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Title: Monroe, MI to Gatlinburg, TN
Post by: mattm16 on June 03, 2016, 05:33:51 PM
We are going on vacation to Gatlinburg.  We plan on taking 75 all the way to Knoxville.  How is the construction in Ohio?  Should we take a different route?  Is there a different route we can take home?  Thanks.
Title: Re: Monroe, MI to Gatlinburg, TN
Post by: US 41 on June 03, 2016, 07:01:12 PM
Taking I-75 would be the best way to go. Your only other "reasonable" option would be to take US 23 from Findlay, OH down to Kingsport, TN.

According to Google Maps (Monroe - Gatlinburg) the I-75 route will take around 8 hours while the US 23 option I came up with would take just slightly 2 hours longer.
Title: Re: Monroe, MI to Gatlinburg, TN
Post by: hbelkins on June 03, 2016, 07:13:57 PM
Scenic option -- Take Exit 29 in Kentucky for US 25E south, follow it through the Cumberland Gap Tunnel to I-81 at Morristown, Tenn., then south to I-40. From there you can either take I-40 west to Exit 407 (TN 66) or I-40 east to US 321 and follow it to Gatlinburg.
Title: Re: Monroe, MI to Gatlinburg, TN
Post by: westerninterloper on June 03, 2016, 08:47:13 PM
We are going on vacation to Gatlinburg.  We plan on taking 75 all the way to Knoxville.  How is the construction in Ohio?  Should we take a different route?  Is there a different route we can take home?  Thanks.

I don't know about the Dayton-Cincy area, but the worst of the construction on I-75 in Ohio is in the Toledo area. There is a short detour on NB 75 where it intersects with I-280 just south of the MI state line, but otherwise, the construction zones aren't too bad outside of rush hour in Toledo. The rest of the trip south should be smooth.
Title: Re: Monroe, MI to Gatlinburg, TN
Post by: hbelkins on June 04, 2016, 09:26:16 PM
There's a pavement rehab project getting underway on the concurrent portion of I-71/I-75 in northern Kentucky in the vicinity of the I-275 interchange. Updates will be posted on KYTC District 6's Facebook page.