Which route would you recommend I take to get from Charlottesville, VA to Raleigh? There's at least four possible routes I see from mapquest. On the way down, I'll be leaving after work and will be anxious to get to Raleigh as quickly as possible in the route that minimizes chances for delays. It'll also be after dark at least part of the way. Does this mean I should stick to taking 95 all the way down, or perhaps taking 95 to 85 to rt. 1? Would either be quicker than the other? 85 is more direct but i don't know if that last stretch along rt 1 might slow things down. Or is there a better route than either 95 or 85?
On the way back up, I'll be driving in the afternoon and will have more time to enjoy the scenery. If I plan on stopping off at Chapel Hill on the way, would either 15 or 29 from there make more sense? If so which one? Thanks!