:32 AM »
I will be heading south (Michigan to Florida) this weekend and for the first time in 3 years I will be taking I-75 all  the way. I normally would go around Cincy on I-275 East and from what I understand there will be no choice, this year, since the bridge over the Ohio River is out. My question is just a matter of preference: East I-275 or West I-275 around Cincy? I'm sure they both will be a bit slow but has anyone done either since the fire that closed the bridge?

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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2020, 10:03:41 AM »
I usually just stick on I-75.. Less I plan on hitting the campground (Roundbottom FMCA) But I've only done that one time.
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2020, 10:08:29 AM »
The Eastern route is somewhat shorter, and less hectic, I believe. I always took that one. But then I was usually coming down 71 from Cleveland, too.
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2020, 10:10:33 AM »
As there are actually 5 bridges in Cinci, there has to be a way, but yes, the I-275 is best from Round Bottom.  If you have a smaller coach the Anderson ferry is 5$ and kind of fun.  It is about 5 miles west of the I-75 bridge. 
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2020, 10:11:17 AM »
I usually just stick on I-75.. Less I plan on hitting the campground (Roundbottom FMCA) But I've only done that one time.

A little tough with the Bridge out, though.
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2020, 10:30:26 AM »
I usually go east depending on time of day. The east route is shorter but gets crowded at rush hour. Lots of folks live on the east side and you have to get by US50, I471 and the I75/I275 interchange.

The "safe" bet is the west side - a bit longer, more scenic and way less crowded.

No matter what you do, don't go south of I275 on either I71 or I75 right now and expect to navigate one of the other bridges - It's a complete mess...

If I were making the trip I would go via Indianapolis (I69 - I70 - I57)

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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2020, 10:03:23 AM »
FYI  I 75 bridge will be out of service until December 23rd per our latest news report.  Given the "lovely" weather we have been having in SW Ohio the last few days, it may be out even longer. 
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2020, 12:11:50 PM »
If it is anything like I-5 when the bridge at Burlington was out I don't envy you people, what a nightmare! :'(

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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2020, 03:54:18 PM »
If it is anything like I-5 when the bridge at Burlington was out I don't envy you people, what a nightmare! :'(

It's only "terrible" if you have to get to covington or downtown. Otherwise it's just "really bad."

 If you are "passing through" I275 will work great.
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 03:46:39 AM »
Most people going from MI to FL will go through Indianapolis or Dayton.

From Indianapolis, I would take the west 275 loop.

From Dayton, I would take the east 275 loop.

Note: From Dayton in non-traffic hours going from 75 to 71 on the north 275 loop then 71 south to 471 to 275 is a shorter option.

I avoid 75 from the north 275 loop to the south 275 loop even in my car because it's like the 75 Dayton project. Dayton is finished now but holly molly it took them like ten years.
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2020, 04:08:18 AM »
How silly of me...

For some reason I was locked on Michigan to Memphis - LOL...

I'd still avoid I471 and use I275 all the way around.
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2020, 07:53:51 AM »
Or, if you go through Indianapolis just continue south on I65 and the at Louisville takt I64 to cut over to I75 at Lexington
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Re: I-75 Cincinnati
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2020, 11:01:42 AM »
If I was going to go through Indy, I'd probably just stay on I-65 into Nashville,
or even Montgomery.
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