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November 13th, 2008
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From:msminlr
Date:November 14th, 2008 10:47 am (UTC)
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My personal philosophy is, that if I'm going to be in Chicago Traffic during PM drive time, I'd *MUCH* rather be among drivers on a "surface" road who are *expecting* to be going 45 mph than on any kind of expressway where they are frustrated and angry at not moving faster.

My plan (coming up I-57 through central IL) is to turn left on US-30, run west to US-45, then take *that* north to Roosevelt. Thence westward again.
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From:janmagic
Date:November 14th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)

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there is a handy phone number called traffic line live.

312-222-9456

i use it a lot as i get into my car and head off.
355 is a toll road i think it will cost $2.50.
tell the traffic line guy your going from 80 west to butterfield on 355. good travel time would be under an hour.

since i-65 north is questionable with construction, i usually take 30 east to 41 north then hop onto 80/94 west. you need to pay a toll ( stupid toll to go about a half mile ) stay in the middle and to get to 80 west bound. when 80 is clear your on it for about 10 to 20 minuets befor you get to 355. ( new section opened about 2 years now) then follow directions getting off at butterfield/56.

FOR AVOIDING TOLLS
if your going north on us-45 head west on cermak/22ed street after you pass us-83 (n/s) 22ed becomes butterfield/56.

(going to roosvelt is farther north than is reasonable.)

the hotel is tall white building easily seen from westbound 22ed street, unless your too far north on roosvelt.

TO HOTEL FROM 355
if your on 355 getting off at butterfield you turn right, the first light is finley. notice the tall white hotel ahead slightly to the left

the next (second) light is a strip mall entrance
go past exit for highland,
stay left,
the third light is to Yorktown mall. get into the 'right' turn lane.
turn left then turn right and you are on the road to the hotel.
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