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#1 of 7 Old 05-10-2010, 04:16 PM - Thead Starter
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My dad and his wife are looking at driving to visit me. They will be driving from Kansas City to West Virginia and are looking to avoid driving through St. Louis. Does anyone know how to do this? I have tried Mapquest and Yahoo Maps, but I can't find the avoid function.

 
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Gosh, I have no idea. I get lost in a closet Sorry! Do they have a GPS?
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Nope, I asked them that first. They are afraid of getting lost in St. Louis, too.

 
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I tried to find a way to avoid the city and unfortunately, I couldn't find anything that didn't add 2 to 3 hrs to the trip. It actually doesn't look that complicated ... the only highway change you do is I-70E to I-64E. Of course, I've never driven through St. Louis to know how difficult that actually is though.

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There is not really a good way to do it, like Elaine said, without adding LOTS of time to the drive. MO has a lot of winding country roads that are a mess. lol
I live about 20 minutes from ST Louis so I am familiar with the roads there. It is SUPER easy to navigate through if you are following the interstates/highways. A bypass of the city part is to take 270 to 255 around it but really, taking 70 or 64 right through is not bad as long as its not rush hour.
I have driven through MANY large cities and STL is one of the easiest.
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I always thought Kansas City was a cluster and he drives there all the time. Honestly, I have not driven through St. Louis for over 20 years. I don't know how bad it is.

 
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St Louis really isn't that bad to drive through, I have driven through other cities that are much much worse. If he can do KC he can do St Louis, I think it is less confusing.
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