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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2006, 08:33:38 PM »
Have a Safe trip JR!

Maybe we will cross paths this week...Huh

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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2006, 11:42:20 PM »
DrDave - have you ever run the route your recommending - SR70 runs SE - and US27 is a minefield - you only go NORTH on 17 for a mile - best straight shot from East coast is route I95 south to Fort Pierce then west on SR70 - he wanted the scenic route - FWIW
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2006, 04:35:41 AM »
DrDave,

Agreed, that is the straightest route as the crow flies.

But, you will loose all your time/fuel savings with the bazillion traffic lights and local city traffic you will go through. 

By the way, 27 North of Ocala is a nice route to take if time and speed our not on your agenda.

I enjoy taking the preinterstate routes when time allows.

Its amazing how many Mom & Pop motels exsisted in almost every town on those routes, but sadly most have went the way of the

drive in.

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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2006, 07:16:02 AM »
Hey all -

OK, I'm flying from CA to Tampa for Bussin' 2007, staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Arcadia.

What do you guys think is the best route from the airport in Tampa?

I know I can Google Map it, or MapQuest it, but often the "locals" know better!

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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2006, 08:05:09 AM »
Airport exit to I275 north (actually east at that point)  then I4 east to I75 South To SR70 east (actually southeast) to Arcadia then use the map provided by Jack - HTH
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2006, 07:14:11 PM »
Have a Safe trip JR!

Maybe we will cross paths this week...Huh

Nick-

You bet!  I'm quite sure our paths will cross.   If you see a gold bus (and it ain't Ace's) on the side of I 95, our paths  crossed!  Hope they cross a little further south! 
You're driving a lot further than us'ns!   You be safe! 
Richard's post settled it for me...I'm going down thru Jax..and might even try out 321S from Columbia.....hope to be in Arcadia before dark thirty!  I'm not much on driving the bus in cities after dark.  Daylight's no problem.   
I reckon there's gonna be a lot of conversions on I 95 next week!
I took a second mortgage today so I could afford the fuel for the trip!  :D
Best, JR    8)



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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2006, 10:35:12 PM »
My granddaughter is planning on leaving Ft. Lauderdale the morning of the 26th. Would probably be in Jax by 6PM or earlier, depending on when they get out. If that is not too late for information, I will have her call me when they get to the Jax area with what the traffic is like.
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2006, 05:26:11 AM »
My granddaughter is planning on leaving Ft. Lauderdale the morning of the 26th. Would probably be in Jax by 6PM or earlier, depending on when they get out. If that is not too late for information, I will have her call me when they get to the Jax area with what the traffic is like.
Richard

Thanks Richard, that would be great!   We're leaving on the 27th so that info would be as up to date as it's gonna get.   JR
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #23 on: December 20, 2006, 01:07:09 PM »
DrDave - have you ever run the route your recommending - SR70 runs SE - and US27 is a minefield - you only go NORTH on 17 for a mile - best straight shot from East coast is route I95 south to Fort Pierce then west on SR70 - he wanted the scenic route - FWIW

Actually No, I haven't taken that route. Mainly due to Interstate-4 being 5 miles away.

I would rather take a direct route and even though the idea might work for others it would not make sense for me.

I could actually take Hwy 17/92 all the way for the extra excercise of the brakes. I live near the Intersection of U.S. 92 and U.S. 17 North.

I get the feeling sometimes that no matter which way I go its always faster or shorter to go a different way.

Now, Here's the funny part. It takes me an Hour to get to a buddies house in Oviedo, I can use that same hour and be all the way to Haines City and heading south on hwy 27 ( on a good day with a 90mph tailwind!)

Florida has some of the poorest and screwiest excuses for roads of any place that I have been... ( well except for Columbus OH. )
I haven't figured out why I keep coming back. But now the taxes are making me think seriously about moving to some podunk backroad town in some other cheaper to live state. The problem is that my heart is just about done and trying to move would probably be the end of
things for me. I have about 1/4 of it working now and not getting any better.....

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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2006, 12:26:43 PM »
My granddaughter and family are just past Jacksonville heading North on I-95. It is 3:30 Pm on Tuesday 26th.

The traffic is heavy both ways but moving very good in each direction. There speed is between 60 and 80 so apparently no problems of any concern. That is typical speeds for any time I have been thru there numerous times.

Hope this helps you.
Richard
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2006, 03:03:09 PM »
UPDATE. are now in Georgia and they did encounter some slowing as the highway changed from three lanes to two lanes due to construction, but nothing serious.
Richard

My granddaughter and family are just past Jacksonville heading North on I-95. It is 3:30 Pm on Tuesday 26th.

The traffic is heavy both ways but moving very good in each direction. There speed is between 60 and 80 so apparently no problems of any concern. That is typical speeds for any time I have been thru there numerous times.

Hope this helps you.
Richard
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2006, 06:28:31 PM »
Thanks much Richard!   That's the route I'm going to use.   Considered 321 South from Columbia, but seems as though there's only about 10 miles difference between 321 and I-26/I-95.   Interstate gets the nod. 
Thanks again!  JR

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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2006, 05:09:46 AM »



     JR

what time are you leaving.  I hope to move out abou noon today  If all goes well

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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #28 on: December 27, 2006, 06:09:04 AM »
  My favoritte=
    At Yulee just before Jack take 200 to 301(been widen), to Gainville, on I-75 & south.
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Re: What's Condition of Jax, Fl I-95?
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2007, 02:33:14 PM »
JR
what time are you leaving. I hope to move out abou noon today If all goes well
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Hi Ned!  I reckon I left about 3 hours before you posted the above.   Made it down and back without any issues at all.   Jax wasn't a problem...Orlando was busy, but it moved right along...albeit slowly at times. 
Driving back on Sunday was an easy drive.  We left Arcadia at 9:30 and arrived in Augusta, Ga at 5:30P.   
Hiope your return trip went well!   Ya'll going to Steel Creek? 
Best, JR   8)
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