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Posted: 09/21/19 05:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We live south of Atlanta and hate taking I-75 through Atlanta but we know it is doable early Saturday or Sunday morning. My question is can you get through Chicago on I-94 early Saturday or Sunday morning. By early I mean around 8-9 AM. A friend said to take I-294 but also said that could be a pain if you do not have an I-pass or equivalent. We will be pulling a 31ft TT. Thanks for any advice.


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Just went to Door co wi, went west at Indy on 74 north on 39 , about a hundard miles further, but a lot less hassle, went thru Chicago on a Sunday morning on 294 by 7:30 traffic was heavy, plus always road work going on on both


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What is your destination ?
I would NOT recommend taking a trailer through downtown Chicago on 94......EVER.


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I Drive truck to Chicago every day, the only time that is good is in the middle of the night but even then you would be surprised at how much traffic there is then.


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What is your destination? Are you stopping in Chicago, or just passing through?


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junmy3 wrote:

We live south of Atlanta and hate taking I-75 through Atlanta but we know it is doable early Saturday or Sunday morning. My question is can you get through Chicago on I-94 early Saturday or Sunday morning. By early I mean around 8-9 AM. A friend said to take I-294 but also said that could be a pain if you do not have an I-pass or equivalent. We will be pulling a 31ft TT. Thanks for any advice.


Early Sat or Sun morning? No worries. Unless it's raining or snowing. I used to make that run from Valdosta to Milwaukee - avoided I294


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Be patient and watch out for crazy drivers amd you should be fine.


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Though I94 doesn't totally avoid tolls. North of Chicago you have to switch to US41 to avoid a section of the Tristate (after 94 jogs over to join 294). 41 is multilane with stop lights.

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paulj wrote:

Though I94 doesn't totally avoid tolls. North of Chicago you have to switch to US41 to avoid a section of the Tristate (after 94 jogs over to join 294). 41 is multilane with stop lights.


Watch the underpasss heights on US41. A really tall trailer might have an issue. 12ft will work though


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Trekkar wrote:

What is your destination? Are you stopping in Chicago, or just passing through?


Just passing through. We plan to visit Indiana Dunes on Thursday and Friday and then head north toward to Calumet on the Upper Peninsula on Saturday or maybe Sunday.

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