******* Road Trip


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The first leg of the trip my family are hoping to drive from Rochester MN to Indianapolis. Looks like it will take a little over 8 hours according to the map.

I’m wondering if I should bother at all with Chicago or just bypass by taking southbound I-39/51 through Bloomington and catching I-74 East. According to the map, that way is about 50 miles longer (but perhaps not that much more time-wise). Heavy traffic doesn’t bother me too much; I’m just looking for the fastest route. We would probably hit Chi-town sometime early to mid afternoon.

Also, if I do end up going through Chicago, what do you think would be the fastest route?