Have not traveled 231 for years, but recall it being part two lanes, part four lanes. By now it is probably all four lanes. Do recall going thru some small towns that would slow us down, but they may have been South of I-10 going towards Panama City. Assume you are taking I-10. Much better route I believe than going thru Georgia.
We live in AL and travel to Naples, FL often. We avoid 231 like the plague. For us it's much faster to take I20 to Atlanta then hit I75 straight south to Naples. We do use the loop and avoid downtown Atlanta. 231 is slow with lots of small towns, red lights and police officers. Not that I have ANYTHING against officers.
I gotta put in my vote for 231. It does get a bit slow going through Dothan, AL, but is nothing compared to ATL traffic, at any hour, any day.
I am sure you can GPS this, but just in case...
You want to take I-65 South to Montgomery, exit I-85 North (toward Atlanta), then exit Taylor Road (I think exit 9). That will go through about 2 miles of shopping, fast food, gas, etc. This is a SAFE part of town and a good place to make a stop. Your GPS or Mapquest may tell youto take South BLVD exit (off I-65) to connect with 231, but that will take you through a 'lesser' part of town. Taylor Road will dead end into a further south, out of town point on 231, and you'll be on your way.
What we have done is take 231 to I-10, I-10 to I-75, I-75 South to the FL Turnpike, and the Tpke into Orlando.
You are going to Disney...avoid as much stress as you can on the way!
Have a good trip.
Oh...yes, 231 is four lane.
You can go to www.randmcnally.com before you leave, and they have up to date road conditions that include construction on Interstate and US Highways.
Just an update now that we have returned home. We had a relaxing drive on US 231! A lot of it had a speed limit of 65. It was a great alternative to Georgia. No traffic at all either way!
Thanks for all the advice!
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