Hello! Just curious how bad rush hour traffic is? Are there certain times/roads where it is worse? Thanks! Will be traveling through Charlotte on a Monday morning.
If its before 10 id say take I-485 around. Where are you coming from and going?
Depends on your route. I-77 is a nightmare and should be avoided at all costs during the peak hours.
If that's your time frame, then take 485 loop around the city. It's long, but at least it's normally moving, although the bottom half of the loop (Independence to Pineville Matthews Rd) does slow down tremendously.
Are you coming from the east and heading west? North heading south? or other ways? It make a difference. For example, coming from Gastonia into Charlotte on I-85, morning is horrible from about 7:30 am to about 9:30 am. But going form Charlotte to Gastonia in the morning is fine. I-485 can be good- especially to avoid I-77, provided there isn't an accident anywhere. And certain areas of it range from just about bad to horrible almost any time of day- unless you know which lanes to avoid. It would all depend on which part of I-485 you needed to use.
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going south on I77 to FL
i would make sure i was heading south early. take 485 outer around towards pineville and catch 77 again on the south side.
You should stay out of uptown Charlotte during the beginning (5am-9pm) and end (4pm-7pm) if you're driving. If there's a major sporting event such as Panthers' playing, you should stay out of there, unless you're planning to watch the game.
The original post was from June 2016....they're probably out of traffic by now.
Well, maybe. I-77 is pretty bad.