My husband and I thought we were smart heading south to Florida on a Saturday to avoid traffic in Charlotte. We came through yesterday (a Saturday) around 4 and it was a disaster because of the construction. It was bumper to bumper traveling at over 70 mph with most drivers changing lanes constantly. On previous trips we spent the night in Cornelius, which just puts off the agony until the next morning; This time we decided to drive through to Rock Hill. I have tried to talk my husband into going over to Winston-Salem and heading south from there to I95. It would add another hour to our trip, but I am thinking it might be less stressful. Anyone have another suggestion? Does it pay to take the route around, I think it is 485? I am not sure the construction will be done anytime soon and since we travel this route twice a year, we need to find another way.