Avoiding Nashville
by SteveM (2017-03-20 16:40:42)
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With a new grandson, my parents are spending a lot of time travelling on I-65 and getting through Nashville has usually been a disaster. The simplest solution would be for them to fly, but my mom has vetoed that idea.

So any suggestions for driving across Tennessee, basically from Bowling Green KY to Birmingham AL, with the least amount of pain?


Thanks all
by SteveM  (2017-03-21 12:14:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Sounds like they have just had bad luck with accidents. They should be going through around noon, so hopefully everything will work out.

BTW, has there been any thought about extending 840 to the north?


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by mkovac  (2017-03-20 18:40:29)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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by Odschool  (2017-03-21 08:40:48)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Don't overthink it. Take 65. Just have em go through at noon
by mick88  (2017-03-20 18:14:07)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

-ish, or else very early morning/late evening. There is no good shortcut to avoid 65 for that route.


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by Domer58  (2017-03-20 18:50:25)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Just don't come through at rush hour
by ndtnguy  (2017-03-20 16:51:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Nashville isn't like Chicago, where you'll hit bad traffic at 2:00 in the morning. It's just predictably bad at the expected times of the day. (And, to be fair, I think they've been doing construction for a while on 65 north of town, which has caused some permanent tie ups.) So if you can get through town between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., you shouldn't have any problems.

Barring that, if I were coming from Bowling Green, and were desperate to avoid Nashville, I would probably cut from 65 over to Gallatin via TN 109 or TN 25, or perhaps take the scenic route all the way via US 231, and link up with the northeastern terminus of I-840, swing 840 down to 65 way south of Nashville, and be on my way.


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