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October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

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October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

Hi

Driving from Atlanta to New Orleans (and back) in Mid October. We are planning on going through Birmingham/Hattiesburg on the way down and Mobile/Montgomery on the way home.

Are any highways/road we should absolutely avoid due to construction or general terribleness?

What about any worthwhile smaller roads/highways on route?

Here are the major highways the directions are showing us:

Down:

I-20W/ I-459/ I-20W/I59S

Back:

i-10 E/ I-65 N

from New Orleans to Mobile we will probably take smaller roads along the Coast.

Thanks!

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1. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

There is construction on I 20 between the AL border and Oxford, AL and again between Pell City and Leeds, AL.

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2. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

If you'd like too see the small towns along the coast take 98 instead of 10. It'll take longer but fun. id take it into Tallahassee to 75 north

Edited: 02 October 2013, 16:08
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3. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

Is there a good detour here or just expect delays and stay on 20?

Thanks for reply.

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4. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

Do you mean 90? We are planning on taking 90 to Mobile area.

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5. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

No real delays on I 20 just watch your speed. Alabama has the speed limit set at 55 mph not 70 as usual.

The State Patrol is usually out around Heflin, AL.

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6. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

98 is the road that runs along the coast. 90 is farther north, maybe quicker, but not nearly as interesting.

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7. Re: October Road Trip- Road/ construction? Worthy detours?

98- I see it. Doesn't appear to start until east of Mobile. We are heading north from Mobile area towards Montgomery.

thanks

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