Fredericksburg to Durham Safest Route

Old Jul 8th, 2022, 12:13 PM
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Fredericksburg to Durham Safest Route

My parents are traveling from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Durham, North Carolina.

Dad is getting older and doesn't do great with mountain driving (steep grades or high roads with guard rails).

He's comfortable on I-95 as that is what he takes to Florida.

The quickest route according to Google is I-95 South to Petersburg then I-85 to Durham.

The longer route is I-95 South to Route 64 through Raleigh.

Travel would be on Saturday and it will be raining for part if not all the route.

Opinions and suggestions appreciated.
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Old Jul 8th, 2022, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JW150
My parents are traveling from Fredericksburg, Virginia to Durham, North Carolina.

Dad is getting older and doesn't do great with mountain driving (steep grades or high roads with guard rails).

He's comfortable on I-95 as that is what he takes to Florida.

The quickest route according to Google is I-95 South to Petersburg then I-85 to Durham.

The longer route is I-95 South to Route 64 through Raleigh.

Travel would be on Saturday and it will be raining for part if not all the route.

Opinions and suggestions appreciated.
intestates donít have steep grades or high roads with guardrails.
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Old Jul 8th, 2022, 03:05 PM
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Use option 1. Option 2 makes absolutely no sense, can't imagine why Google would suggest it. (I live just outside Raleigh.)
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Welcome, JW150. The shorter route would be my suggestion unless there is some traffic problem. A friend of mine and I drove to the Raleigh-Durham area some years ago, and I don't remember any hilly roads. Avoid rush hour if possible.
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Old Jul 9th, 2022, 01:37 AM
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Many thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated.
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There aren't any mountains. Doing anything but an interstate to get to Raleigh would be awful. Traffic is bad enough there as it is.
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