Driving through Columbus - Take the bypass or go straight through

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Omnivore, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Omnivore

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    I am going to visit a friend in Kentucky and I will be heading down I71 through Columbus.&nbsp; Would you guys drive through or take the bypass?. I am going to try to time it so I pass through mid day to avoid rush hour traffic.<br>
     
  2. KC

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    <P>Straight down 71.&nbsp; You'll be fine....make sure you pay close attention to the signs though as it can get a little tricky at the 71/70 interchange.</P>
     

  3. Brad617

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    Strait through. As long as you make it before 3:00!<br>
     
  4. Omnivore

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    Cool, thanks for the info!<br>
     
  5. Darwin

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    </P><br>I agree, this area is marked well but it can be a little confusing.&nbsp; <br>
     
  6. WorldBFreebase

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    </P><P>if i am remebering correctly, just stay in the left or center lane. when you go through the right hand 90 in town, be prepared to jump lanes. it happens fast.</P>
     
  7. Metaluno67

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    and whatever you do bypass the chit hole Cincy. You get off one of the exits and you'll be stuck for hours.
     
  8. Curtis17

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    I would take 270 (bypass) West from 71&nbsp;and then take 315 South (2nd exit).&nbsp; 315 will dump right back into 71 South and you avoid the split.&nbsp; This is the best way period.&nbsp;<BR>
     
  9. Omnivore

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    Good info, thanks again. I remember from a few times I have driven to Cincy years ago&nbsp; that the bypass seemed to take forever to hook back up w/ 71.<br>
     
  10. WorldBFreebase

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    </P>it's 88 miles around the bypass and it is damn near 44 miles either direction you go.<br><br>what part of kentucky are you going to?<br>
     
  11. pstryjew

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    <br><br>This typically would be the best way, however 315 is under some major re-construction right now.&nbsp; Between the Hospital curve and I670 it's down to 55mph then 45mph.&nbsp; And they do give out plenty of tickets.<br><br>If you take 315 South, pay attention and go 55mph at the hospital curve, the lanes are just funneling there.&nbsp; Columbus has motorcycle cops standing in the shade at the shoulder with LASER flagging people over for speeding.<br><br>You can take your chances with either I71 or 315.<br>
     
  12. Omnivore

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    Stanford , Kentucky . It looks like I will be on 71 and 75 pretty much the whole way. I have never been to my friends new house down there yet . Last time I was in KY was for boot camp at Ft. Knox this&nbsp; trip ought to a bit more relaxing.<br>
     
  13. takem1

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    <P>take exitr 3 0r 4 in cincy it will land you home.........i think its martin luther king drive.........lol</P>
     
  14. Mushijobah

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    315 is under construction FYI. &nbsp;Take 71 straight through. &nbsp;Many times, 270 is busier. &nbsp;
     
  15. Curtis17

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    Didn't know 315 was full of<br><IMG src="http://www.cityofcarlsbadnm.com/images/construction%20barrel.jpg"><br><br>Take 71.<br>
     
  16. WorldBFreebase

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    that's william howard taft. there is not an exit onto mlk, although they run parallel a few blocks apart and run you straight to U.C.
     
  17. WorldBFreebase

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    </P><P>take 71 straight through cincy. you will go through a tunnel and then do a 90 degree right. stay in the right lanes to keep going south and stay in the left lanes on the bridge.this is where 71 and 75 merge together.&nbsp;there are some dangerous and quick exits immediately across the river. make sure you hit downtown before 4.</P>