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I'm driving from western New York to South Carolina and probably taking I-81 and I-77 in part to avoid Washington. However, I'm afraid the timing will have me in Charlotte at rush hour. Maybe I can arrive before it hits. Would traffic on I-77 southbound be heavy between 3 and 5 p.m.? I'm thinking that's largely the reverse commute but then when we pass the city proper we'd be in the heading-home direction. Any advice? Thanks!
In most N.A. cities rush hour starts closer to 5 that 3. As you stated you will hit the heading home traffic past the city, then again maybe Charlotte traffic isn`t the rush hour you know.
Might be good to leave 30-60 minutes earlier or stop for dinner, a long one.
It will be trafficky, but hopefully not to bad. Sometimes Charlotte is real smooth and easy and sometimes its a mess. Just have a cooler full of cold water and snacks and some patience just in case. If you are heading to a beach you might as well get used to packed roads.